Friday recipe: veggie quesadillas

I went through a phase where I made (and ate) quesadillas several times a week. They were so easy and so tasty, but a couple years ago I must have hit my quota and haven’t made them since. Until I found this recipe on fresh365 (a great source for vegetarian recipes using in-season produce). I’m not a vegetarian, but when I heard black bean & sweet potato quesadilla I had to check it out. I wasn’t disappointed.

Black bean & sweet potato quesadillas
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
2 T olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 small jalapenos, finely chopped
14-oz can diced tomatoes
15.5-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
juice of 1 lime
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 large handful fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 c crumbled feta cheese (optional)
8 whole-wheat tortillas
1 c salsa


Preheat oven to 400F. On a baking sheet, arrange sweet potato cubes in a single layer. Bake 20 minutes, until tender. Remove from oven and set aside, leaving oven on. In a large pan, heat olive oil, over medium heat, and add garlic and jalapenos. Sauté 3-5 minutes, until garlic just begins to brown. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, lime juice, salt, pepper and cilantro. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well heated. Turn off heat, stir in red onion, feta (if using) and sweet potato. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Arrange four tortillas on a baking sheet. Transfer to oven, and bake 2 minutes. Remove from oven, and top each tortilla with sweet potato mixture and an additional tortilla. Transfer to oven, and cook 6 minutes, until tortillas are golden brown. To serve, cut each tortilla into quarters and top with salsa.

One response to “Friday recipe: veggie quesadillas

  1. Hey Andrea,good to hear from you.Like you i am also not a vegetarian but i do like to try out pure vegetarian stuffs once in a while.Thanks for sharing the recipe.I have had quesadillas in the past but the recipe you have given here is totally new to me.Would definitely like to try this one out this weekend.Thanks again.

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