black bean – sweet potato quesadillas

by Dani on June 2, 2013

Last week while grocery shopping, I put brown rice wraps, a green pepper, a sweet potato and a can of Eden black beans into my basket and was determined to create something delicious.


black bean sweet potato quesadillas

Black Bean – Sweet Potato Quesadillas

1 large sweet potato, chopped + steamed
1 green pepper, diced
handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can black beans (I like Eden Organics)
1 tsp cumin
salt + pepper to taste
4 brown rice wraps
Daiya *optional

Preheat oven to 350F. While sweet potato is steaming, heat up a pan with coconut oil on medium heat and add green pepper and tomato. Stir until tomato is broken down. Add black beans and mix everything together. Remove from heat. Once the sweet potato has steamed, place the pieces into a bowl and mash. Add black bean and veggie mixture, cumin, salt and pepper and mix. Scoop this mixture out onto half of each brown rice wrap. Top with Daiya, fold and bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven) Serve with avocado and salsa.

There are a few steps to this process, so it does require some multi-tasking but it is well worth the effort!

About sweet potatoes…

I would rate the sweet potato as one of my favourite foods.  Whether steamed, baked, raw, juiced, french fried, I love it.  The sweet potato is one of nature’s richest sources of beta-carotene.  To get the full benefits of beta-carotene, it is important to combine it with a healthy fat ie. coconut oil, organic butter or extra virgin olive oil.

The sweet potato is a good source of fibre and carries a low glycemic index rating making it a good food for regulating and helping to stabilize the body’s blood sugar levels.

About Daiya…

Have you tried Daiya? If not, do it! This Canadian-based brand offers dairy-free, vegan-friendly cheeses that are allergen and nut free (including soy). What makes this so great? Well, it tastes good! Many dairy-free cheeses are soy-based and taste…not so good. Daiya is a great alternative to dairy and can be subbed for any meal containing dairy cheese. Its popularity has increased significantly and is now offered at many grocery stores.

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