Black Bean Quesadillas

Nutrition & Movement

Black Bean Quesadillas  

Prep Time:  10 Min     
Cook Time:  15 Min
Ready In: 25 Min

Servings: 4

Black beans and veggies make these quesadillas a delicious and healthy choice for halftime snacks or anytime.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup reduced-sodium black beans
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 2/3 cup red onion
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) 2% shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 2 (12-inch) whole-wheat tortillas


Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Gather your ingredients. Drain and rinse the beans in a colander, then place in a large bowl. Finely dice the zucchini and onion. Thaw the corn in a colander under running water. Chop the cilantro.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, zucchini, onion, corn, cilantro, cheese, cumin, salt, pepper, and pepper sauce.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Place a tortilla in the pan to warm for about 1 minute. Place half of the mixture on one side of the tortilla and fold over to cover. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the other tortilla.
  4. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes or until cheese has completely melted.

Cut each quesadilla into 4 even wedges. Serve with a pico de gallo, salsa and/or a light sour cream. 

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jen Welper with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

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