healthy black bean quesadillas veggie
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Healthy Quesadillas with Black Beans and Veggies

These easy healthy quesadillas are packed with black beans, gooey cheese, and crunchy veggies, and are ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 4 Sprouted Wheat Tortillas (1 per quesadilla)
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese blend (1/4 cup per quesadilla)
  • 1 cup Refried black beans (1/4 cup per quesadilla)
  • 1 tsp Taco Seasoning (more to taste)
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 red/orange/yellow bell pepper diced
  • 8 tbsp Salsa (2 tbsp per quesadilla)
  • 4 tbsp Guacamole (1 tbsp per quesadilla)

Instructions

  • Heat beans over the stove on medium heat. Add taco seasoning to taste and stir until combined
  • Heat a large pan over medium to medium-low heat, spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add tortilla to pan.
  • Assemble quesadillas: One layer of beans, one layer of cheese (1/8 cup), a layer of onions & peppers, and another layer of cheese (remaining 1/8 cup).
  • Grill the quesadillas in the pan until both sides are browned and crispy and the cheese has melted. About 1-2 minutes on each side. Top with diced tomatoes, 1 Tbsp guac and 2 Tbsp salsa. 

Notes

Top Tips for Making the Perfect Healthy Quesadillas
  • Use sprouted wheat tortillas, whole wheat tortillas or even corn tortillas instead of white flour tortillas.
  • Prep your fillings ahead of time for easy assembly.
  • Don't over stuff your quesadilla. A quesadilla is better when you keep it on the lighter side. If you want some additional veggies, serve with a side salad or some sauteed fresh veggies on the side.
  • Tortillas burn easily, so you want to fry your quesadillas on medium heat. It takes about a minute to a minute and a half to get each side crispy and golden--and your cheese will be perfectly melted, too.
  • To make this gluten free, just use a gluten free tortilla. To make this vegan, omit the cheese or use vegan cheese. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.8g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 10.9g | Sugar: 1.5g