This Vegetarian Quesadilla Will Keep You Full, Healthy, and Happy


Quesadillas are a fan favorite for almost anyone. However, sometimes what you put in your quesadilla, taco, or burrito is not always the healthiest thing.

So, to help you stay committed to your health goals, here is a vegetarian quesadilla that is packed with protein and removes all processed foods.

Black Bean Quesadilla


  • 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.

Nutritional Information
Per serving
375 calories; 16 g fat(4 g sat); 10 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 89 mcg folate; 13 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 182 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 241 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 608 mg sodium; 486 mg potassium

Stay Koko fit!

Mary Obana
President & Co-Founder, Koko FitClub

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