Quesadillas with black beans, sweet pepper and corn

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Quesadillas with black beans, sweet pepper and corn

For a quick summer recipe that's easy to prepare, quesadillas are a great and nutritious choice. With black beans and cheese as sources of protein, fresh vegetables, and whole grain tortilla bread, it has all you need for a balanced meal. 

Servings: 6 tortillas
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 6-8 minutes per tortilla


  • 541 ml (1 can) of black beans (rinsed and dried)
  • 1 finely diced sweet pepper (any colour)
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • About 350 ml of corn (fresh or canned)
  • Coriander leaves if desired (finely chopped) 
  • 6 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the black beans, diced sweet pepper, red onion, corn, and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  2. Place a tortilla in a large non-stick pan and add cheese on one half. Add the mix on the same half and fold in two. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the cheese has melted or the tortilla has browned. 
  3. Serve warm with sour cream, guacamole or salsa.


You can also add the mix to a salad. It's a great way to use leftovers and create nutritious meals you can easily bring to work.