Southwest 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!
Southwest Quinoa Quesadillas

Southwest 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
  • Corn tortillas (for a mini version) or Flour for a full-sized quesadilla
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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