Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Spinach Quesadillas

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Spinach Quesadillas

1 sweet potato, baked (I microwaved mine. The goal is to get it soft and spreadable)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper
2 cups raw baby spinach
1 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed and heated (Microwaved for about 2 minutes will do)
4 taco sized tortillas
freshly chopped cilantro (optional)
avocado, guacamole, or  salsa for topping

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Place two tortillas on a nonstick cookie sheet and set aside.

Remove the flesh from the potato and put it in a small bowl. Mix in the cumin, garlic and chili powders. Spread half of the potato mixture on to each tortilla. Roughly chop the spinach, and sprinkle half of the mixture on each tortilla. Top with cilantro and avocado, if using. Mash your black beans with a fork until about half of the mixture is smashed. Spread half of the mixture on top of the spinach layer of your tortillas, and top with the last two tortillas. Bake in your preheated over for about 5 mins per side, and serve with guacamole and salsa.

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  1. Rae Rousseau says:

    I knew as soon as I saw this recipe I had to give it a shot! I am actually allergic to dairy and I am always looking for new recipes to try! I really liked these quesadillas! I thought the spices in the sweet potatoes tasted great and ate what didn’t fit in the quesadilla right out of the bowl! I would make these again 🙂
    Thank you for all your dairy free recipes!!

    1. milkfreemom Author says:

      I’m so glad you liked the quesadillas! They were a big hit in my house.

  2. These look awesome! I’m curious how old your kids are? We are having a terrible time with greens for our little 2 year old. Its like she has become hyper aware colors and texture and if we try to sneak in some greens (like this recipe) her green radar kicks in and she removes the greens from her mouth.

    Any suggestions on presenting greens to little ones would be appreciated!

    1. milkfreemom Author says:

      Hi Nick! My son is 3. He was always a great, non-picky eater until his third birthday. That was actually my inspiration for this quesadilla, because I knew I could hide the spinach in it (for his quesadilla I finely chopped the spinach and mixed it in with the sweet potato). I find that if chop his greens up very finely and mix them into his dish, or I make some sort of sauce or pesto with them he’ll eat without fussing. I also can coax him into drinking a green smoothie from time to time, like this one. The fruit naturally sweetens it and masks the taste of the kale.

  3. Hi! This looks great! How many servings is this/how many people would it feed? Thanks! 🙂

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