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Vegan Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

Who says Mexican food night in your house has to be limited to only Taco Tuesday?!? There are so many other recipes you can put a healthy, plant-based spin on!

You won’t miss the meat with these black bean quesadillas!

Black beans are packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Black beans even protect your eyes from aging complications. The avocado is diced and tucked in the quesadilla, but you could also create an easy avocado crema to dip the black bean quesadilla in.

Avocado is a great source of folate, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, it is rich in Vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. Tomatoes are also added to the quesadillas. Tomatoes provide great health benefits-they reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as provide vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

There is much debate as to whether flour or corn tortillas are better. We decided to not even enter this fight (even though corn tortillas are healthier) and use a whole wheat tortilla. Whole wheat tortillas are healthier than flour tortillas and contain potassium, manganese, B vitamins, and iron. The chili powder, cayenne powder, and paprika provide the right amount of spice!

black bean quesadilla

With the enormous amount of nutrition you’ll have in every bite, you do not have to feel one ounce of guilt for indulging! Treat yourself to one (or three) of these with your favorite beverage, chips and salsa! Try this black bean quesadilla at home and let us know how you and your family like it!

Vegan Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings 2
Calories 492 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Tinned Black Beans
  • 1/2 Large Tomato
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 4 7inch Whole Wheat Tortilla

Spice Mix

  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Paprika Powder
  • Pinch of Cayenne Powder

Instructions
 

  • Dice the tomatoes, avocado, and onions.
  • Create the spice mix by placing all ingredients into a small bowl and stirring well.
  • Take 1⁄4 cup of the vegan cheese and sprinkle half on a tortilla shell. Top with 1⁄2 of the tomato, onion, and black beans. Sprinkle with 3⁄4 teaspoon of spice mix and top with the other half of the cheese. Repeat this process for the second quesadilla.
  • Place a non stick frying pan over a medium-low heat. Place the quesadilla into the pan, cook on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Remove from the pan and repeat the cooking process with the second quesadilla.
  • Serve immediately with guacamole and salsa if desired.
Keyword dairy-free, plant-based, quesadilla, vegan

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