Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans
Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Total Time 30 mins
AuthorSal D'Amato, San Carlos, CA

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.

How to Make It

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 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

Directions

Step 1
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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans