black bean quesadilla

Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas

In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad.

    • Makes: 4 servings
    • Active Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 15 minutes


1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, preferably pepper Jack
1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa (see Tip), divided
4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 ripe avocado, diced

Tips & Notes

Look for prepared fresh salsa in the supermarket refrigerator section near other dips and spreads.


Per serving: 377 calories; 16 g fat (5 g sat, 8 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 13 g protein; 10 g fiber; 679 mg sodium; 581 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value), Folate (23% dv), Iron (19% dv), Potassium (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat

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