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Black Bean Mango Quesadilla


A quesadilla is a Mexican dish made of tortilla filled with a mixture of vegetables, cheese and seasonings. It is then folded in half and cooked until the cheese melts. They are served with guacamole, salsa or dips. The filling usually contains a bean, vegetables and cheese. Quesadillas are apt for a quick dinner or lunch as they take only 15-20 minutes to make.

Though it's not mango season, I did find some mangoes in our local market. The sweetness from the mango balances the heat from the japalenos while the beans and avocado add a creamy texture. I served them with a sour cream dip, you can also serve with a simple tomato salsa or guacamole.

BLACK BEAN MANGO QUESADILLA RECIPE

{ Quesadilla with black beans, mango, avocado and 3 cheese-blend }
Serves 3-4


Ingredients:

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ cup mango (1 large mango), cut into cubes
½ avocado, cut into cubes
1 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
½ red onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped red capsicum
1-2 jalapeno, finely chopped
½ tsp cumin powder
2 tsp lemon juice
¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 cups shredded cheese
4 10-inch tortillas

Method:

1. Heat a small pan and add  oil. Add garlic and fry for few seconds. Then add onion, capsicum and saute for 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool down a little bit.

2. In a large bowl, combine mango, beans, avocado, onion-capsicum mixture, japaleno, cumin powder, lemon juice, coriander leaves, salt and pepper.

3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with little oil and place a tortilla on it.

4. Sprinkle cheese on one half  of the tortilla and top with 2-3 heaped tablespoons of the mango bean mixture. Fold the other half over the filling and lightly brush the top with oil.

5. Cook the tortilla until its lightly toasted and the cheese melts. Flip and cook the other side until it is crispy and golden. Cut into halves.

Serving Suggestion ~ sour cream dip, tomato salsa or guacamole.

Notes and Tips
  • You can try with kidney beans too if you don't have black beans.
  • Do not cook them in high heat and do not overstuff the tortillas.

16 comments:

  1. I badly wanted to taste it ! making my own tortilla's

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  2. perfect balanced food.. looks yum!

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  3. Perfect lunch box recipe,looks so yummy,thanks for sharing

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  4. Interesting adn mouth watering combination of a quesadilla!!super pictures!

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  5. Wow so yum...wanna grab all :)

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  6. Looks super delish!! Can I grab that plate?? :)

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  7. that's a lovely combination, beans mango and avocado. Got to try this.

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  8. These quesadillas look really delicious and mouthwatering.. inviting clicks..

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  9. Lovely combo of beans and mango.. looks very delicious..

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  10. wow delicious quesadillas. looks yummy. nice pics dear..

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  11. I like Mexican food and their flavors. These quesadillas look absolutely delicious.

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  12. I too make quesadilla for a quick dinner but with larger chapathis...mango one is too good,but will have to wait till summer,Sona..yummy!

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  13. very different combo for the filling.. will try it sometime.

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