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Black Bean Quesadillas

If your salsa is already made, this bean-cheese-spinach (use frozen spinach) combo takes 10 minutes to fix.

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  • Servings: 1
black bean quesadillas

Source: Body+Soul, April 2008


  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed, mashed with a fork
  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen spinach, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat pepper-jack cheese (2 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa, for serving


  1. Spread beans over half of each tortilla. Top with spinach and cheese; season generously with salt and pepper. Fold tortillas in half over fillings.

  2. When it's time to eat, place quesadillas on a microwave-safe plate; cook on high power until heated through, about 2 minutes. Top with salsa.

Cook's Notes

Night before: Assemble the quesadillas, place in a portable container, and put in the fridge. Using frozen spinach saves on cooking time.

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