My 2nd gym (Planet Fitness) is right next to a supermarket. How convenient.
The other day after I worked out, I hurried over to purchase a few healthy snacks, some turkey for lunches, and dinner- as I was on my own for the night. Passing the seafood area, I noticed how cheap Tilapia was! I really have never made any type of fish except salmon, so I was super excited to try Tilapia out.
With a whole 1/2 lb of Tilapia only costing me 6 points, I was able to have some fun with it!
Tilapia w/ Black Beans & Zucchini
Recipe by: It’s Good to be the Cook
1/2 lb Tilapia (usually 2 pieces), rinsed and patted dry
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, Minced, divided
Fresh Ground Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1/2 can Black Beans
8 Green Beans
2 Green Onions
1. Cut up all of the veggies. In a large saucepan, heat just a little bit of olive oil (teaspoon?). Add 1/4 teaspoon Garlic. Saute for 30 seconds before adding the onion, zucchini, green beans, and green onions. Stir around until the veggies become softer- I like to get it to the point where the zucchinis are browning just a little bit.
2. Meanwhile, heat another teaspoon of Olive Oil in a separate pan over medium heat. Season both sides of the Tilapia with Sea Salt, Pepper, and the other 1/4 teaspoon of Garlic (and a few shakes of Red Pepper Flakes if you’d like!). Place the Tilapia gently in the pan over the oil. Add the lime juice. It only takes about 4-5 minutes on each side. Try to only flip it once to avoid it falling apart.
3. When the veggies and fish are almost done, add the black beans and tomatoes into the veggie saucepan. Stir to combine. Serve together!
This was really simple and completely thrown together last minute. It worked out really well. The simplicity was really nice, because you could really taste the flavors of the veggies and fish. This would be really yummy too, if you’d add just a few shakes of Parmesan cheese ontop.
It was a nice change from my normal asian or cajun fish seasonings and marinades.