Vegetarian Quesadilla with black beans, veggies and moderate amount of cheese tucked inside a whole wheat tortilla and then baked. Or turn into a freezer meal for busy weeknights.
Author:Olena of ifoodreal.com
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Yield:4 servings 1x
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
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.
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.
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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