Have I mentioned how much I love quesadillas? All you need is tortillas and cheese and you’ve got the foundation for a great weeknight dinner! This time around, I chose black beans and avocado. Black beans are so good for you and full of flavor (we love them!) and the avocado added a nice creaminess. Add in a little grated monterrey jack cheese and cilantro and you’ve got a delicious dinner! I whipped up a quick dipping sauce with ranch dressing and homemade salsa that really gave the quesadillas a nice kick. We loved this meal and I’m certain I’ll be making it again and again.

Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

4 large flour tortillas
1 cup grated monterrey jack cheese
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, sliced
cilantro

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two of the tortillas with the cheese, black beans, avocado and cilantro. Place the two remaining tortillas on top and bake for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Slice into quarters.

If desired, mix 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing and 1/4 cup salsa for dipping. Serves 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

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  1. Omg… I think you just squeezed all of my favorite ingredients into one giant pocket of joy. I absolutely love black beans and avocado! Usually, I toss both with salsa. But this lets them be the star of the show!!!

    I absolutely must try as soon as possible!!!

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    Kimby Reply:

    “One giant pocket of joy.” Love that! :)

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    Comment by Kim — March 18, 2011 @ 7:05 AM

  2. This sounds super yummy! Black beans and avocado are some of the best things about Mexican food. Oh, and the CHEESE!

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    Comment by Dana — March 18, 2011 @ 8:51 AM

  3. Does “Sing For Your Supper” apply to drop-in guests…? :)

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    Comment by Kimby — March 19, 2011 @ 10:03 AM

  4. It was super yummy! Had it for supper tonight! I didn’t have Monterrey Jack so I used sharp cheddar. Needed a pinch of salt, but maybe that’s just me. I always have salt on avocados. I love any excuse to eat both avocados and black beans…they are both so good for you…thanks for the idea of putting them in the quesadilla together. Such a simple supper to put together after painting shutters until it got too dark on me. This is a keeper! Thanks Amy! Next lemon cookies… and maybe a buttermilk pie! I finally picked up some pie crust! :)

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    amy Reply:

    Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed them, LaJuana! You are so sweet to tell me! I sincerely hope you enjoy the buttermilk pies as much as my family does! Have a great weekend!

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    Comment by LaJuana — March 19, 2011 @ 7:57 PM

  5. Oh, yummy! I love quesadillas as well, and make them often! I have GOT to try your ranch & salsa mix next time – what a great idea!

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    Comment by delishliving — March 20, 2011 @ 10:12 PM

  6. These quesadillas were so quick, easy and delicious! It’s good to have recipes like this on hand for busy weeknights :) I shared this recipe on my blog in my most recent meal plan, thank you!

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    Comment by Emily : RainbowDelicious.com — November 28, 2012 @ 2:54 PM

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