Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384.5
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol 7.2 mg
Sodium 1,554.4 mg
Potassium 574.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 58.8 g
Dietary Fiber 18.9 g
Sugars 11.6 g
Protein 26.4 g
Vitamin A 195.4 %
Vitamin B-12 2.3 %
Vitamin B-6 9.8 %
Vitamin C 122.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 1.7 %
Calcium 28.8 %
Copper 7.7 %
Folate 16.0 %
Iron 17.9 %
Magnesium 9.6 %
Manganese 14.1 %
Niacin 4.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 5.8 %
Phosphorus 20.4 %
Riboflavin 9.1 %
Selenium 6.9 %
Thiamin 13.0 %
Zinc 6.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Quesadilla Explosion Salad: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist

Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Quesadilla Explosion Salad: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist

129 calories of Cheese Quesadilla-light, (1 serving)

80 calories of Morningstar Farms Grillers Chik'n (1 patty), (1 serving)

50 calories of Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa, (1 serving)

43 calories of Citrus Balsamic Viniagrette, (1 serving)

36 calories of Sweet Potato Strips, (1 serving)

30 calories of Dole American Salad Mix, (6 oz)

16 calories of Chipolte Ranch Dressing-light, (1 serving)

Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

Yeah recipe sounds great.... never had restaurant version BUT that Sodium content gives me a pass. I know the recommended is between 500mg-2300mg daily however some info suggest keeping the upper limit at around 1500mg may be better... with this one that is my whole daily allowance.
Hi, guys... the sodium count is off on the recipe counter. It looks like there is the sodium content of the entire ranch dressing packet included in the nutritional stats, and not dividing it up into its 16 1oz prepared servings. If this is what happened, it would inaccurately raise the sodium.
The recipe sounds great but the sodium level is off the charts for a single meal.
Lots of prep time, but the calorie count amkes it worth the while!
Packeted dressings are very high in sodium--leave it out, as well as the cheese and the vegetarian chicken pattie. Toast the tortilla and use it without the cheese; make your own baked chicken breast, if you want. Cuts way down on the sodium and some fat and calories also. Helps stay on track.
I agree with the dismay over the sodium content. And I think a lot of it comes with the ranch dressing mix, 240 mg per each of those 16 servings, and who puts just one serving on so it could be even higher. And Splenda, what calls for sweet in this recipe? I will make this but leave out those two in
I will try this one! It is a meal in itself.I would split it to serve two and that would correct the sodium somewhat. You could omit the vegetarian chicken and cut back a bit on the cheese if concerned about the sodium.
When I can get the sodium down to a reasonable level I'll try the recipe. That's more sodium than I need in a week!
The sodium in this recipe would keep me from making it!
I enjoy cooking and this sounds really good but the sodium count is just too high for me.
Sodium: 1,554.4 mg
Awfully high for one serving!
For you all who have never had the Quesadilla explosion salad at Chili's, you are missing out... BUT I've recently passed by it on the menu because of all the calories. The citrus balsamic vinegarette is my favorite thing about the salad... well, maybe the quesadilla's too. :-) This recipe rocks!
This recipe by itself would be a lot of work. Plan ahead, make corn salsa, ranch dressing, ect to use again. Corn salsa would be great in a frittata, chili or a side dish. Make your own WW tortilla's using a pasta roller to DRAMATICALLY cut sodium. Super easy. Ellie Krieger's ranch dressing recipe!
This one gets my vote! I can live with the extra prep time. I like the mix of carbs/fat/protein, and it sounds delicious! I have not made it yet but plan to try it soon.
I don't mind spending extra time in the kitchen to make everything from scratch . . . but not for 1500 mg of sodium per serving. I'd have to find a way to reduce that or pass.
This sounds like a really good idea and it appears to be way lower than the original on cals. I too am a big fan of Chili's version of this salad and was sad when I found the calorie count on it. I would like to make this recipe but it looks like way to much trouble to go to for a salad.