Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
27 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 1 15-16 ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup snippped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 small fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper

  • ½ cucumber, quartered and sliced

  • 3 - 4 medium radishes, halved and thinly sliced

  • 12 ounce sweet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4 10 inch whole wheat flour tortillas

  • 1 ½ cup coarsely chopped baby spinach

  • 2 green onion, thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3 oz.)

  • Plain Greek yogurt (optional)

  • Paprika (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl combine beans, 1/4 cup of the cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño and chile pepper; set aside. For cucumber relish, in another bowl combine cucumber, radishes and remaining cilantro; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan cook sweet potato in lightly salted boiling water, covered, for about 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; drain. Return potatoes to saucepan; coarsely mash. Stir in cumin.

  3. Spread sweet potato mixture over half of each tortilla. Top each with bean mixture, spinach, green onion, and cheese. Fold each tortilla in half over the filling, pressingly gently.

  4. Heat a grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook quesadillas, two at a time, for 6 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once halfway through cooking. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut into wedges. Serve with cucumber relish and Greek yogurt sprinkled with paprika, if desired.


Wear gloves when handling hot peppers because volatile oils can burn skin and eyes. Wash immediately if hands touch seeds or membranes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
12g Fat
67g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1167mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 359mg 28%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Potassium 601mg 13%
Folate, total 120.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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