These crispy vegetable quesadillas, courtesy of Cooking Light, are easy and delicious! Poblano chile gives these veggie-filled wedges a spicy kick while mashed beans and savory cheese holds the quesadilla together. Serve with lime and light sour cream for a satisfying brown bag lunch.
Place oven rack in middle of oven. Preheat broiler to high. Place a baking sheet on rack in oven (keep pan in oven as it preheats).
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add poblano and corn; cook 5 minutes, stirring once. Add quinoa, salt, and spinach; sauté 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.
Combine beans and hot sauce in a small bowl; mash with fork until smooth. Spread 2 1/2 tablespoons bean mixture on each of 4 tortillas; top each with 1/2 cup spinach mixture and 1 tortilla. Lightly coat quesadillas with cooking spray. Arrange quesadillas on preheated pan in oven; broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.
Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges. Serve with sour cream and lime.
NOTE: The key to a perfect crisp is a sparing amount of cooking spray so that extra fat doesn’t absorb into the quesadilla. Plus, spreading mashed beans onto each tortilla forms a protective layer that keeps the veggie juices contained (and the tortillas crisp).
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (450g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 305 (60%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 33.9g||45 %|
|Saturated Fat 18.4g||92 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.6g|
|Cholesterol 89.3mg||27 %|
|Sodium 540.9mg||19 %|
|Potassium 738.4mg||19 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 29.4g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.7g||15 %|
|Sugars, other 25.8g|
|Protein 26.2g||37 %|
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Calories per serving: 506
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