Black Bean Quesadillas

This month, we’re focusing on an easy, quick recipe that tastes great and will warm you as we head into winter.

Time Required: Approx. 20 minutes         Serves: 4 people


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 sprigs coriander (roughly chopped)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Can Black Beans or Kidney Beans (drain liquid, rinse with water)
  • 1/2 red capsicum (remove seeds, cut into small cubes)
  • 1 small red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2/3 cup grated reduced-fat cheese
  • 4 large wholemeal tortillas


  1. Mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl.
  2. Add the coriander and the juice of half the lime to the bowl and mix through. Cut remaining lime into wedges.
  3. Mix the beans, capsicum, onions, and cheese together in a separate bowl.
  4. Warm a frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Add a small amount of oil. Add one of the tortillas.
  5. Evenly spread the bean mixture over half the tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Carefully flip the tortilla with a spatula d cook for another 2 – 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Cook the remaining quesadillas as above. Cut quesadillas into wedges.
  8. Serve the quesadillas with guacamole and lime wedges. Include a half plate of free foods veggies or salads that you love.