Kid-friendly Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas | PCC Natural Markets

Kid-friendly Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas

Serves: 4

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Here is a perfect example that the simplest foods can be so very satisfying. The premise of this dish starts with melted cheese, healthy black beans and fresh salsa tucked between two buttery, crisp tortillas. From there you may spark them up in any number of ways.



Combine tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, black beans, salt and hot sauce in a bowl.

To assemble and cook a quesadilla, brush softened butter or oil on one side of two tortillas. Place one tortilla butter-side down in a 10-inch or larger skillet over medium heat. Spread one quarter of the cheese on top of tortilla and top with a generous spoonful of black bean mixture (and any other ingredients you may want to use). Place the other tortilla, butter side up, on top of all this.

Cook until the bottom tortilla is golden brown. Using a pancake turner, carefully turn the quesadilla over and cook until golden brown. Repeat process 3 more times with remaining tortillas and filling.

To serve, cut each quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges and serve any extra salsa on the side.


Hint: Keep the quesadillas warm in a 200° F oven until they are all finished.

Variations: Try layering grilled chicken breast, baby shrimp, black olives, pumpkin seeds, guacamole or roasted peppers into your quesadilla.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

More about: black beans, cheese


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