black bean and vegetable quesadilla

a recipe by
Rebecca Trent

I was skeptical to try this recipe, but was surprised at the great flavor. I'm not a big spinach and zucchini eater, but this recipe has changed that for me.

serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For black bean and vegetable quesadilla

  • 4 c
    chopped spinach (about 5 oz)
  • 1/2 can
    black beans(drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 can
    corn (drained)
  • 16 oz
    shredded cheese (i use sharp cheddar)
  • 2 md
    zucchini
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil
  • 12+
    tortilla shells
  • cooking spray

How To Make black bean and vegetable quesadilla

  • 1
    Rinse zucchini. Cut off ends. Shred. Place in strainer. (Mash any excess water out of zucchini or it will cause tortillas to be soggy)
  • 2
    Pour 1 tbsp oil (I like canola) into pan. Heat. Add zucchini and pinch of cayenne together. Mix. Cook on medium heat about 5 min.
  • 3
    Chop spinach. Open and drain corn. Add to mixture. Cook about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Add squished black beans to mixture.
  • 5
    Spray pan with cooking spray. Place tortilla shell in pan. Place a couple of spoonfuls of mixture on half of shell. Sprinkle with cheese. Close shell. Brown on both sides. (Medium heat).
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