Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas

November 15, 2016
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Serves 4

This recipe is so easy and flavorful that it can be made for a snack or a main dish. You can use a regular oven or just a toaster oven.


  • 1 Tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1/2
    small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup
    red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1
    clove, minced
  • 28 Ounces
    black beans, rinsed, drained, lightly mashed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
  • 3 Tablespoons
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup
    black olives, sliced
  • 2 Cups
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 Cups
    Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8
    whole wheat tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook onions and red peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook another 2 minutes, add mashed beans, cilantro and olives, and cumin and cook another 5 minutes to combine all ingredients. Spread mixture evenly onto 4 tortillas. Sprinkle with spinach and cheese. Top with remaining tortillas.
    Bake tortillas on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve.


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