Black Bean Quesadillas

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: May 1, 2022

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Black Bean Quesadillas

These black bean quesadillas are so delicious and nourishing. It’s one of our favourites and features a lot on our meal plans. I love to prepare the filling and queso ahead of time. It makes it so easy to whip up a super quick and tasty lunch. What’s your favourite quesadilla filling? ????

Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Delicious and nourishing black bean quesadillas, perfect for a quick and tasty lunch. Prepare the filling and queso ahead for convenience.
By Sarah Cobacho (


Servings 4 quesadillas


Main Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 small capsicum (red bell pepper)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 large tortillas
  • olive oil


  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp iodised salt


  • pickled jalapenos
  • 8 cherry tomatoes (diced)
  • ½ avocado (diced)
  • ½ cup coriander leaves (chopped)

Mexican Cashew Queso

  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 chipotle in adobo + 1 tbsp sauce
  • ½ cup soy milk (or another plant milk)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Begin by soaking the cashews in boiling water for 30 minutes. Then, in a small high-speed blender, combine all the queso ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Dice the red onion and capsicum. In a pan on medium heat, add a bit of olive oil and the onion. Cook until the onion is softened.
  • Add the capsicum, corn, black beans, and spices to the pan. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread the cashew queso on half of a tortilla, then add some of the black bean mixture and spinach. Top with more cashew queso and fold the tortilla in half.
  • Transfer the filled tortilla to a non-stick pan heated on medium to low heat. You can brush a bit of olive oil if needed. Cook until the tortilla is golden, then flip and cook the other side.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and filling. Serve the quesadillas with your favorite toppings.
Per Serving
Calories 459kcalCarbohydrates 68gProtein 16gFat 15gSodium 1067mgFiber 13gVitamin A 126IUVitamin C 47mgCalcium 170mgIron 5mg
CUISINE Mexican-Inspired
KEYWORDS Black Bean, Easy Lunch, High Protein, Quesadillas
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