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Chipotle Quesadilla with Avocado

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Avocado makes this chipotle quesadilla recipe creamy without overloading on the cheese, and the chipotle tahini sauce sends it over the top.



  • 1 recipe Spicy Chipotle Sauce
  • 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas (or gluten-free tortillas)
  • Cilantro, for a garnish


  1. Make the Spicy Chipotle Sauce.
  2. Drain and rinse the black beans. In a small bowl, stir them together with the cumin, olive oil, and kosher salt.
  3. Thinly slice the avocados (see the video instructions).
  4. For each quesadilla, place a tortilla on a plate and evenly spread with cheese, black beans, corn, avocado slices, chipotle sauce, then additional cheese.
  5. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. Place the loaded tortilla on the griddle and add another tortilla on top. Cook until browned, then flip and cook until browned on the other side, a few minutes per side.
  6. Remove the tortilla and cut into wedges with a pizza cutter. If making several quesadillas at once, keep them warm in a 300°F oven until ready to serve. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro and additional chipotle sauce.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Quesadilla, Veggie Quesadilla, Healthy Quesadilla, Quesadilla Recipe, Avocado, Black Beans, Avocado Quesadilla