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Dipping Vegan Baked Black Bean Quesadillas in Sauce

Vegan Baked Black Bean Quesadillas

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy, healthy, and delicious, this recipe for Vegan Baked Black Bean Quesadillas is a perfect quick meal for busy weekdays.



Quesadilla Base Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice (or rice of choice)
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *

Quesadilla Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Quesadilla Other Ingredients:

  • 8 – [ 6 inch ] GF flour tortillas (or tortillas of choice) *

Avocado Lime Cilantro Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves (packed)
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (+/-) (optional)


Instructions for Quesadilla

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Place the Quesadilla Spice/Herb Ingredients into a small bowl, mix well to combine, set aside.
  4. In a medium sized stock pan, add all the Base Ingredients and the Quesadilla Spice/Herb mix. Stir well to combine. Heat over medium-low heat until heated through, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Then mash with a fork or potato masher to create a semi-paste. Cook for one minute, then remove from the stove.
  6. Place a tortilla on the counter, fill half with slightly less than ¼ cup* of the bean-rice mixture, spread it out into a half moon, then fold over the other half of the tortilla. Press slightly to allow the top of the tortilla to stick to the filling, then place on the baking sheet.
  7. Repeat Step 6 seven more times until all the tortillas are filled and placed on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for 10 minutes. Flip, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with salsa, Avocado Lime Cilantro Sauce (recipe below), or your favorite sauce.

Instructions for Avocado Lime Cilantro Sauce

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor, process until smooth and emulsified, occasionally scraping down the sides.  Serve.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  4 (2 quesadillas per serving)

*Nutrition Information INCLUDING Siete Almond Flour Tortillas: Serving Size = 2 quesadillas: 305 Calories, 11.5g Total Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 42g Total Carbohydrates, 9.2g Dietary Fiber, 11.7g Protein.