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Southwestern Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe with Eggs, Black Beans & Salsa

This quesadilla, packed with southwestern flavors, is a healthy and protein-packed way to start the day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Entrees
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 324kcal



  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red bell pepper and cooking, stirring occasionally, until the red pepper is just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the black beans and stir to combine.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites and water.
  • Pour the eggs into the skillet with the red bell pepper mixture. Cook, scraping the pan occasionally, until the eggs are scrambled and just set. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Lay 1 whole wheat tortilla in the pan, and top half of the tortilla with ¼ of the cheese, egg mixture and cilantro.
  • Fold over the other side of the tortilla to form a half-circle. Press down with a spatula as the cheese melts to seal the quesadilla.
  • When the bottom is golden brown, flip the quesadilla and brown on the other side.
  • Remove from the pan, cut into thirds and serve with salsa.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese, egg mixture and cilantro.


Serving: 1Quesadilla | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 2.6mg