Spinach Quesadillas (from Moosewood)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 304.7
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.1 mg
  • Sodium: 582.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g

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Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbs olive oil
    2 cups finely chopped onions
    1 fresh chile, minced
    5 cups chopped fresh spinach, large stems removed, about 10 ounces
    pinch of dried oregano
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    4 8 or 10 inch whole wheat tortillas
    1 cup grated monterey jack cheese

Directions

makes 4 servings.

1) In a large saucepan on medium-high heat, warm the oil and cook the onions and chiles for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add the spinach, orengano, salt and pepper. Stir until the spinach has wilted, a minute or two. Remove from the heat and drain.

2) Place one of the tortillas in a dry skillet on medium heat (for a crispier quesadilla, lightly oil the skillet). Sprinkle on 1/4 cup of the grated cheese. After about a minute, when the cheese has begun to melt, spread 1/4 of the drained spinach mixture over half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over the spinach and cheese to make a half-circle and cook for a minute. Turn the quesadilla over and cook until the cheese is thoroughly melted and the bottom of the tortilla is speckeld brown, about a minute.

3) Remove the quesadilla and slice into wedges. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Serve with salsa

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNEKE525.

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