Southwest veggies quesadillas loaded with bean, corn, bell pepper, cilantro, spices and lots of cheese and served with a creamy cilantro sour-cream dip. These quick quesadillas are packed with flavor and can be made vegan too!
If your on the lookout for a filling vegetarian meal that tastes AMAZING, then these veggie loaded quesadillas are calling your name. They’re loaded with sauteed beans, corn bell peppers, onion, and packed with lots of spices and flavor.
Making them is as simple as sauteeing all the ingredients in a pan at the same time for just a few minutes, then sandwiching them between two flour tortillas. If you want to go the extra step and add a creamy element to the quesadillas, add a tablespoon of mayo to the quesadillas.
To make them vegan, replace the cheese with vegan cheese.
To add chicken, add a cup of cooked shredded, diced, or grilled chicken to the quesadillas after adding the veggies.
To add avocado, Add half an avocado, mashed or sliced, to the quesadilla before or after adding the veggies.
To make them healthier, use whole wheat tortillas and replace the mayo with sour cream or Greek yogurt or avocado.
Southwest Veggie Quesadillas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup bell pepper diced (colors of choice)
- 1 cup black beans canned, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 4 medium flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheese see note
For the sour-cream cilantro sauce:
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayo or replace with sour-cream or Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup cilantro minced
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, bell peppers, black beans, corn, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the bell peppers and onions of softened. Turn off heat and stir in the cilantro.
- In a clean skillet over medium heat, add a flour tortilla. Top with cheese, cooked veggies mixture, and another layer of cheese. Place another tortilla on top and cook, flipping once, until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice and Serve with sour-cream cilantro sauce.
- To Make the sour-cream cilantro sauce. Whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.
I also added 1/4 can fried bean. Yum
Hannah Beth Boersma says
Delicious! I used a veggie hash from Trader Joe’s and subbed out precooked chicken for black beans. Served with avocado. Very filling!
These are so delicious. I make them frequently and everyone loves them. I do increase the spices and add a small jalapeño and chopped cilantro to the veggie mixture. Delicious even without the sauce.
Amanda Petersen says
These are amazing!!! A must try!
Joe Rice says
Easy and delicious.
We’ve made these a couple of times. They’re so delicious and filling, you don’t notice that there is no meat. We served them with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, rather than the suggested sauce, as we don’t enjoy cilantro.
This is such a great recipe!!! I’ve been on a quesadilla kick lately. I added mayo to the tortilla before cooking it and it def made it more moist. Next time I will take ur suggestion about using avocado, making it a healthier choice. And BTW, your vid is spectacular!
One thing though, the link to save to Pinterest doesn’t seem to be working and I really need this in my recipe folder!
You left off drizzle a clean skillet with olive oil prior to putting the tortilla in the skillet.
The recipe is correct. Tortillas crisp up nicely in a dry nonstick pan. There is no reason to add oil in that step.
Sunshine Maranon says
What a yummy dish! Just had it with my family today and we all agree it’s definitely 5 stars!!! I wish I took photos before we started eating them all.
Thank you for sharing this recipe.
The ingredients say garlic, but the directions and video don’t include if. So do you include or leave out?
Go ahead and include it as it must be missing from the video!
Best quesadillas I’ve had.
This recipe was so delicious. We just loved it. Thank you.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for stopping by!
Rachel Park says
This was a nice Meatless Monday dinner.
This was a great recipe! My family loves it! Thanks!
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review <3
Really simple and delicious.
delicious, I will make this again
Thanks for sharing! Is the cilantro lime sauce good in other dishes?
Yes! I use this sauce with just about anything tex-mex. It’s great on tacos, salads and even for dipping fries!
This looks so good! What a fun way to beef up an average quesadilla!
Monica L. Scarlett says
I rarely leave reviews but this recipe is so good I felt compelled to remark. The addition of a little Mayo to the veggies is genius. I also added a bit of salsa to the veggie MIx for extra flavor. There’s so much you can do with this recipe. Definitely TRy it!
Salsa is a great addition! Enjoy 🙂
Absolutely love these ! I added a bit more seasoning, but these are now an all time fave at home. Definitely double up though !
I made these aCcording to the REcipe, but Used Vegan cheese, vegan mayo and vegan sOur creaM. ThEy were Delicious! Even my toddler lOved them!
You list garlic as an ing but don’T Use in recip
I made these today and the only change I made was I used taco seasoning instead of chilli POWDEr. They are PERFECT and the sour CREAM-CILANTRO sauce is amazing!!! Thank you for an AWESOME recipe that I will make over and over again!!!
You are so welcome!! 🙂
So so good. We are typic meat eaters. This may have convinced us to add veget meals to our diet!
I just have to comment on this because this has become hit in my house. My husband loves it and he is a meat eater. Thank yoy for this great recipe!
That WAs literally the best quesadilla ive ever had in my lIfe!!! I really wasnt expecting it to taste as good as it came out. Thank you!
Made this for dinner and it was an absolute hit! So delicious…followed to the letter. It was perfect! Thank you
Can thos veggy filling be frozen?
If you mean can you freeze the sauteed veggies then yes you can!
Tammy lanenberg says
No she means can you use frozen ce for the recipe
Courtney R says
Delicious and easy! I added some shredded vegan chicken as well.
brandon moody says
really great recipe i used spicy black beans for an extra kick if you like it more spicy just don’t rinse the beans down to much or you will kill the spiciness and to make it vegan just use vegan cheese, mayo, and sour cream and still tastes great
brandon moody says
meant to put 5 stars as well
these are aWesome!
I made these last weekend and they were heavenly. My girlfriend is hooked so I guess I’ll have to make them again tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe!
P.S. If she had to choose between never eating those quesadillas, or never seeing me again I think it would be a difficult choice for her 😉
I made these for dinner tonight, and they were so so Good and Very filling. Will Definitely make these again.
I made these today, but i didnt follow the recipe measurements cause of How big my family is. It was really, really good. 🙂 i highly recommend. Its super easy, quiCk And cHeap.
Thanks for the 5 stars! So happy you and your family enjoyed the dish! <3
Yasss! It’s one of my family favorites as well <3
these we so good!!! Definitly will make again! I used jarred salsa verde instead of the Sauce, but a huge it with my kids! Thank you!!
Christina H. says
My first recipe from your site and it was a winner. I made them for A light dinner and We loved them. Followed the recipe as written.
In the video you put mayo on the tortilla before ADDINg cheese, but in the directions it doesn’t say anything about putting mayo on the tortilla before adding cheese.
Kim Shows-Miller says
This southwest veggie quesadillas was a hit! My family.
So glad your family enjoyed these quesadillas, Kim! 🙂
It was deliciouS! Its making it to my goto rexipe list.
This look so so good and it looks pretty easy to make
this was my first recipe to try from your website, and it was a huuuuge hit! my husband and i have been wanting to start using healthy recipes in our everyday cooking, and this one was a great one to being with! 🙂 really looking forward to testing out many more of your recipes over time 🙂 <3
I’m so happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the recipe, Lizzy! <3