Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Quesadillas
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Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Quesadillas

With a hint of sweet heat, this is a savory, vitamin-packed, plant-based appetizer or kid-friendly main meal perfect for the fall season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: black beans, pumpkin, quesadilla
Servings: 4 8-inch quesadillas
Author: Kimberly Tyson


  • 1 teaspoon Simple Truth Organic Italian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon Simple Truth Organic Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simple Truth Organic Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 can (15 ounce) Simple Truth Solid Packed Pumpkin
  • 1 can (15 ounce) Simple Truth Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup Kroger Simple Truth Organic Super Sweet Whole Corn Kernels, drained
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar shreds (try Daiya)
  • 8 Simple Truth 8-inch Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • Optional garnishes: cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, salsa, vegan sour cream


  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add garlic. Sauté about a minute, or until garlic is golden. Add canned pumpkin. Stir in cumin, chili powder,and salt. Cook 3 minutes, or until pumpkin is heated through. Add a splash of water if needed to avoid sticking. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble quesadillas, divide seasoned pumpkin and spread evenly onto 4 tortillas. Evenly distribute 1⁄3 cup of drained black beans onto each tortilla. Evenly distribute 2 tablespoons of corn onto each tortilla. Sprinkle ¼ cup of vegan cheddar shreds onto each tortilla. Place a tortilla over the filling.
  • Spray large pan with cooking spray. Heat to medium-high. One at a time, cook quesadillas on both sides, until each side is golden brown and cheddar shreds have melted.
  • Cut quesadillas into quarters and serve topped with optional garnishes.