Black Bean Quesadillas


  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups plum tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added)
  • Four 8-inch whole-grain tortillas
  • ¾ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cooking spray


  • 1 cup yellow corn (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Preheat broiler. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion. Sauté 30 seconds; add tomato, ½ cup cilantro and beans. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Place tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top each tortilla with ½ cup bean mixture and 3 tbsp. cheese, fold in half. Lightly spray tortillas with cooking spray. Broil for 3 minutes or until cheese melts and tortillas begin to brown. Cut each tortilla into 3 wedges and serve with salsa. To prepare the salsa, blanch the corn in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and place in a small bowl. Add ½ cup cilantro, lime juice, garlic, red pepper, and salt and pepper.

Tip: Refrigerate salsa overnight to let the flavors develop.

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: ¼ recipe. Calories: 422; Fiber: 9g; Protein: 22g.


Written by Renew Life

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