Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Healthy alternative and delicious quesadillas. I got this from Essence magazine. Very easy to make also!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash half the black beans with potato masher until smooth, and mix with remaining whole beans.
  2. Spread equal parts beans, cheese and jalapenos on flour tortillas.
  3. Stack second tortilla on top of the filling.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Put two quesadillas in the pan, pressing down with spatula to close.
  5. Cook 2 to 4 minutes on both sides.
  6. Repeat with the remaining two quesadillas.
  7. Dice avocado, then toss with the lime juice and salt. Serve atop the quesadillas.
Most Helpful

A wonderfully easy and quick recipe. Ideal for a week night meal when time is short and energy levels are low. Tasty and delicious and I will definitely be making it again. I also put the avocado into the middle of the tortillas so it was warmed up as well.

Kiwi Kathy April 09, 2009

I made this last night and am in love!! Instead of putting the avocado on top, I mashed it into the beans (along with the lime juice). I smeared light sour cream on top and served with Black Bean Southwestern salsa and tortilla chips. Num, Num.

nogoodcook April 09, 2009