Recipe of the Week: Protein (and Yum!) Packed Quesadillas

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Posted February 25, 2010 by Marta Holmberg

I wanted to share this tasty recipe from Jackie with you all. You probably already e-mail with her, so why not know what she’s cooking up in her kitchen? Enjoy!


Our recipe of the week blogs have been so amazing that I just had to get in on the action. One of my favorite Mexican dishes has always been quesadillas. Now, I don’t always have vegan cheese, and sometimes, I want something just a bit healthier. That’s why I came up with the concoction below. It’s extremely easy, loaded with protein, and you’ll be able to get your quesadilla fix on (without contributing to the cruel dairy industry!) Feel free to add any ingredients like black olives, onions, or anything you can dig out of your fridge. All of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store—and they’re pretty cheap, too!

Bean Quesadilla

What you need:
  • Corn tortillas
  • 1 can white beans (cannellini, great northern, and navy are all excellent selections.)
  • Taco seasoning packet (Or just use a combo of cumin, garlic powder, salt, or chili powder)
  • Cilantro—about a handful, chopped
  • Salsa or guacamole for serving

Add beans to saucepan on medium heat. Mash with a fork until smooth and stir in half of the seasoning packet (or seasonings of your choice to taste). Cook until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro. Heat tortilla on a skillet or for a few seconds in the microwave. Add some of the bean mixture to half of each tortilla and fold over quesadilla style. Serve with salsa or guac. Enjoy! These are easy to wrap in foil and bring for lunch.

Let me know what you think!


P.S. Want more quick, easy (and delish!), ideas for lunch? You’re in luck; we’ve got ’em! (Warning: These blogs may make you extremely hungry.)

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  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    yum yum yummy!! looks sooo tasty!!

  • dia

    2256 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    that sounds absolutely delicious! i’ll have to try it 🙂

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