I had been enjoying the fresh sweet corn straight off the cob all week and I was looking to change it up a bit. I also had some black beans that needed using and I thought that a corn and black bean quesadilla filled with melting cheese would hit the spot. It was sounding pretty much like a quesadilla filled with a corn and black bean salsa and some cheese so I decided to make a big bowl of corn and black bean salsa for the filling. I like quesadillas because they are simple, quick and tasty and these were no different. You really can’t go wrong with the combination of sweet corn, creamy black beans with some chili heat and melted cheese toasted in tortillas! The corn and black salsa was also great by itself and it will likely disappear quickly.
Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas
- 2 tortillas
- 2 handfuls cheese such as cheddar or jack etc. (grated)
- 1/2 cup black bean salsa (see below)
- Melt a touch of butter in a pan.
- Place a tortilla into the pan.
- Cover the tortilla with the corn and black bean salsa and top with a handful of cheese and the other tortilla.
- Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.
Corn and Black Bean Salsa
- 1 cup corn
- 1 cup black beans (rinsed and drained canned beans or cooked from 1/3 cup dry beans)
- 1 jalapeno (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
- Mix the corn, black beans, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl.
Shotgun!! (lol, did anyone get that joke?)
I have a wonderful onion jam to dip those bad boys into.
Looks really tasty Kevin.
Mmm, not just tasty but healthy as well!
Red Freckles says
those are amazing.
how do you you make amazing stuff everyday?!
Astra Libris says
What a fantastic idea! We adore corn quesadillas, and I can’t wait to add your wonderfully flavorful black bean salsa to our next batch! Thank you for the great recipe!
Another great idea for all this wonderful corn out now. Looks delicious!
Mmm, mmm, mmm!!!
Those look scrumptious! I made some a few weeks ago and right before I flipped them I sprinkled them with a little kosher salt. Oh man, that little bit of salt really made a huge difference.
Nope, you really can’t go wrong with that combination, especially with the chili heat 🙂 I wish I had some good cheese lying around! F’ing bar of processed cheese food!
Your quesadillas look muy bueno!
These look great, Kevin! And, pretty healthy too. They would go really great with the guacamole I made earlier!
Lunch Buckets says
I agree! That does look delicious, and would be great with a little sprinkle of salt and even greater with some of sticky’s guacamole!
The DeL Sisters says
Yum! I love Mexican!
Looks really fantastic… simple, quick, tasty. I am sure some fresh guacamole would be nice too.
Both the quesadillas and salsa look fresh and perfect for a fun summer night (w/ margaritas!)
A great idea for using fresh corn. Love the salsa!
So much goodness here Kevin. I am playing catch up with all the posts that I didn’t have time to check out earlier in the week. You have my taste buds tingling. I may pick some of my corn today just so I can try out that dip or yummo these quesadillas!
How do you do this every day! I get in three decent recipes a week if I’m especially diligent 🙁
Kevin, it sounds and looks so good. I had a peek at your crab quesadillas too – yummy!
Clumbsy Cookie says
You’re right, quesadillas are so simple but we can dress them up any way we want. i like that filling you made, vegetarina but so consistet! Did you eat that all by yourself????
That would hv hit a spot with me as well! U did a great job! Certainly a spring recipe for us. =)
Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says
Perfect weekend food. Delicious and very healthy too!
That looks incredible! We are diggin on fresh corn out here as well!
This looks awesome! Corn and black beans– great combination.
Good saturday night food Kevin 🙂 These would be perfect with a movie.
I love black beans and corn together, this would make an anytime meal for me. Our Ohio-grown sweet corn has been great this year .. time for a Quesadilla!
Sorry I’ve not been about this week. Kevin those quesadillas look lovely! As does your salad in the post below! Great pictures as always.
kyle w says
Are you Kevin C from Abq? I am Kyle W. My wife stumbled across your blog and your picture was very familiar. I think we used to hang out and play tennis and rapel. Send me an e-mail.
Awesome guesadillas, Kev. Black beans and corn are such an awesome combo 🙂
Everything about these looks amazing! The quesadillas are perfectly browned.
This recipe looks so tasty and easy. Perfect for a quick summery lunch.
Mmmhh, what a lovely filling for quesadillas. I agree you can never go wrong with a quesadilla, be it as a snack or even as the main event.
Yum, I love quesadillas and have never had them with black beans and corn as the filling.
Those look beautiful and good for you too. Not to mention delicious.
Feed the moose says
These look delicious! I will try them soon!
I’ve been eating lot’s of corn on the cob lately. This would be a nice change for lunch.
Oh My that is a winner – Love this you can really do so many things with this – adding carne asada or chicken as well. Looks great
Mrs Ergül says
This is a very healthy quesadilla with all that corn and beans! Yum!
simply perfect. with a little guacamole on the side, i’m in heaven. 🙂
Kevin this looks so tasty! I am cooking a huge batch of black beans right now and bought some fresh corn this morning… I may be making these this week! Yum!
Those look great, Kevin!
What a great way to use the fresh corn!
Qesdaillas are my favourites and you’ve just reminded me I don’t make them often enough. Love the look of your salsa too 🙂
Mmmmmmmm, I made this for dinner tonight and it was really good. Thanks for the recipe.
I made this a few nights ago and really liked it. I should have added more cheese, so it would hold the corn/bean filling in better, but it was still great.
I am in love with this recipe! I made these a few weeks ago and my husband and I both really enjoyed them. I have since shared the recipe with many of my friends. And, I must point out that I think these quesadillas are delicious just as they are, no need to add a thing!
I love quesadillas and hope to try this recipe soon, it looks delicious. Thanks for checking out my blog – it’s great to see a guy in the kitchen…even if it’s a closet sized one!
Liz from NY says
Thanks so much for the recipe! We had them for dinner tonite – DELICIOUS! I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing all the great recipes & ideas.
Another really good recipe–thanks!
I made these last night and followed your recipe exactly. They were DELICIOUS and I'm not even really into quesadillas – I just needed something quick. I wouldn't hesitate making these for family/friends. I am loving your blog!!