A Quick Veggie-
Filled Meal

Never feel guilty about eating Mexican food again. These quesadillas are literally loaded with vegetables and are a perfect dinner, especially for picky eaters. Not only are these quick to make, but they are also a healthy option.

Vegetable overload quesadillas

Serves 6


  • Nonstick cooking spray, olive oil or butter
  • 12 flour tortillas (or any other type you prefer)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels (you can substitute fresh or frozen)
  • 2 roasted green hatch chilies (or you may substitute 6-ounce can green chilies)
  • 4 green onions, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese and cheddar cheese mix
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. Lightly oil the surface of a large pan. Place over medium heat.
  2. Lay one tortilla in the pan and sprinkle a small amount of cheese evenly over it. Add all of the veggies and top with fresh cilantro and a little bit more of the cheese.
  3. Cook the tortilla about three minutes flipping over and cooking an additional two to three minutes or until the tortilla is a nice golden brown color. Continue with the remaining quesadillas.
  4. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve with sour cream or salsa.

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Comments on "Tonight's Dinner: Vegetable overload quesadillas"

Sara July 22, 2013 | 4:24 PM

Actually, corn is not really a vegetable. Green chile peppers, onions, and green onions are, and nutritious ones at that. Also, cilantro is anti-inflammatory and lowers blood sugar.

sarah July 05, 2013 | 8:24 AM

So funny... I hadn't even considered this for dinner, but now it's all I can think about! Thanks!

Arley April 06, 2013 | 10:53 AM

Libby-- Corn isn't a vegetable! LOL! I do agree, I thought there would be more than just chilies and onions. It sounds delicious though!

Nicole February 08, 2013 | 6:21 PM

Vegetable overload? Sign me up!!

Libby June 06, 2012 | 4:37 PM

"Vegetable overload?" "Loaded with vegetables?" The only real veggie in these is corn!! I expected zucchini, mushrooms, green peppers, yellow squash, tomatoes... Lame.

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