15 Minute Dinner: Black Bean-Mango Quesadilla

Get dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this vegetarian quesadilla. Packed with black beans, avocado, and mango, this meatless recipe offers has just enough cheese to hold it together and offers a delicious balance of salty and sweet flavors.


  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp dried oregano

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 mango

  • ½ ripe avocado

  • 3 oz (85g) fresh mozzarella

  • 2 whole wheat tortilla or brown rice tortillas

  • ½ cup salsa



  1. Open the can of black beans. Drain and rinse the black beans thoroughly. Pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. In small bowl, combine the black beans, ground cumin, dried oregano, and a pinch of salt. Toss the ingredients to combine, and set aside.

  3. Cut the cheeks off the mango. Peel the mango flesh away from the skin (use this killer trick), and slice the mango into thin strips.

  4. Thinly slice the mozzarella.

  5. Remove the pit and skin from the avocado. Place the avocado in a small bowl and roughly mash with a fork.

  6. Lay the tortillas flat on two separate plates. Spread the mashed avocado on one half of each tortilla.

  7. Spoon the black beans over the mashed avocado, so that you are beginning to form a pile of ingredients on one side of each tortilla.

  8. Place slices of mango over the black beans on each tortilla.

  9. Tear the slice of mozzarella and sprinkle evenly over the mango slices on each tortilla.

  10. Heat a large non-stick pan for 1 minutes or so over medium heat, and slide one tortilla into the pan. Using a spatula, fold the empty half of the tortilla over the pile of fillings.

  11. Press the tortilla down with the spatula, and cover with a saucepan lid approximately the diameter of the tortilla. Cook until the bottom side of the tortilla begins to brown, and flip. Repeat with the other side.

  12. Cook until the cheese begins to ooze from the quesadilla, and both sides are golden brown. Remove the cooked quesadilla from the pan.

  13. Repeat the process with the second tortilla.

  14. Cut the quesadillas into wedges, and serve with salsa (for dipping). Enjoy the fiesta!

Serves 2.  

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