Avocado Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadillas are the utility player of our kitchen – they are great snacks, lunches and dinners. Sneak in some veggies for yourself and the family with this Avocado Black Bean Quesadilla recipe. It’s full of avocados, black beans, and other veggies! Thank you Gimme Delicious for this one! 

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

½ onion, sliced

½ bell pepper, sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup black beans, drained

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

4 medium soft flour tortillas

2 avocados, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced

¼ cup minced cilantro

1 lime, cut in half

1 cup light Mexican, Cheddar or mozzarella cheese

oil or cooking spray for grilling

Directions:

In a medium pan over medium-high heat, saute onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add the black beans and taco seasoning. Cook for another minute. Transfer mixture into a small bowl and set aside. 

Rinse and wipe down pan and return to heat. Drizzle with a light layer of oil or spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, lightly mash the avocados with a fork. Stir in cilantro and juice of ½ lime, season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a quarter of mashed avocado onto half of a tortilla. Top with bean mixture and ¼th cup of cheese. Fold the tortilla closed over the veggies. Repeat until all tortillas are filled and all fillings are used.

Cook on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until the outside is crispy and cheese has fully melted. Serve with your favorite salsa or sour-cream.

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