2 Large tomato tortillas
1 Cup canned black beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup corn kernels, if frozen thawed first
1/4 Onion, sliced thin
1/4 Red bell pepper, sliced thin
1/2 Tsp. Cumin
1/2 Tsp. Ground Guajillo pepper
1/4 Tsp. Dried Chipolte pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Tsp. Olive oil
Fat free Salsa, to serve
Fat free Greek yogurt, to serve
Smashed avocado, to serve
Lime wedges, to serve
1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper with a pinch of salt and some ground black pepper and the cumin, Guajillo and Chipolte peppers. Cook until the vegetables are soft. About 2-3 minutes. Add the beans and corn and toss to coat and warm through.
2. In a separate skillet heated over medium high heat, add one tortilla in the pan and put 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese on one half of the tortilla. Top with half the vegetable mixture then 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese.
NOTE: This veggie forward quesadilla is delicious, easy to make and served with all the great condiments. I used a flavorful tomato tortilla but any tortilla that you like will work. I also serve mine with fresh salsa so there is no fat and I have used fat free Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream for years. (FAGE has been my long time favorite.)
You can make or buy your favorite guacamole but again to keep this dish easy, I just smash my ripe avocado with a fork as serve it straight up. There is plenty of flavor in the dish and the avocado can stand on it’s own.
If you are making these one at a time on the stove in one skillet, you can keep them warm in a 250 degree over on a baking sheet until ready to serve (10-15 minutes).
I served these for Cinco de Mayo last year (and will again this year) and no one was looking for the chicken or meat. This is a really great no meat Monday option too. If you like this dish, check out my Healthier Black Bean Nachos and my Tortilla Chips with Kiwano Salsa, Kiwano Guacamole & Kiwano Yogurt Dip for more great Mexican inspired recipes.
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