Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas

I may have accidentally bought several cans of black beans over the past few weeks.  The kind I like had been on sale, I got excited, and suddenly there were several cans of black beans in our pantry!  Since we already had leftover salsa from the Superbowl, I couldn’t wait to try a seemingly delicious recipe for black bean quesadillas.  It came together very quick, and even with some adjustments, the result was a winner.  Some of the black beans do fall out in the flipping process, but it’s not enough to make a real difference.  We made ours with Daiya cheddar and I think this recipe will be great with whatever type of cheese you like (dairy or non-dairy).  If you don’t want to use black beans, maybe try some chopped veggies (zucchini, onions, carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash) instead.

Some notes

  • We used Mission Carb Balance Fajita size tortillas.  Any kind you like will work.
  • We ran out of cheese, and used far less than the recipe suggested, and I would make it this way again.
  • I made one with a little olive oil, and the other with none.  As long as you’re using a non-stick pan, it doesn’t really need any oil.
  • We topped with salsa and sliced scallions.


Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas

Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas

Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas
adapted from Eating Well
yields 4 servings

1 15oz. can organic black beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups small diced veggies)
1/4 cup Daiya cheddar shreds
1/4 cup salsa
4 fajita size tortillas (we like Mission Carb Balance)
salsa, for garnish
chopped scallions, for garnish

Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Mix first three ingredients together in a bowl. Take 1 tortilla and place about 1/2 cup of mixture on tortilla. Fold up like a taco, and gently press flat on one side so that most of the mixture is lightly pressed in tortilla. Place in pan for about 3-4 minutes on one side. With a spatula, carefully flip on to other side for another 2-3 minutes.  Some beans will probably fall out in this process.  To serve, cut in half and garnish with salsa and scallions.

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