Last summer when my mom came to visit she bought us a Quesadilla maker at target. Those things are godly. You can make so many different types of quesadillas for any meal. My son particularly likes the PBJ quesadillas with melted peanut butter. Anyways back to veggie… The vegetable mix was really tasty and my husband was actually eating spoonfuls of it while i was heating up the Quesadilla maker! (Don’t fret you can also do it stovetop if you don’t own a quesadilla maker.. eventhough I think you’ll really enjoy the different quesadillas you can create with a maker. I will post a link to the one we own at the bottom of this recipe) I also want to add that the best place to buy your veggies is at a local farmers market when possible. Prices are usually cheaper and you’ll find the veggies last longer and taste fresher. Plus you give back to your local farmers which is always good too. Perry gave it 5 stars and this is why:
“I would have never thought to mix taco seasoning with raw vegetables. It is delicious and could even make it myself for a late night snack. Kelsey was in a rush to her history class the night she made these but she was stil able to sit down with me and our son to enjoy a meal. It’s great for those nights when you have to run.”
Serves: 3 Calories: 209 per quesadilla
-1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
– 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
– 1/2 cup chopped yellow squash
– 1/2 cup chopped red onion
– 1 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 packet of taco seasoning
– Cooking spray
– 6-9in whole wheat tortillas
– 1 1/4 cups of reduced fat cheddar cheese
1.) In a large bowl mix together red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, olive oil, and taco seasoning. Let sit for 5 minutes as juices from the vegetables will collect at the bottom. Mix once more to coat with additional juices
2.) Heat up quesadilla maker or medium pan on your stove over medium high. Coat with cooking spray.
3.) Put one tortilla on hot quesadilla maker or pan and layer 1/4 cup of cheese then 3/4 cup of vegetable mixture finishing your layers with a second tortilla on top.
4.) If using quesadilla maker: close the lid and it cook checking on it every few minutes. quesadilla should be done between 3-5 minutes.
5.) If using a hot pan: cook until golden on both sides for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and cut into fourths.
6.) Enjoy with sour cream, salsa or whatever you like to dip your quesadillas in!
*Photo is an original taken by me
** This is a link to the quesadilla maker we have. I am not endorsed by target in any way.. Although I wish I was haha!! http://www.target.com/p/el-paso-quesadilla-maker/-/A-10391696#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=quesadilla+maker