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Black Bean Soup With Garlic Mozzarella Quesadillas

My favorite recipes are the ones I’m able to create from ingredients I have on hand. Today I made a light, flavorful black bean soup with mini garlic mozzarella quesadillas. It was delicious! Dutch’s reaction when he ate these quesadillas were, “WOW!” 😂 Hashtag true story from my little picky eater. Even my husband gobbled up an entire bowl. And did you know that black beans are packed full of protein with about 15g per serving? A healthy choice too. 💪🏻

Black Bean Soup (3 Servings)


1 Small Red Onion Chopped

1 1/2 Tsp Minced Garlic

2 Celery Ribs Chopped

2 Tsp Chicken Bouillon Paste

2 (15 oz.) Cans Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed

1 1/2 C Salsa

1 1/2 C Water

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp Cumin

1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice

Optional: 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

Optional Toppings: Sliced Avocado, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream


Combine onion, garlic, celery, bouillon, beans, salsa, water, salt, and cumin in food processer and blend until smooth. Bring soup to a boil over the stove, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. If you want the consistency thicker mix cornstarch in 1 1/2 Tbsp of water until absorbed. Add to soup. Add lemon juice. Stir and cook until thickened. Top with avocado, shredded cheese and sour cream. Also, if thickened to the right consistency this recipe would make a great appetizer dip.

Garlic Mozzarella Quesadillas (3)


3 (6 inch) flour tortillas

3 Mozzarella Slices (I used string cheese)

1 1/2 Tbsp Butter

1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley


Melt butter in skillet coating the pan, sprinkle garlic powder and parsley on top. Place quesadillas in butter, coating both sides. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook until cheese is melted and both sides are golden brown. For Dutch, I cut his into bite size pieces so he could dip them in the soup. He loved it!


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This recipe was inspired by Najwa’s (Panera Bread) Black Bean Soup from


Creatively Yours,

Lindsay  ❤️

Mom & Dutch

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3 thoughts on “Black Bean Soup With Garlic Mozzarella Quesadillas

  1. Sounds great!! darn though now I’m hungry. Have to settle for torts and grilled chicken. No soup though 😞. Hey notice a bunch of avacado’s. I used to make a quik, lazy snack. Halved it, spooned salsa into the holes. Prep 1 minute😁 .
    Dutch your a lucky man. You will soon be doin your own meals. You have great, creative food planners to pick up on. I see a Jr. Masterchef in training. Love you lil Cuz

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