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Black Bean & Avocado Quesadilla

Craving Mexican food, but want it without all the fat?  Try me healthier black bean quesadilla!  It’s stuffed with avocado for a satisfying and quick meal.

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

Hello friends!  Have I told you how nice it is to be home? Asheville is stunning right now.  Check out my huge blooming azalea on my Instagram page!

Today is also one of my favorite holidays.  Happy Cinco de Mayo.  I love it simply because it gives me another excuse to eat Mexican food.

Not that I really need one.

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

These simple quesadillas are my all time favorite lunch.  I have made my black bean quesadilla with avocado at home more times than I care to mention.

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

You start with whole wheat tortillas.  Be careful when you buy these babies though, some brands have twice as many calories as others.

You layer cheese, black beans, avocado and more cheese.

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

Top it off with another tortillas.

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

I cook mine for 3-5 minutes on each side on low to medium heat and ta-da!!!

Mexican yumminess with minimal grease and garbage in your food!

Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado / A healthy Mexican food treat! Super easy to make.

I serve mine with a dollop of Greek yogurt and my own easy homemade salsa.   And because I love you guys SO much, I’m sharing my homemade salsa recipe on Thursday.

Feel free to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with all the fun and none of the guilt!

Black Bean & Avocado Quesadilla

Craving Mexican food, but want it without all the fat? Try me healthier black bean quesadilla! It’s stuffed with avocado for a satisfying and quick meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Vegetarian
Cuisine Mexcian
Servings 2 quesadillas


  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup 2% Mexican Cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime
  • Serve with Easy Homemade Salsa & Greek Yogurt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon olive oil


  • If you don't have a really good nonstick pan, spread a very thin layer of olive oil on the outside of each tortilla. If you have a good nonstick you can skip that step.
  • Heat your pan to medium-low heat and place one tortilla olive oil side down in the pan.
  • Layer half the cheese, black beans, avocado and then the rest of the cheese on top of the tortilla. Squeeze a quarter of the lime on top of the beans and avocado.
  • Place the second tortilla oil side up on top of the stack.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown.
  • Serve hot and garnish with the rest of the lime.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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One Pot Mexican Quinoa

Vegetarian Oven Fajitas

Guacamole for One of Two

Black Bean Enchilada Bake

3 Bean and Spinach Enchiladas (old pictures, good recipe!)

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas (old pictures, good recipe!)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure to come back tomorrow because I have a great hotel room workout that is perfect for vacation or even when you don’t have much time.

Your turn!

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By | 2018-06-28T14:28:12-04:00 May 5th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Snacks & Appetizers|44 Comments


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  7. Easy Peasy Life Matters March 26, 2016 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Love how easy and fast this is to whip up!!! Yum! 🙂

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  9. Coco May 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Looks great! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.

  10. Eva May 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! I pinned it to my “Recipes to try” folder. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sarah May 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Mmmm yum! All these Mexican Meatless Monday meals are making me hungry! This looks delicious!

  12. Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    We must be on the same wave lenght – all I’ve been craving lately is black beans and avocado – made a huge salad today to hopefully curb that craving for good!! These look like the perfect Meatless monday dinner!

  13. Tina muir May 11, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    YUMMY julie!!! I love bean quesadillas, and by the way, shrimp and goats cheese 😀 oh yum! Thanks for linking up with us for meatless monday, always love it when you join!

  14. Chaitali May 6, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I love black bean and cheese quesadillas, but never thought to put avocado in them! That sounds like the perfect addition.

    • JulieWunder May 6, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

      I did just black bean all the time until one day I had this epiphany…. amazing! Thanks for stopping by today!

  15. Blane Sherer May 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Happy Cinco de Mayo Julie to you and the hubs.
    I hope your foot is getting better.

  16. Farrah May 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    So I was thinking about extending my grocery ban through the month of May, but this post has pretty much made that impossible. ;_; I need to get whole wheat tortillas!!

  17. I am all about mexican food and love avocados on everything. We were on the same page this week for sure. This is one of my go to dinners so easy to throw together when I make a meat dish for the rest of the family.

    • JulieWunder May 6, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Me too! I always feel like we eat the same things :-O Almost always!

  18. Danyelle Musselman May 5, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    This sounds delish! And not too many ingredients… love simple dishes

  19. Nicole @ Fitful Focus May 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! This looks delicious!

  20. Kate @KateMovingForward May 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    We love making quesadillas at our house for lunch! It’s so quick and easy and totally customizable!

  21. Susanna @Zealous Mom May 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Oh my yumminess, Julie! I love quesadillas, and these look absolutely divine. Pinned!

  22. YUM!These all look AMAZING!

  23. Jess @hellotofit May 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I love how simple yet beautifully delicious this recipe looks!! Give me anything with avocado 😉

  24. Andrea May 5, 2015 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I forgot that it was Cinco de Mayo and had planned on making homemade pizza for dinner. (head shake)

  25. Annmarie May 5, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

    YUM and yes, please!

  26. You cannot go wrong with avocado. Ever!

  27. jill conyers May 5, 2015 at 6:47 am - Reply

    2 of my favorite ingredients wrapped up nicely! Yum.

  28. Lisa May 5, 2015 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! You have lime listed in the ingredients but don’t mention it in the instructions. Is it simply for garnish?

    • JulieWunder May 5, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

      Doh!! I fixed it. Thanks for catching that. Squeeze a quarter of the lime on each quesadilla and garnish with the other half! I’ll also use some cilantro as a garnish if I have it.

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