Quesadilla cut up on a plate with sour cream and green garnish
Chickpeas Are The Bulky Protein For Meat-Free Quesadillas
If you're looking to add some plant-based heft and protein to your quesadillas, canned chickpeas are a great and healthy option to consider.
Just one cup of chickpeas has more than 14 grams of protein and 12.5 grams of fiber. Since chickpeas are mild and nutty in flavor, they're perfect for taking on flavors.
To prepare them for your quesadilla, simply pop open a can, rinse and mash them, then cook them in a pan with a bit of olive oil for just a few minutes.
Leave the chickpeas whole or experiment with their consistency by using a food processor before sandwiching them between tortillas and layering on cheese and toppings.
Take advantage of the chickpeas' adaptability by trying different seasonings. Great options include Mexican seasoning, taco sauce, and buffalo sauce.
You could even cook them with diced onions, garlic, peppers, and chopped jalapeños for a kick. With any option, chickpeas are sure to make for an excellent addition to quesadillas.