Healthy Mexican Quesadillas

Mexican food is often thought of as unhealthy but this tasty meal will change your mind of that!

Chicken Quesadillas

This is a great meal to make for Meatless Monday!

Healthy eating everyday of the week.

Prep and cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed (you could use red kidney beans as well)
  • 1/2  cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 1 handful of coriander chopped
  • 4 x 8 inch tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters.


  1. Combine beans, cheese, the chopped tomatoes, coriander and red onion into a bowl.
  2. Place the torts on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.
  3. On a sandwich press place the folded quesadilla onto the surface and close the press. It will ‘cook’ and heat in around 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve the quesadillas with some avocado and a lemon wedge.

350 calories per serve.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."