Crispy quesadillas filled with beans, sautéed onions, bell pepper, avocado and lots of cheese. These avocado black bean quesadillas are filling and make a great vegetarian meal too!
Happy New Year! It’s been a great year in food and I want to thank every single one of you for supporting this small blog which has become more than just a full-time job for me. It’s become place to share healthier cooking options and hopefully have a positive impact on the way you eat and think about food!
I have many more healthy, creative, and delicious recipes in store for 2017 and I can NOT wait to share every recipe with you all! I wish you and your family a safe and happy new year, filled with plenty of delicious healthy home cooking, and lots of happy tummies! 🙂
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2017 kicks off with delicious avocado, veggie and bean packed quesadillas that are crispy on the outside, and cheesy on the inside. They make a great lunch and are also very filling too! I don’t know if it’s just me but there’s just something magical about avocado and melted cheese 😀
Serve with your favorite salsa or low-fat sour-cream and enjoy! 😀
Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 1/2 bell pepper sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup black beans drained
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 4 medium soft flour tortillas
- 2 avocados peeled, halved, seeded and sliced
- 1/4 cup minced cilantro
- 1 lime cut in half
- 1 cup light Mexican Cheddar or mozzarella cheese
- oil or cooking spray for grilling
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 1/2 lime, season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a quarter of mashed avocado onto half of a tortilla. Top with bean mixture and 1/4th 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, Enjoy!