Black Bean Quesadilla

After a lot of deliberation, I finally tried out these Quesadillas (pronounced as kesediyas) and we have fallen in love with these protein packed powerhouses. 

I had a misconception that these are filled with cheese and so avoided it for so long. Thanks to this Blogging Marathon, I looked into the various varieties of Quesadillas and figured out that my family will take to these happily and I was so right!!

For Day 2 Week 2 of BM #31, check these out..

Ingredients - 

Tortillas 4
Black Beans, soaked and cooked 1 cup
Salsa 1 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Tomatoes, finely chopped or pureed 1/2 cup
Salt and Green Chillies as needed
Cheese, shredded as needed
Sour Cream as needed
Oil 2 tsp

Black Bean Quesadilla

Method Of Preparation -

To season the black beans -
Heat oil in a sauce pan and saute the onions until they are translucent. Add in the tomatoes and cook until they are mushy. 

Mix in the green chillies and salt. [Alternatively add any seasoning/flavors of your choice]. Add the boiled black beans, mix and remove from fire.

To Prepare the Quesadillas - 
On a heated griddle / tawa place a tortilla (This time I used a home made small roti (for the kids) which tastes about the same). 

On one half of the tortilla, spoon about 2 tablespoons of the black bean mixture, top it with the salsa and cheese on top. Close the other side of tortilla to make a semicircle. 

Alternatively, Use one full tortilla , add the filling all over and cover with another tortilla. But be careful when you flip it to the other side.

Cook on one side and then flip it carefully to cook on the underside as well. The tortilla tends to become a little crusty which adds to the bite and taste as well.

Remove it from fire and slice it into two halves.

Continue with the rest of the tortillas.

Serve it with Sour cream on the side.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.

Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 8 pieces
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, August 11, 2013


  1. quesadillas are always delicious and yours looks great

  2. Pavani Says:
  3. Another one of my family favorite.. We love it and I try to differ the fillings too -- our favorite is sauteed spinach, roasted/ grilled veggies etc.

  4. Akila Says:
  5. Looks yummy

  6. AJ Says:
  7. They sure look delicious!

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. Love the Quesadillas...using rotis for kids is a good option. Love the color.

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. delicious quesdillas

  12. Looks amazing Harini...

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. and you know what my daughter loved these because of the cheese..:)..your plate looks amazing with that dips..

  15. Love those protein packed quesadilla !!

  16. Priya Suresh Says:
  17. Am a die hard fan of quesadillas, makes me hungry.

  18. Yumm combo!
    Dish It Out - Onions & Chillis

  19. Sona Says:
  20. I love quesadillas, these looks delicious.

  21. Denny Says:
  22. Quesadillas look great with a healthy black bean filling.

  23. Unknown Says:
  24. An absolute joy they are :) We love it in the family.

  25. Preetha Says:
  26. Looks delicious

  27. Unknown Says:
  28. Yummy!!

  29. veena Says:
  30. My daughter will love this harini

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