Plant Based Quesadilla

Quesadillas are a fave. They are quick, easy and delicious. The best part is that you can use ingredients on hand. A great way to get more veggies in your diet is to incorporate them into your meals. Quesadillas are perfect for that. Here’s a great veggie quesadilla recipe to try.


1⁄2 onion sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper sliced

  • 1 roma tomato chopped

  • 1⁄2 cup frozen corn 

  • 1 cup spinach chopped

  • 2 whole wheat tortillas 

  • 1⁄3 cup hummus 

  • 1⁄2 cup black beans drained & rinsed

  • 1 avocado mashed

  • 1⁄4 cup salsa 

  • 1 handful cilantro chopped

  • 1 jalapeno sliced

  1. In a medium skillet, add a little water (or oil, if using) over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 3-4 minutes, until they start to become translucent. Add bell pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato and corn; cook for 5 more minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, about 1 minute.

  2. Place a tortilla flat. On one half of the tortilla, add half of the hummus; spread evenly. Add half of the vegetables and ¼ cup black beans on top of the hummus.

  3. Fold the tortilla in half.

  4. In the same skillet, add the quesadilla. Over medium heat, cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until slightly crispy.

  5. Remove; cut into 4 even pieces.

  6. Repeat with the other tortilla and the rest of the fillings.

  7. Serve with mashed avocado, salsa, and fresh cilantro. Top with jalapeno, if desired.

Andrea Whitley