Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Beans
Specialty Diet Gluten Free
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Recipe Contributed By Wholefully

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Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • cooking spray
  • 2 tortillas, burrito-size; whole wheat flour or gluten-free
  • 1/2 avocado, ripe; mashed
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked, seasoned (drained well)
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • salsa, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving


  • Spray a large skillet with the cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Add in one of the tortillas.
  • Spread the avocado evenly over the tortilla, top with the black beans and the cheese. Add in the remaining tortilla on top and press down to seal.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the underside of the tortilla begins to brown. Carefully flip the quesadilla, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until heated through and brown on the underside.
  • Transfer to a cutting board, let rest for 5 minutes, then slice into eight wedges. Serve with salsa and sour cream.


If you don’t have time to make your seasoned black beans from scratch, you can also buy them from a can in the grocery store. Check out the brands in the international foods aisles for the best flavor.