Black Bean and Yam Quesadillas

Black Bean and Yam Quesadillas

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  • 1 to 2 yams, grated (3 cups, about 1 pound)
  • 1 small to medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 bunch kale or other dark leafy greens, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 sprouted grain tortillas
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup salsa


Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a skillet, sauté yams and onions in olive oil or clarified butter for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add spices and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes. Add greens, cover and sauté for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spread sour cream on one side of a tortilla and sprinkle 1/4 of the sautéed vegetables and beans on top. Top with cheese and fold tortilla in half. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Place tortillas on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread salsa evenly on top of the tortillas and bake for about 20 minutes.