Recipe by Barb Biagioli
If you’ve never tried a hummus quesadilla, you are really missing out! This snack is versatile, great fit for picky eaters, since you can add in whatever ingredients you want. With hummus as the base layer, you can stack beans, spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, tomatoes, corn, peppers, kale, onions, squash, and chickpeas. You can dip them in more hummus, salsa or guacamole. They make a great lunchbox snack, they’re an easy weeknight dinner, or a snack you can cook up quickly in the afternoons.
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
● 2 large tortilla (Ezekiel, whole wheat, or gluten free)
● ½ – 1 cup hummus*
● ½ onion*, chopped
● 5 cherry tomatoes*, halved
● 1 pepper*, chopped
● 1 cup spinach*
● ½ cup black beans
● 1 tsp chili powder
● 1 tsp garlic powder
- To a medium skillet, add a bit of water or vegetable stock over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the pepper, cooking for another 5 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, the chili powder and garlic powder, and then add the spinach until wilted.
- Meanwhile, set out your tortilla out and layer with hummus. On half of the tortilla, add half of your skillet veggies. Add half of the black beans and fold in half.
- In the same skillet, add your hummus quesadilla. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until warm and crispy, lightly browned. Remove from the heat and cut into 4 triangles with a pizza cutter.
- Repeat with the remaining tortilla.
- Serve the quesadillas with additional hummus for dipping, salsa, mashed avocado or guacamole.
Note: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for party snacks and larger crowds.