Big Quesadillas with Refried Beans, Spinach, and Avocado
Big quesadillas make a filling one-dish meal that is easily completed with a salad on the side.
4 large or 8 smaller servings
Cooking Methodbaking, steaming
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Taste and Texturecrisp, rich, savory
- 4 to 5 ounces arugula or baby spinach
- One 15- to 16-ounce can refried beans (any vegan variety)
- Four 12-inch flour tortillas or wraps
- 2 medium firm, ripe tomatoes, halved and sliced
- 1 medium avocado, sliced
- 1 cup Pineapple Salsa or prepared salsa, or as needed
1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2 Rinse the greens and steam in a wide skillet or Dutch oven for just a minute or so, until wilted. Transfer to a colander and drain well.
3 Combine the refried beans with a small amount of water in a mixing bowl–just enough to make the beans more spreadable.
4 Lay a tortilla on a baking sheet. Spread one half of it with a quarter of the refried beans, followed by a quarter of the greens and a quarter of the tomato slices. Fold over to cover. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, using an additional baking sheet if needed.
5 Bake for 10 minutes, or until the tortillas begin to turn golden and crisp. Watch carefully!
6 To serve, place each quesadilla or half of a quesadilla on an individual plate. Top with avocado slices. Serve at once, passing around salsa to top individual portions.
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