Vegetarian Black Bean Quesadilla with Mexican salad

Black Bean Quesadilla with Mexican Salad Recipe

30 Minutes
Serves: 2
Spicy black bean quesadilla made with black beans, red onions, red peppers and mozzarella cheese. and flavoured with jalapenos and garlic. This delicious mixture is  encased in a tortilla wrap and fried till golden brown. The quesadilla are served with a Mexican salad with a lime and coriander dressing.

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • 0.5 tin tinned black beans
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sliced jalapenos
  • 50 grams mozzarella
  • 1 red onions
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 wraps


  • 0.5 avocado
  • 75 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 40 grams lettuce
  • 4 spring onions
  • 0.5 tinned sweetcorn


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 sprig fresh coriander
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • juice the lime
  • wash and finely chop the fresh coriander
  • make the dressing by mixing all the dressing ingredients together

Step 2

  • peel the avocado
  • chop the avocado into cubes
  • add to the dressing

Step 3

  • wash the lettuce leaves and place in a serving bowl
  • wash the cherry tomatoes and then slice in half
  • add to the bowl
  • wash and finely slice the spring onions
  • add to the bowl

Step 4

  • drain the sweetcorn
  • add to the bowl
  • add the avocado to the salad
  • stir to mix the ingredients
  • set a side

Step 5

  • heat the frying pan
  • add a spot of the oil
  • peel and slice the red onions
  • add to the frying pan
  • wash and chop the red pepper into matchsticks
  • add to the frying pan

Step 6

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook till soft
  • chop the jalapenos
  • add to the frying pan
  • Drain the beans and wash in cold water
  • add to the frying pan
  • mash roughly with a fork
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 7

  • slice the mozzarella
  • oil the large frying pan using the pastry brush
  • place a wrap onto the frying pan
  • add sufficient of the bean mixture to cover half the tortilla leaving a small border around the edge of the tortilla
  • add the cheese slices
  • fold the tortilla over
  • Gently cook for a couple of minutes

Step 8

  • turn the tortilla over
  • cook for a further minute or two
  • keep warm
  • repeat for each tortilla

Step 9

  • toss the salad in the dressing

Step 10

  • cut the tortilla into slices
  • serve with salad

Recipe Utensils

  • 3 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 fork
  • 1 frying pan
  • 2 Garlic crusher
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large frying pan
  • 3 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 2 sieve
  • 1 small bowl

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How to make black bean and cheese quesadilla

A black bean, red onion and red pepper filling flavoured with garlic and jalapenos encased in a flour tortilla wrap with gooey mozzarella. The quesadilla is griddled till golden brown and served with a Mexican salad of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, avocado and sweetcorn, with a lime, coriander, garlic and honey dressing.

What is a quesadilla 

Quesadilla are Mexican dish of traditional corn tortilla wraps stuffed with cheese, vegetables and meats and spices, the tortilla is folded over and then shallow fried or griddled till golden brown. European and American quesadillas tend to be made with flour tortilla wraps. 

Why our spicy black bean and pepper quesadilla is the best

The combination of black beans and red peppers marry perfectly with the mozzarella cheese  and jalapenos, but whats our recipe special is the addition of a delicious Mexican salad with lime and coriander dressing making the perfect evening meal.

Make black bean quesadilla for dinner tonight

Quesadillas are ideal for a Friday night dinner and perfect for kids as you can easily leave out the jalapenos and add them at the end for the adults. This meal is quick to cook and is perfect for your evening meal on a busy work night too!

Other vegetarian wrap recipes

Lime, Avocado and Kidney Bean Burritos

Courgette, Tomato & Avocado Wrap with Parmesan Mayo

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