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Vegetarian Quesadilla

by Olena

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!

Once you see how easy this healthy vegetarian quesadilla recipe comes together in 30 minutes (please note 20 minute idle baking time) and how delicious it tastes, any of your “quesadilla making fears” will be gone. If you had some, I sure did.

All there is to a veggie quesadilla is a mix of black beans with vegetables and spices. Please note no sautéing is required, raw veggies are tucked inside the whole wheat tortilla. Then sprinkled with as little cheese as possible to help quesadillas stay together.Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!

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I also prefer to fold 1 tortilla in half rather than stack 2 on top of each other. That way even less cheese is required, veggies are not falling out all over the plate and you end up eating cheesy salad with a fork. Been there, done that. I mean everything in moderation but quesadillas definitely need cheese.

These are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, even in summer months. Kids loved them! Also try my chicken tostadas and ground chicken tacos if you love healthy and quick Tex Mex recipes. Enjoy!

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!

How to Make Vegetarian Quesadilla

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add black beans, corn, pepper, cilantro, red onion, cumin and salt; stir well to combine. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!
  2. Build each quesadilla: on a half of tortilla sprinkle 3 tbsp (half of 1/3 cup) of cheese, spread 1/2 cup veggie mixture and sprinkle with remaining 3 tbsp of cheese. Fold the other half of tortilla on top pressing on it somewhat gently-hard making a half moon shape. Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!
  3. Repeat and make 8 quesadillas. If you have any leftover veggie mixture – eat it. Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, let rest for 3-5 minutes and cut each quesadilla in half using serrated knife. Serve with salsa and yogurt.Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!
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Vegetarian Quesadilla

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Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe with beans, vegetables and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and baked in the oven for the best EASY veggie quesadilla ever!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 whole wheat large (8”) tortillas
  • 14 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 2/3 cups cheese that melts well, shredded (cheddar, mozzarella)
  • Salsa and yogurt, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add black beans, corn, pepper, cilantro, red onion, cumin and salt; stir well to combine. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Build each quesadilla: on a half of tortilla sprinkle 3 tbsp (half of 1/3 cup) of cheese, spread 1/2 cup veggie mixture and sprinkle with remaining 3 tbsp of cheese. Fold the other half of tortilla on top pressing on it somewhat gently-hard making a half moon shape. Repeat and make 8 quesadillas. If you have any leftover veggie mixture – eat it.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, let rest for 3-5 minutes and cut each quesadilla in half using serrated knife. Serve with salsa and yogurt.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate filling mixture without salt covered for up to 2 days, then make quesadillas.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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