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Smoky White Bean Quesadillas

What you need: 

1 cup white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
few drops liquid smoke
garlic powder, to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper or cayenne pepper, to taste
4 whole wheat tortillas
cilantro, to garnish
salsa, to garnish

What you do: 

1. Blend together the white beans and tomatoes until very smooth. Add nutritional yeast, liquid smoke, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Blend again until well combined and smooth.
2. Heat a dry nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Put a tortilla into skillet, and spread 1/2 the bean mixture on the tortilla, then top with another tortilla.
3. Cook over medium heat until crisp on one side, then flip and repeat on the other side.
4. Once it is cooked and the bean mixture is warm and gooey, remove from pan, slice into 6-8 wedges. Repeat with the other tortillas. Serve with cilantro and/or salsa.
Source of recipe: I came up with this recipe with the last little bits of things in the fridge and the last 1/3 cup nutritional yeast!

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
Recipe Category: 


I still plan to use this sauce to make mac n cheese and see what happens.

I tried my leftover cheeze on pasta and I didn't really like it; it was kind of dry and grainy.  Maybe if you added some fat to it, the mouth feel would be better.  I did like it in the quesadillas though.


YUM ;)b  Loved them, although I would have liked to make them hotter! maybe next time I will add in some fresh diced jalapenos!

I also added some fried onions on the top, mm good! :)>>>


This is my favorite VW recipe as of late.....I add an onion when blending it.
I made my quesa with some raw spinach on top and it was awesome.
I still plan to use this sauce to make mac n cheese and see what happens. I've got a shitton of whitebeans in the fridge just waiting to be played with!


Absolutely delicious! I loved this.  I only had garbonzo beans so I used that and blended it with Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa instead of tomatoes. WoW! I added a little canola oil to smooth it out  and added the rest of the ingredients.  So freaken good. You have to grill some onions with this. It is a must. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! ;)b


WOW!!!  I can not rave about this enough.  Unbelievable!  I used one can of cannellini beans ane 1.5 roma tomatoes.  I put a little guacamole and salsa on top but the filling was so good it really didn't need it.  I just finished eating mine and I already want to make it again...Next time I'll make a double batch!


I've been waiting for this recipe to come out of the new recipe queue so that I could review it. Both my husband and I love it! My husband's comment: "you could serve this in a restaurant!"  which is high praise from him. Very easy to make and to customize. I've made it with both whole wheat tortillas and corn tortillas and both were really good. Instead of liquid smoke, I use smoked paprika which gives it a really good flavor and a beautiful reddish-orange color. I top with caramelized onions, spinach, cilantro, and some chopped grape tomatoes before cooking so all the ingredients get nice and warm. My husband adds olives.  Yummy and so easy. We make these regularly now.



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