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Smoky White Bean Quesadillas

What you need: 

1 cup white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
few drops liquid smoke
garlic powder, to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper or cayenne pepper, to taste
4 whole wheat tortillas
cilantro, to garnish
salsa, to garnish

What you do: 

1. Blend together the white beans and tomatoes until very smooth. Add nutritional yeast, liquid smoke, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Blend again until well combined and smooth.
2. Heat a dry nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Put a tortilla into skillet, and spread 1/2 the bean mixture on the tortilla, then top with another tortilla.
3. Cook over medium heat until crisp on one side, then flip and repeat on the other side.
4. Once it is cooked and the bean mixture is warm and gooey, remove from pan, slice into 6-8 wedges. Repeat with the other tortillas. Serve with cilantro and/or salsa.
Source of recipe: I came up with this recipe with the last little bits of things in the fridge and the last 1/3 cup nutritional yeast!

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
Recipe Category: 


This was very good! I used white kidney beans, diced tomatoes, cilantro, garlic powder, cayenne powder, paprika and cheese! Thanks for the great recipe  :>


Yummy!! ;)b This tastes great as a dip with tortilla chips too!


So good!  Love a great meal that I can pull together quickly and with things I always have in the house.  I use a whole can of white beans, a little over half a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and added about 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder.  I served with peach salsa on the side - hubs liked it with, I prefer without. 
Can't find WW tortillas locally, so have only made with flour tortillas. 

Leftovers are EXCELLENT for lunch.


This recipe has been on my to-do list since I joined vegweb. I didn't have white beans so I used garbanzo beans and I added diced fresh (home-grown) jalapeno and cilantro. Pretty good. I think it needed some vegan cheese or something. Actually, I was out of salsa and I think it needed that!


I just made these (uploading photos now) and I was a little skeptical at first, as I don't like nooch too much, but now I'm a BELIEVER!  This recipe is so delicious!


I love the idea of this recipe. Very unique. I made mine a bit different - only because I did not have liquid smoke. Instead I added fire roasted green chilies and 1/2 a can of el pato (which is basically spicy tomato sauce).

But seriously, it was pretty tasty and I am excited to create other kinds of creations from it. Thanks!


Yum! I was planning on lots of different things (onion, some tvp "meat," a cheeze sauce...), but I used all my nut. yeast, and then didn't feel like doing the other things! So, I ate them plain (no salsa or avocado). I really like the flavor, but I know it would be better with additions. It's more beany than cheezy, so an added cheeze sauce would be really good. The only change I made was to add a bit of chili powder.


This was awesome!  So easy and soooo good.  I used smoked paprika and the liquid smoke, and these were the best quesadillas I've had since becoming vegan.  The mix was reminiscent of the "smoky crock cheez" from the uncheese cookbook, but creamier and milder.  We'll definitely be making these again and again.  Thanks!


I've made this more than once and this is a keeper.  Great for parties and easy cooking Fridays.  I use chickpeas (garbanzo beans) instead of white beans, and it's awesome.


We loved this! It's incredibly delicious. I added a couple of garlic cloves, some onion powder, chili powder, and cumin. It was so filling & satisfying - not to mention really easy. We both topped with salsa & avocado, and my boyfriend added Tofutti sour cream & hot sauce to his.

Also, a recipe similar to this appears in The Vegan Table (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's new cookbook), except she uses hummus instead of white beans. I loved that recipe, but I actually like this even more, and I never would have thought to add liquid smoke! Looks like Sharway was ahead of the curve when she thought of this recipe!

This will be a new staple for us, especially for those lazy nights when we're hungry but don't feel like putting out a lot of effort. :)



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