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Creamy Spiced Black Bean Quesadilla

These are low in fat, oil free and only take 10-15 mins to make – they make a wonderful dinner or healthy snack

Ingredients

  • 4 wholewheat tortillas or corn tortillas
  • 1 400 g can of black beans
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ lemon/ juice 1 lime
  • small bunch fresh coriander

Cashew Cheese

  • 200 g cashews soaked
  • 150 ml oat milk
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl add the cashew nuts and pour on just boiled water and leave to soak for 5 mins.
  • Peel and slice the red onion in thin strips. Slice the spring onions at an angle thinly.
  • Drain and rinse the black beans. Quarter the cherry tomatoes and finely chop the coriander and red chili (remove the seeds if you like it less spicy). Peel and slice the avocado into thin slices.
  • Heat a non-stick pan on high heat, once hot add the sliced onions, spring onion and chili and fry for 2 mins stirring continuously. Add the spices, tamari, lime juice, salt and fry for 30 seconds. Add the drained beans and quartered cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 mins mashing and stirring.
  • Drain and rinse the cashew nuts and add to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients for the cashew cheese and blend till nice and super smooth.
  • Clean the pan and dry it, once hot add a tortilla and leave to heat up for 10 seconds. Spoon on a generous serving of the cashew cheese across the full tortilla, put a good dollop of the fried black bean salsa on ½ the tortilla, top with sliced avocado some diced coriander, and a sprinkle of chili. Fold over the tortilla, and once starting to brown and crisp up around the corners remove from the pan and slice on a chopping board. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings. Keep any remaining cashew cheese to use for other sandwiches it will last 5 days in the fridge.

Notes

This recipe has been republished with permission from The Happy Pear. Find the original recipe here.

David & Stephen Flynn (The Happy Pear)

Dave & Steve had been travelling the world and as twin power goes, on opposite sides of the world they switched to a plant based diet within a week of each other. Fast forward 15 years and they have 4 cafes, a farm, a product range, 4 cookbooks and a community of over 1 million people eating more veg!