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Leftovers = Best Veggie Quesadillas Ever

May 25, 2010 | Appetizers, Sandwiches, Vegetables

I catered a Mexican themed dinner for 25 on Sunday evening at a ranch up near Evergreen Colorado and as I packed up the leftovers for the hostess, I saved a single serving of the black bean and vegetable salad for myself for dinner when I arrived home. While the salad was served cold, I wanted something warm, so made this quesadilla out of it – really good idea!Start by laying some shredded cheese and a sprinkling of cilantro across the entire tortilla (I use whole wheat), then spoon on the vegetable mixture onto just one half.Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and spray with a little cooking spray, then carefully transfer the entire thing into the pan. Cook until the cheese starts to melt……then use a spatula to fold up the side without the vegetables and press it down onto the other side.That’s all there is to it – delicious, easy, nutritious, fast!

Leftovers = Best Veggie Quesadillas Ever
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Recipe type: Appetizer,Entree
Serves: 12
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red or green pepper, diced small
  • 1 red onion, diced small
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 avocado, diced small
  • 1 large tomato, diced small
  • 1 large carrots, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels removed
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 large tortillas
  • 1-2 cups of shredded cheese - mozzarella and cheddar work well
  • extra minced cilantro
  1. Combine all ingredients except tortillas and cheese and stir gently to combine, then let stand for 30 minutes for flavors to meld. Spread cheese evenly across tortillas and sprinkle with more cilantro. Spoon vegetable mixture onto one half of each tortilla and cook in a non stick skillet that's been sprayed with vegetable spray over medium heat until the cheese starts to melt. Fold tortilla over vegetables and cook for another couple of minutes. Cut in wedges to serve as appetizers, or serve whole as a vegetarian entree.



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  1. being vegeterian helps me a lot in toning down my body fats and staying fit*..


  2. I love to eat Salads, salads are quite tasty and also they are considered to be health foods. Salads are also great when you are on a diet.


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