nutritional information


  • Calories: 301
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 577 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Guadalajaran Swiss Chard Quesadillas

Guadalajaran Swiss Chard Quesadillas

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Mexican oregano is more aromatic than the Mediterranean oregano most cooks use, so it works especially well in spicy dishes.
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (¾ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile, minced
  • ¼ tsp. cumin seeds
  • ⅛ tsp. Mexican oregano
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 12 oz. Swiss chard, trimmed
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grated reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

1. Heat oil in pot over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes, or until golden. Stir in garlic, chile, cumin and oregano, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tequila, and simmer 1 minute, or until liquid has evaporated. Stir in chard. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and steam 5 minutes, or until chard wilts. Uncover, and cook 3 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.

2. Place 1 tortilla in skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Top with 1/4 chard mixture and second tortilla. Cook 2 minutes per side, or until browned. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice into wedges; serve.

February 2007

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I used the whole-grain tortillas with flax seeds at Trader Joes ( low-fat) for a protein boost. I used about half the oil (olive) and only around 2T of cheese per tortilla to cut the fat some. BTW just because you want to "go-vegan" does not necessarily mean "low-fat".....

Jill L - 2012-03-20 09:46:11

I would use 2 jalapenos insteaad of one to add more flavor! Also, a sprinkle of salt into the Chard mixture.

Melissa - 2011-04-29 21:07:00

There is so much fat because of the vegetable oil and the cheese! go vegan!

Madeline - 2011-01-31 01:01:56

This sounds fantastic, but why so many Fat Grams?

Claudia - 2011-01-17 08:46:28

This recipe is amazing! Staple around my home.

Anonymous - 2010-12-13 18:14:12

These were fantastic. You could substitute a different green, like spinach or kale and have a tasty dish too. Loved these!

Karen - 2010-11-08 15:30:05


Guera - 2009-11-16 13:48:01

the fat grams can also come from the tortillas-look for some that are lower in fat at as well as a lower fat cheese with 18%MF or less and a bit less cooking oil or use cooking spray and you can easily reduce the fat content. I am also interested in knowing about a good vegan cheese:. thanks

Melanie - 2011-07-12 09:28:55

I am not vegan but find myself eating less and less dairy as I discover alternatives that make me feel better that it's animal-derived counterpart. I eat Daiya (vegan cheese) and soy cream cheese and love it!

Amanda - 2012-01-26 13:41:54