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Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans

Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
Versatile tilapia gets a fun makeover with the addition of quinoa, black beans and sautéed vegetables. The end result is a colorful dish, packed with protein and flavor.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup canned black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 lb. total)
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 407
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • protein 31 g
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 5.6 g
  • sodium 186 mg
  • cholesterol 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook quinoa as package directs. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, cook beans and vegetables with 1 tbsp. oil, the lemon juice, and paprika until warm, about 5 minutes. Season vegetable mixture and fish with salt and pepper.

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  2. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook fish in remaining 2 tbsp. oil until browned, 5 minutes. Serve fish over quinoa with vegetable mixture and onions.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.