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basic quesadilla recipe - sweet potato black bean and spinach

Recipe: sweet potato black bean and spinach quesadilla

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 8 tortillas
  • shredded cheddar
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can black beans 230 g
  • 8 handfuls fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large lime


  • Wash the sweet potato then pierce it a few times with a fork, heat on max heat in the micro for around 5 min (time varies with your micro and the potato you use). You know when it is ready if a thin stick can easily pierce the whole potato.
  • While the potato is cooking you can chop the onion and fry it
  • Take the potato out of the micro (careful, it is hot!) and cut in half lengthwise
  • Scrape out the potatoes with a spoon and place in a bowl
  • Mash the potato roughly
  • Rinse the beans and spinach
  • Heat up a pan on medium heat with some butter
  • Add one tortilla then spread shredded cheese on it, then add the filling on half the tortilla. Squeeze out a few drops of lime at the end.
  • Fry until tortilla starts to get some color, then turn the empty side over the filling and transfer to your plate. Cut in 3 equal pieces with a knife or a pizza cutter.