The Grit - Spinach Quesadilla

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 393.9
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,186.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 35.9 g

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Cheesy, Spinach Quesadilla Cheesy, Spinach Quesadilla
Number of Servings: 4


    2 10 oz. pkgs frozen spinach
    1/2 small yellow onion, finely minced
    2 tsp minced garlic
    1/2 cup shredded carrots
    1/2 to 2/3 cup fresh or frozen corn
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp cumin powder
    3/4 tsp chopped fresh coriander, or 1/4 tsp dried
    3/4 tsp fresh oregano, or 1/4 tsp dried
    3/4 tsp chopped fresh basil, or 1/4 tsp dried
    3/4 tsp chopped fresh parsley, or 1/4 tsp dried
    Large pinch of cayenne pepper
    pinch of nutmeg
    4 large tortillas
    4 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese


Thaw spinach and squeeze by hand to remove as much moisture as possible; set aside.

Spray non-stick oil in a large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic over med-high heat until translucent, then add carrots, corn, herbs, and spices. Continue to saute until veggies are tender but still bright in color. Reduce heat to low and add spinach in loosened handfuls. Toss well with other ingredients and saute just long enough to tenderize spinach.

Place a skillet lightly w/ nonstick spray over med-high heat and lay a tortilla inside. Cover with a handful of cheese and a layer of 1/4 of the spinach mixture. When cheese begins to melt, fold tortilla in half. Brown each side of quesadilla as desired and repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve w/ salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. (Just add those separately .)

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