Black Bean Mango and Chicken Quesadillas with Salad

Diabetes Recipe: Black Bean Mango and Chicken Quesadillas with Salad

Don’t underestimate this simple and cost-friendly dish. It’s a great mix of flavor with beans, chicken, and sweet mango. Serving the quesadilla over salad turns it into a complete meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

This Recipe Serves 4


Cooking spray
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
2 tablespoons red onion, diced
¼ teaspoon cumin
½ cup mango, diced
8 corn tortillas
8 tablespoons reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
8 cups romaine lettuce salad
4 tablespoons Light Fiesta-Salsa Ranch Salad Dressing


  1. Spray a pan with cooking spray and heat it over medium-high. Add the black beans, chicken, red onions, and cumin; sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the mango and sauté for 1 minute. Remove the mixture from the pan and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in the pan and spread 2 tablespoons cheese on top of the tortilla. Add ½ cup chicken/black bean mixture, and place another tortilla on top. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip, and cook for 1-2 more minutes; until the cheese is melted.
  3. Repeat this procedure for the remaining 3 quesadillas. Cut the quesadillas into triangles.
  4. Serve one quesadilla over 2 cups lettuce salad and top with 1 tablespoon salad dressing. Repeat this procedure for the remaining 3 salads.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Recipe Cost: $10.00

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