In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad.
Active Time: 15 minutes |
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, preferably pepper Jack
1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa (see Tip), divided
4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 ripe avocado, diced
Combine beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Serve the quesadillas with avocado and the remaining salsa.
Per serving :
16 g Fat;
5 g Sat;
8 g Mono;
13 mg Cholesterol;
46 g Carbohydrates;
13 g Protein;
10 g Fiber;
679 mg Sodium;
581 mg Potassium
2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat
Tips & Notes
Look for prepared fresh salsa in the supermarket refrigerator section near other dips and spreads.