“My kids love being a part of the cooking process. This open faced quesadilla fits the bill and is a great source of protein and fibre.”

Recipe by Roger Mooking Courtesy of SUNSET®

Zima® & Black Bean Quesadillas

Zima® & Black Bean Quesadillas


  • Black Beans // 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Black Beans // 1/4 c diced white onion
  • Black Beans // 2 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
  • Black Beans // 1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • Black Beans // 1/2 tsp ground cumin seed
  • Black Beans // 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Black Beans // 1/4 c water
  • Black Beans // 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Black Beans // 1/4 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns
  • Black Beans // 1 tsp freely squeezed lime juice
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // 1 1/4 c quartered Zima® tomatoes
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // 1/2 c diced white onion
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // 1/4 c roughly chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo // Freshly ground black peppercorns to taste


  1. 1 Zima® Pico de Gallo // In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Set aside until ready to assemble.
  2. 2 Black Beans // In a large skillet over medium high heat, add oil and gently sauté onions until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, coriander and cumin and continue to stir, letting the spices toast for 1 – 2 minutes. Add black beans, stirring to combine and cook for 2 minutes. Add water.
  3. 3 Black Beans // Roughly mash about 1/3 of the beans into a chunky consistency (feel free to mash more if you prefer the mixture smoother). Stir mixture and simmer, reducing liquid until beans are desired consistency.
  4. 4 Black Beans // Remove from heat, season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Set aside and keep warm, until ready to assemble.


Putting it Together:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 x 8” flour tortillas
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 c black beans (above)
  • Zima® Pico de Gallo (above)
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black peppercorns to taste
For each serving, heat a small amount of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Carefully place one flour tortilla in the pan and arrange 3 slices of provolone evenly. Spoon 1/2 cup of prepared black beans evenly across the tortilla. Let tortilla bottom crisp up until tortilla turns light golden brown and cheese melts, about 1 – 2 minutes. Carefully slide open-faced quesadilla (bean side up) onto a cutting board. Top black beans with 1/4 cup of Zima® Pico de Gallo and drizzle with sour cream. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Repeat 3 more times.
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