Black Bean & Mango Quesadillas

Black Bean and Mango Quesadillas - 10 Months+
Bean Filling
  • 1 can organic black beans (no salt added)
  • ½ of a mango cubed (for a video on mango cutting click HERE)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • The juice from ½ a lime
  • Chopped parsley & cilantro (about 2 tbsp)
  • Pinch of S&P

  • 3-4 whole wheat tortillas or flat bread.
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

     Drain and rinse the beans well.  Add  beans, mango cubes, olive oil, lime juice, herbs and S&P to food processor.  Blend until creamy texture is reached, the mix should still be chunky (about 30 seconds - 1 minute).  Cut tortillas into quarters.  Top one quarter with bean mix and sprinkle with cheese.  Cover with another quarter of tortilla.   Repeat, this recipe should make about 8 quesadilla pieces.  Grill by toasting on a pan in the toaster oven for 3 minutes or a 350 degree oven for 3-5 minutes. Cut the quesadillas into bite size pieces depending on the age of your child.  This is a healthy recipe the whole family will love and perfect for toddlers learning to feed themselves.  You can keep the bean mixture for up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.  The bean mixture makes a great dip too!

Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Black beans are rich in dietary fiber, high quality protein and powerful antioxidants. 
-Mangoes are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, quercetin and astragalin. These are powerful antioxidants helping to prevent heart disease, cancer, premature aging and degenerative diseases.

    This recipe is Vegetarian.  It can be gluten-free if you substitute gluten-free tortillas.  It can be dairy-free if you do not add the cheese or use a soy cheese.


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