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Black bean quesadilla with speedy guacamole

Cheesy, cripsy and super easy these are sure to become your go-to for quick lunches and dinners

20 mins
8 ingredients
$4 / person
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Black bean quesadilla with speedy guacamole


Serves = 4

  • 1 ripe avocado, remove seed and scoop out the flesh
  • 2 sprigs coriander, roughly chop the leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 can black beans or kidney beans, drain off liquid and rinse with water
  • ½ red capsicum, seeds removed and flesh cut into small cubes
  • 1 small red onion, remove ends and papery skin then finely chopped
  • ⅔ cup grated reduced-fat cheese
  • 4 large wholemeal or wholegrain tortillas

It’s this easy

  • In a bowl mash the avocado with a fork
  • Add the coriander and juice of half the lime and mix
  • Cut the remaining lime into wedges
  • Set these aside while you make the quesadillas
  • In a bowl mix together the beans, capsicum, onions and cheese
  • Warm a frying pan on the stove over a medium heat. Add a small amount of oil followed by one of the tortillas. Evenly spread the bean mixture to cover half of the tortilla and fold the tortilla in half
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes. Using a spatula carefully flip the quesadilla and cook for another 2-3 minutes. You want the quesadilla to be golden on both sides and the cheese melted
  • Cook the remaining quesadillas
  • Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with guac and lime wedges


  • The quesadillas also cook really well in a sandwich press. Just give the tortilla a small brush or spray of olive oil before you cook them
  • If you're using small tortillas put the filling over the entire tortilla and place another one on top instead of folding the tortilla in half
  • You can try these with all sorts of fillings. It's a great way to use up leftover vegetables, cooked fish, chicken or meat
  • Ok for gluten, soy and sesame if choosing correct tortillas


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (1571kJ)
  • Protein (17.6g)
  • Total fat (15.8g)
  • Saturated fat (7.1g)
  • Carbohydrate (34.3g); Starch (28.0g), Sugars (6.2g), Added sugars (1.5g), Free sugars (1.5g)
  • Dietary fibre (13.2g)
  • Sodium (708mg)
  • Calcium (263mg)
  • Iron (3.2mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Sesame, Soy, FODMAPs.
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