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Apples and Tortillas make this recipe for quesadillas not only crunchy, but extra delicious for the whole family. This recipe is yet another favorite in our house (my kids included love them) and thought I would share. It is relatively easy to make and a healthy alternative to regular old-fashioned quesadillas.
- 1/2 cup or 1 ear of corn, cooked and cut from the cob
- 1/2 cup Chopped tomato, You can substitute a can of diced tomatoes if need be.
- 1 Tbs. Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 2 Tsp. Olive Oil
- Eight 8-inch Whole Grain Soft Flour Tortillas
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 4.oz, Can be reduced fat
- One 6-oz skinless, chicken breast cooked and thinly sliced
- 1 Apple, cored and thinly sliced
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
- Dash Salt and ground black pepper for flavor
- 1 Lime
- Prepare the salsa in a small bowl by combining corn, tomato, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper and lime. Set aside so flavors blend. You can also refrigerate this for a few hours before you actually start to put the quesadillas together, if time permits.
- Lay 4 tortillas on a flat work surface and sprinkle each with 2 Tbs. of cheese. Divide chicken and apple slices evenly among the tortillas. Sprinkle each with remaining cheese and then top with the remaining tortillas.
- Coat a large non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Place one quesadilla in skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Then, flip the quesadilla and cook 2-3 minutes more on the other side or until browned and cheese is fully melted. Remove and repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut into quarters (I use a pizza cutter for this and it works perfectly every time) and serve with the salsa prepared previously.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||81|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 9 g||14%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Unsaturated fat 5 g|
|Carbohydrates 36 g||12%|
|Fiber 18 g||72%|
|Protein 23 g||46%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|