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Chickpea Quesadilla

Chickpea Quesadilla is a delicious variation to regular cheese quesadilla. It’s packed with double protein with chickpeas and cheese.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, sandwich
Cuisine: fusion, Mexican
Servings: 4 Serving


  • 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


Chickpea Filling:

  • Using a fork or a food processor, mash the chickpeas until broken into a coarse mixture. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook till they are translucent, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the mashed chickpeas, cumin, red chili powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 3~5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Make Quesadillas:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Repeat with the other tortillas. Serve warm or at room temperature with salsa, sour cream, guacamole.