Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas

Avocados have gained popularity in recent years as a “super food” and with good reason. They are an excellent source of healthy fats and summer is a perfect time to incorporate them into your diet. Check out this tasty recipe below and see what you think!

Ingredients

  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 4 medium soft flour tortillas
  • 2 avocados, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 cup light Mexican, Cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • oil or cooking spray for grilling

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan over medium-high heat, saute onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add the black beans and taco seasoning. Cook for another minute. Transfer mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Rinse and wipe down pan and return to heat. Drizzle with a light layer of oil or spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, lightly mash the avocados with a fork. Stir in cilantro and juice of ½ lime, season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a quarter of mashed avocado onto half of a tortilla. Top with bean mixture and ¼th cup of cheese. Fold the tortilla closed over the veggies. Repeat until all tortillas are filled and all fillings are used.
  4. Cook on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until the outside is crispy and cheese has fully melted. Serve with your favorite salsa or sour-cream, Enjoy!

 

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