Lunch | Dinner

Cheesy Bean Quesadilla

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 10 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 468


  • 24g


  • 49g


  • 16g




  • - Avocado Salsa Verde -
  • 1 Cup Mild Salsa Verde
  • 1 Large Ripe Avocado, pitted and sliced into 4 large pieces
  • Large Handful of Fresh Cilantro
  • ½ Lime, Juiced (1 Tbsp Lime Juice)
  • - Quesadilla -
  • 1-2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 Whole Grain Tortillas (8” in diameter)
  • 3 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 15 oz Can Vegetarian Black Bean Refried Beans
  • GGluten :

    Replace regular tortillas with gluten-free or corn tortillas

  • DDairy:

    Replace the cheese with a dairy-free version


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Make the Avocado Salsa Verde In a food processor or blender, combine the salsa verde, avocado, cilantro, and 1 Tbsp lime juice. Blend until the salsa is super creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. Scoop into a bowl for dipping.

  • 3.

    Make the Quesadillas Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Warm one tortilla for about 30 seconds, flipping halfway. Flip once more, then spread 1/4th of the refried beans onto half of the tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4th of the cheese over the filling and fold the empty half on top to enclose the fillings.

  • 4.

    Cook the Quesadillas Brush the top of the tortilla with oil and carefully flip. Cook until the underside is golden and crispy, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, and repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  • 5.

    Slice & Serve Slice each quesadilla into three even wedges. Serve with avocado salsa verde on the side.

  • 6.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes

Black Beans

Black beans contain a type of fiber important to helping lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease. Black beans may also help lower inflammation and reduce pain associated with multiple sclerosis.


Avocados are both a fruit and a fat, and contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help keep your body working it's best.

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