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Vegetable Quesadillas With Fresh Salsa

 

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these healthy Quesadillas.  They’re a great entertainment option or a healthy dinner for the family.

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 4 medium plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 oz) low-sodium red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chilies in adobo
  • 4 fat-free 8-inch flour (or whole-wheat) tortillas
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar

 

PREPARATION

In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, juice, cumin and salt. In a second bowl, mash beans; stir in chipotle.

Working one at a time, top half of each tortilla with 1/4 avocado slices, 1/4 bean mixture, 1 cup spinach and 4 tbsp cheese; fold in half.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 quesadilla and cook, flipping once, until both sides are brown and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

Let cool slightly; cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges; serve with tomato salsa.

The skinny

277 calories per 2 wedges, 8 g fat (3 g saturated), 35 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein


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