Vegetable Quesadillas

I taught an Operation Frontline class yesterday and because the participants all said they love Mexican food, we decided to do a healthier version of a quesadilla. I was starving for one of my own by the time I got home, so I decided to make one and try out photographing the process and results a bit with my new camera.

While the OFL recipe called for black beans, carrots, zucchini, corn, cilantro and cheddar cheese, I used what I had on hand which happened to be carrots, green onions, parsley, Gruyere cheese and black eyed peas. Of course, one of the keys to making it healthier is to use whole wheat tortillas - there are so many great ones available now with lower processed carbs and full of fiber, so try a few to see which you like best. I began by sauteing the carrots and green onion in a skillet with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil just until the carrots were slightly softened.
Next I sprinkled a little Gruyere cheese on one of the tortillas...
...and then topped that with the cooked vegetables and a little parsley.
I topped the whole thing with some black eyed peas and a little more cheese and put it into a dry nonstick skillet to cook just long enough to brown slightly on each side and melt the cheese. You can serve these with some sour cream or pico de gallo, but I just ate them as is!




4 comments:

Jeanine said...

Hi Michele,

I just found you through the Pioneer Woman's comment section! Great Blog, now I have the pleasure to sit down with a nice fresh cup of coffee and look through your sites. So far, I am very impressed! Definately will put you on my favorites!

Jeanine said...

Hi, I just read your profile, actually Michele, I just kept saying "my goodness". I am thoroughly impressed, I can "imagine" attending 1/4 of the schools you have. Wow, France and Italy, numerous times! Wow! Well my coffee is done! More treasure to unfold on your site!

Kevin said...

Those quesadillas look good! I have found some so called "ancient grain" (made with quinoa and amaranth, etc.) tortillas that I really enjoy and use whenever I do not need to photograph my quesadillas.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

I love to cook and was browsing online for some easy appetizers to serve for a small party gathering. I came across your blog and some of the photos on it and i was totally WOWED! thanks for the inspiration. I've been told by many many colleagues, friends and families that I should blog my own recipes and findings :). Maybe soon that I have such an inspiration like your blog.

Thanks for this delicious recipe. I will definitely use it a lot!

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