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Black bean quesadillas

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

If you like, add grilled chicken, shrimp or other lean meats to this recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups reduced sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup finely diced zucchini
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
  • 2/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas, 12 inches in diameter


Heat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine the beans, zucchini, corn, red onion, cheese, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce.

Heat a large, nonstick skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Place one tortilla in the pan to warm. Place half the bean mixture on one side of the tortilla and fold over to cover. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes then flip the quesadilla and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the other tortilla.

Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese has completely melted. Cut each quesadilla into 4 even slices and serve with your choice of condiments.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size2 slices
Carbohydrate41 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Fiber16 g
Protein14 g
Sodium522 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Fat8 g

Last updated: May 21st, 2016

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