nutritional information

Per SERVING:

  • Calories: 169
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g

Zucchini and Corn Quesadillas

Zucchini and Corn Quesadillas

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

These taste even better with a squirt of fresh lime juice.
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil, plus extra for frying
  • 1 small white onion, sliced into ⅛-inch slices (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • ⅓ cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tsp. minced jalapeño chile with seeds
  • 1 cup (¼ lb.) grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  1. Warm 2 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes, or until golden. Stir in zucchini, corn and jalapeño. Cook 4 minutes, or until zucchini is tender, stirring often. Remove from heat; add cheese and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place 1 tortilla in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Top with 1/4 zucchini mixture, and set second tortilla on top. Cook until cheese begins to melt, pressing down with spatula, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook 2 minutes more, or until browned. Repeat with remaining tortillas and zucchini mixture. Serve hot with lime wedges.
February 2006

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comments

I enjoyed it! I added 2 cloves of minced garlic and used a mixture of cheddar and goat cheese. I used chipotle pepper instead of jalepeno. I'll make it again!

AH - 2009-06-24 21:57:10

This receipe desperately needs some spices. Even the jalapeno doesn't add enough flavor. I'm going to throw in some chili powder and maybe cumin with my leftovers and see if it's better. As it is, it's really bland.

flwrhead - 2009-04-02 12:44:58

I too added 2 cloves of garlic and used the chipolte pepper. Very good and spicy. The only thing is...........I made 5 servings out of mine and I calculated out the calories per serving and it was 220 each. I also only used one tbl of oil instead of 2. If I had only made 4 quesadillas it would have been even more calories per serving. Maybe they used a low fat cheese. Even so I will make them again as they are quite tasty.

Anonymous - 2010-04-19 14:07:58