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Summer Quesadillas


summer ques beauty

Summer Quesadillas

Quesadillas are like flat, crispy-edged grilled cheese sandwiches and make a great lunch or dinner, especially if you serve them with our summery toppings! You can use any canned beans or fresh vegetables you like in the filling. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Large plate
  • Measuring cup
  • Box grater 
  • Measuring spoons
  • Skillet
  • Heatproof spatula
  • Serving plate


  • 2 (10-inch) whole-grain tortillas
  • 1⁄2 cup grated cheddar, Monterey Jack,or Mexican-blend cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1⁄2 cup filling including any combination of black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes or zucchini, and/or spinach
  • Stone-Fruit Salsa and/or Creamy Avocado Dip, for garnish


  • Put a tortilla on the large plate and sprinkle 1/4 cup grated cheese over half of it. Try not to get the cheese too close to the edge of the tortilla.
  • Top with half the filling, then fold the tortilla over to make a half-moon shape.
  • Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium. When the skillet is hot, carefully add 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Carefully, add the stuffed tortilla to the hot skillet and cook until the bottom is lightly browned and the cheese is gooey, about 2 minutes. Using the spatula, turn the tortilla over and cook another 2 minutes. Move the cooked tortilla to the serving plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortilla, cheese, olive oil, and filling.
  • Garnish and serve right away. 
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