Black-eyed Pea Quesadillas

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 376.23 kcal


  • Stove
  • Food Processor


  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potato peeled, chopped
  • 15 oz black-eyed peas canned, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/8 tsp allspice powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper fresh cracked
  • 1/4 tbsp sour cream plant-based *see our Cashew Sour Cream recipe link
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke Brand: Wrights
  • 8 pieces tortilla whole wheat, no flour added


  • Place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat. Simmer until fork tender about 10 minutes then drain the excess water.
  • Add the sweet potato, black-eyed peas, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, pepper and all spice into a food processor and pulse until the mix is mashed well.
  • Mix in the "sour cream" and liquid smoke.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat while you spread the bean mixture on one tortilla and top with another. Cook in the skillet about 4 minutes on each side. Enjoy!


Serves well with your favorite salsa. 

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Black-eyed Pea Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 376.23 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.84g3%
Saturated Fat 0.05g0%
Sodium 678.27mg29%
Potassium 193.45mg6%
Carbohydrates 73.65g25%
Fiber 16.05g67%
Sugar 4.85g5%
Protein 16.13g32%
Vitamin A 7367.85IU147%
Vitamin B1 0.03mg2%
Vitamin B2 0.03mg2%
Vitamin B3 0.33mg2%
Vitamin B5 0.43mg4%
Vitamin B6 0.12mg6%
Vitamin C 1.47mg2%
Vitamin E 0.34mg2%
Vitamin K 5.48µg5%
Calcium 39.55mg4%
Copper 0.08mg4%
Folate 7.05µg2%
Iron 5.36mg30%
Manganese 0.13mg7%
Magnesium 15.83mg4%
Phosphorus 30.11mg3%
Selenium 0.49µg1%
Zinc 0.23mg2%
Ess-Methionine 16.25mg
Ess-Tryptophan 16.79mg
Ess-Threonine 46.08mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 49.75mg
Ess-Arginine 45.37mg
Ess-Lysine 40.5mg
Ess-Leucine 54.87mg
Ess-Isoleucine 33.33mg
Ess-Histidine 17.87mg
Ess-Valine 50.79mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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