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    This vegan quesadilla recipe is the perfect twist on the classic version. An easy, quick and satisfying meal made with fajita veggies and black beans.

    This dairy free quesadilla is so cheesy and flavorful, you’ll make it part of your regular rotation! Serve it topped with any toppings you love for the most delicious dinner ever!

    A white platter with colorful bowls of toppings and a stack of quesadillas with black beans and veggies inside

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    This post was originally published on March 3, 2022.

    We love to serve these vegan quesadillas with fresh Mexican salsa and my perfect easy guacamole for a well rounded meal everyone loves!


    This vegan quesadilla recipe is made with all plant based ingredients. Prep the fillings in advance so you can have a meal that comes together in minutes! You can even set up a ‘fill your own quesadilla bar’ so everyone can customize their own before cooking.

    My homemade black beans are great to make in big batches so you can use them for easy dinners all week long, and are perfect for these veggie quesadillas!

    Ingredients needed to make a bean, sauteed pepper and cheese quesadilla and toppings for it sitting on a grey rock surface

    More Filling Ideas

    Load up your vegan quesadillas with all kinds of other yummy flavors:

    What to Serve with Quesadillas

    Pair this vegan quesadilla with all sorts of yummy dips like any of the following:

    Make a full spread by serving this quesadilla with any of these recipes:

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    Preparation Tips

    • Select a gluten-free tortilla to make this a gluten-free quesadilla.
    • For an extra crispy outside brush the outside of the tortillas with butter or oil.
    • Prep this veggie quesadilla ahead of time by cooking the fajita veggies and black beans so they’re ready to assemble.
    • Use your favorite melty dairy free cheese, or try using a few spoonfuls of vegan nacho cheese sauce for a gooey quesadilla.

    Common Questions

    What else can you put in a quesadilla?

    Anything you want! Add in peppers, onions, beans, rice, corn, salsa, etc. See the post for more ideas!

    Can you make a quesadilla vegan?

    Yes you can, simply use your favorite plant based cheese, and coat the outside with a butter alternative or oil for a crispy finish.

    What goes in a vegan quesadilla?

    Vegan quesadillas are made with dairy free cheese. You can also stuff them with beans and fajita veggies for added flavor.

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    A stack of bean and pepper quesadillas on a white plate with cilantro, limes and colorful bowls.

    Cheesy Vegan Quesadilla with Fajita Veggies

    Sophia DeSantis

    This vegan quesadilla recipe is the perfect twist on the classic version. An easy, quick and satisfying meal made with fajita veggies and black beans.


    Prep Time 15 mins

    Cook Time 10 mins

    Total Time 25 mins

    Course 30 Minutes or Less, Appetizer, Main Course, Snack

    Cuisine Mexican

    Servings 6

    Calories 334 kcal


    US CustomaryMetric



    • 6 tortillas , gluten-free if needed
    • 3 cups shredded dairy free cheese of choice
    • ½ recipe Fajita Veggies
    • 1 ½ cups black beans , about one can
    • 1 jalapeno , optional
    • Butter or oil to brush on tortillas , optional


    • Brush the outside of the tortillas with butter or oil, optional for extra crunch.

    • Place the tortillas with the outsides down, then layer ½ cup of the cheese on half of each tortilla.

    • Separate the veggies, beans and jalapeno (if using) among the 6 tortillas by placing them on the cheese.

    • Fold the tortillas over to cover the filling.

    • Grill on a hot pan for 3-5 minutes, then flip and grill another 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

    • Devour!


    • You can sub any vegetables and beans you prefer.

    Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.


    Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 458mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 3mg

    Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.

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