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Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans


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  • 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


Servings 4
Adapted from


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.

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.


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