How To Make Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas
You might find these black bean quesadillas with avocado mash a bit unusual, but once you taste it, you’ll surely ask for more.
Make the avocado mash: In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork, and add a dash of kosher salt and the juice of half a lime. You want it to reach a consistency that feels close to guacamole—a little chunky, but still spreadable. Set aside.
Cook the veggies and beans: In a cast iron skillet or other large, heavy skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook, stirring every minute or so, until the onion starts to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the salt, cumin, oregano, and coriander, stirring until the onions are completely coated. Add the bell pepper and stir to combine. Cook for another 3 minutes, until the peppers just begin to soften. Add the lime juice and black beans and stir the whole mix together. Cook for about 2 minutes, just to warm the black beans through.
Warm the tortillas: Heat the second tablespoon of olive oil in a separate skillet or grill pan over medium high heat. Add 1 flour tortilla and let it heat up for a minute or so. Using tongs, flip the tortilla over, and repeat the process for the other side, until you see a couple of bubbles welling up in the center of the tortilla.
Assemble the quesadilla: Layer the filling, then the avocado, and then the cheese—about 1/4 cup of each, but if you want more cheese than that I’m not the cheese police, so go for it!
Cook the quesadilla: Fold the tortilla over to seal the quesadilla. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until it’s crispy, and the cheese has melted. Repeat the process for the other quesadillas, although if your skillet is large enough you can make two at a time in the same skillet.
Serve the quesadillas: Cut the quesadillas into triangular portions and serve with sour cream, avocado, and/or the pico de gallo, if desired. Quesadillas are best served and eaten immediately.
- Calories: 907.10kcal
- Fat: 51.70g
- Saturated Fat: 15.27g
- Trans Fat: 0.66g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 25.75g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.11g
- Carbohydrates: 85.61g
- Fiber: 20.12g
- Sugar: 7.12g
- Protein: 31.35g
- Cholesterol: 54.70mg
- Sodium: 1333.48mg
- Calcium: 637.25mg
- Potassium: 1270.50mg
- Iron: 7.08mg
- Vitamin A: 188.26µg
- Vitamin C: 42.50mg
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