- 4 Corn or Flour Tortillas
- 15 ounce can, drained & rinsed Black Beans
- 1 cup Frozen Corn
- 1 cup Salsa
- 0.5 teaspoon (optional) Sea Salt
- 4 Tablespoons (I am using vegan mozzarella) Shredded Cheese
- 1 cup, diced Cherry Tomatoes
- 0.5 cup, diced Red Onion
- 3 Tablespoons, finely chopped Fresh Cilantro/Parsley
- 1 Avocado
10-ingredients, vegan friendly black bean and corn quesadillas!
This recipe could not be any easier and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
The secret to a quick and maximum delicious outcome is store-bought salsa!
Yes, it’s time to cheat a little and the salsa adds so much flavor, I do not need to add any salt either.
I like using a mild, double roasted salsa but use whatever you have on hand or like to eat.
To keep it plant-based, I am using vegan cheese but you can use any cheese your heart desired or skip it all together.
What’s great about this recipe is that you don’t really need to go by these measurements.
It’s completely acceptable (and preferred) to eye ball it.
Once the canned black beans are drained and rinsed, they are added to a pot to heat through with the frozen corn and salsa.
Rinsing the canned beans is a necessary step as it removes excess salt and starch to improve flavor. It can also remove the metallic flavor sometimes found in canned beans.
Once the quesadilla filling is heated through, it’s time to assemble the quesadillas then toast them in a skillet for that crispy outside and hot and melty inside!
Quesadillas need a topping which is why I like to serve mine with a simple 3 ingredient pico de gallo and avocado slices.
Both the pico and the avocado add a fresh bite as well as color to the dish.
Make The Pico de Gallo
Make The Filling
Assemble The Quesadillas and Pan Fry
Heat a large non-stick skillet then add about 1 Tablespoon of oil (I use olive or grape-seed oil).
While the skillet heats up, assemble the quesadillas.
Add some shredded cheese to one half of the tortilla then top with a spoonful of the black bean & corn filling.
Fold the tortilla then place them into the heated skillet.
Pan fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until lightly golden and toasted. Flip and toast the other side for 2-3 minutes.