Quesadilla with Chickpeas & Cheese Chickpea Quesadilla is a delicious variation to regular cheese quesadilla. It’s packed with double protein with chickpeas and cheese.

I have a very interesting recipe to pack for lunch box today. This Chickpea Quesadilla is made with a spicy chickpea filling along with cheese. It is a filling dish and tastes great hot, warm or at room temperature.Quesadilla with Chickpeas & CheeseBoth my kids have polar opposite tastes, they are like two parallel lines that never meet. My son loves cheese and enjoys grilled sandwiches, quesadilla and just about anything that has cheese. On the other hand, my picky 5 year old daughter would rather have rice, dal and curry every single day. Coming up with a menu to please the both of them is quite a nightmare.Quesadilla with Chickpeas & CheeseBut I make sure that they taste whatever I make. So when I made this chickpea quesadilla, I had both of them try it and luckily for me they seemed to like it. My son liked it because it had cheese in it and my daughter liked it because it had chickpeas in it. In any case, I am happy that they ate it whatever their reason may be.

The recipe is from the Kitchn site. The best thing about these chickpea quesadilla is that they can be frozen for later use. So, make extra filling and make more of these, pack some for lunch and then stash a few in the freezer for later.

Here’s another one of my favorite quesadilla recipe:

Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla


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Chickpea Quesadilla
Chickpea Quesadilla
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Chickpea Quesadilla is a delicious variation to regular cheese quesadilla. It’s packed with double protein with chickpeas and cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4 Serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chickpea Quesadilla
Chickpea Quesadilla
Yum
Print Recipe
Chickpea Quesadilla is a delicious variation to regular cheese quesadilla. It’s packed with double protein with chickpeas and cheese.
Servings Prep Time
4 Serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cooked Chickpeas
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • To taste salt
  • 4 Large Flour Tortillas (Wholewheat tortillas, if desired)
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 3 Scallions, finely chopped
Servings: Serving
Instructions
Chickpea Filling:
  1. Using a fork or a food processor, mash the chickpeas until broken into a coarse mixture. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook till they are translucent, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the mashed chickpeas, cumin, red chili powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 3~5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Make Quesadillas:
  1. Place the tortilla on a plate, top half of the tortilla with grated cheese and chickpea filling. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling. Press lightly.
  2. Place the quesadilla on a hot skillet and cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla is golden, about 2~3 minutes. Flip and cook on the second side.
  3. Repeat with the other tortillas. Serve warm or at room temperature with salsa, sour cream, guacamole.
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17 thoughts on “Chickpea Quesadilla Recipe”

  1. I guess in each and every house we cook different dishes according to the Kids choice . It’s hard to please all with one menu . These quesadillas would make a fantastic meal and I like the way you have used a green – perhaps spinach tortilla . Chickpeas make a delicious filling and I am sure these would be a great hit with both kids and adults .

  2. My kids are polar opposite too!! Very rarely do their tastesmatch!!It is so difficult to pack lunches!! I guess this will be one of those dishes that my kids will like..They love roti and chickpea and I am sure they will eat this whichever way these two are served!!

  3. Wow, what an ultimate chickpeas quesadillas, they looks just simply out of the world, and the stuffing you went for making this incredible quesadillas tempts me a lot. Nutritious absolutely.

  4. Chickpea Quesadilla sounds so delicious and even i would love to have theme in my lunchbox !!! Like the flavors get into that filling, What type of tortillas are used in this recipe?? And as usual the pictures are so good !!!

  5. Good one. Talk about pleasing both the kids at the same time – true definition of a nightmare 🙂 But on such rare occasions when we can please both of them is pure bliss, right? I was wondering if there is a trick to keep the quesadillas crisp when packed for their lunch boxes.

  6. wow this protein-packed quesadilla looks so so inviting pavani , I in aww how you come up with such delicious recipes every time, I am loving your capture a lot.. perfect lunchbox dish I would try it for my daughter someday!! It is always a difficult task to please kids and you have got an amazing recipe they would never say no 🙂

  7. loved the recipe and the clicks too – like ur daughter I love chickepeas so will make myself this wrap soon – ! talk about poles apart, I have to sometimes cook 4 different kinds of dishes for the 4 of us and thats the day I don’t want to enter the kitchen again 🙂

    btw, did you add anything to the tortilla flour dough ? They are an unusual and pleasing green 🙂

  8. That’s one colourful quesadilla Pavani..love those green tortillas….trying to get the kids like the same dish is a struggle each day..we just manage somehow..heheh

  9. Even my girls are the opposite ends of the poles. Your chickpea quesadilla looks so filling and tasty.

  10. My boys love quesadillas and it is a routine in their lunch box. I make them with grilled vegetable, black beans and so on. Never used chickpea before. This is definitely going into our menu. Love the use of spinach tortilla.

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