Mini Quinoa Quesadillas
20th June 2012

Quesadillas aren’t typically considered a “healthy” food. Typically, cheese and tortillas, right? Well, these tortillas are vegetarian, with lots of flavor, and the added protein of quinoa!! And, the best part? My kids loved them!

Mini Quinoa Quesadillas 


  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 4 cups chicken broth (can sub veggie broth)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can of corn (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • salt to taste
Rinse quinoa and drain. In a large saucepan boil quinoa in chicken broth. Reduce heat when it comes to a full boil, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Add remaining ingredients.
Spoon quinoa mixture into small corn tortillas and top with monterey jack cheese. Grill in a saucepan with a small amount of butter (or non-stick spray of choice) for 4-5 minutes on medium until tortilla is lightly browned and cheese has melted. Cut into small triangles and serve.


Hi! I'm Meredith- Mom to three, wannabe writer, recovering perfectionist, and an avid blogger writing about the perfect and not-so-perfect moments in motherhood. Glad you're here. :)

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