Black Bean Quesadillas with Avocado Lime Sauce

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Black Bean Quesadillas are perfect for your meatless Monday dinner served with a twist on Guacamole with an Avocado Lime Sauce. Add some fresh salsa on the side as well. Thanks to Foodlove.com for the original recipe.   If you would like to make a mix of your own taco seasoning you can click here for a recipe.

Black Bean Quesadillas with Avocado Lime Sauce Black Bean Quesadillas is an easy recipe for kids to make. You can prepare ahead of time and cook just before dinner or cook up the quesadillas and then warm them in the oven just before eating. Double the recipe if you want extra sauce for another time.

Ingredients

Black Bean Filling

  • 2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2cans black beans (14-16 ounces)(each can 14-16 ounces) rinsed and drained
  • 2/3cup tomato passata or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4cup fresh cilantrofinely chopped

Avocado Lime Sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2cup washed fresh cilantro
  • 2tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeñoseeded and finely chopped
  • 3tablespoons olive oil - light tasting preferred
  • 1/2teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1tablespoon water

Quesadillas

  • canola or other vegetable oil for frying
  • 126 inch corn or flour torillas
  • 1cup grate mexican cheese blend or monterey jack cheese

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick skillet heat olive oil, garlic, taco seasoning and onion powder for 2 minutes over medium heat stirring constantly.
  2. Add black beans, tomato passata and salt. Continue to cook bean mixture until most of the liquid has evaporated about 8-10 minutes. With the back of your spoon or spatula mash some of the beans. Turn off the heat and stir in the cilantro.
  3. On one half of a tortilla spread approximately 1/4 cup of the bean mixture and a sprinkle of grated cheese. Fold in half and press down to flatten.
  4. Heat a small amount of vegetable oil over medium heat in your clean frying pan and cook tortillas for approximately 3 minutes per side until lightly browned. Continue to cook remaining quesadillas adding additional oil as needed.
  5. To prepare avocado lime sauce add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve along side with a red salsa if desired. Enjoy!!

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