Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas


These quesadillas pack a big punch, minus the fat of all that cheese! Serve with guacamole!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 clove garlic

  • cup nutritional yeast

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 8 whole grain tortillas

  • cooking spray


  1. Blend great Northern beans, 3/4 cup tomatoes, and garlic in a food processor until smooth; add nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder, salt, and red pepper flakes and blend again.

  2. Transfer bean mixture to a bowl. Stir black beans and 1/4 cup tomatoes into bean mixture.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Place a tortilla in the hot oil. Spread about 1/4 cup filling onto the tortilla.

  5. Place another tortilla on top of filling; cook until filling is warmed, about 10 minutes.

  6. Spray the top tortilla with cooking spray and flip quesadilla to cook the second side until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.


Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
6g Fat
86g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 616mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1015mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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