bean cheese quesadillas
  • (15 oz. can) black beans, rinsed
  • (1/2 cup) pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • (1/2 cup) prepared fresh salsa, divided
  • (4) whole-wheat tortillas (8 in. diameter)
  • (2 tsp.) canola oil, divided
  • (1) ripe avocado, diced



Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Black beans and pepper Jack cheese folded in a whole-wheat tortilla and cooked until crispy.

Preparation Time

About 5 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes


  1. 1Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp. oil.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, mix together beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa. Top half of each tortilla with 1/2 cup filling. Fold over and press.
  3. 3Cook 2 quesadillas at a time for 1-2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. 4Serve with avocado and salsa, enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 quesadilla

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 377
  • Total Fat 16 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 46 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Sodium 679 mg
  • Fiber 10 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Tacos and Quesadillas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.