I came up with this recipe one random day when I craving a light southwest meal. It is simple and healthy! Mix and match vegetables to optimize to your taste. It is quite easy to overfill the quesadillas, making them a disaster to flip. Fill according to tortilla size and flip carefully or use a quesadilla maker.

Nicki
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add yellow squash; cook and stir until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir chicken and bell pepper into squash mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Season chicken mixture with salt and transfer to a bowl.

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  • Spray one tortilla with olive oil cooking spray and place in the hot skillet. Place 1 slice Cheddar cheese on the tortilla and spread 1/2 the chicken-vegetable mixture on top. Spoon 1/2 the black beans over chicken-vegetable mixture and 1/2 the avocado over the black beans. Sprinkle 1/2 the cilantro over the avocado. Spray another tortilla with cooking spray and place on top. Continue to cook until bottom tortilla is crispy, 2 to 3 minutes; gently flip quesadilla over and cook until cheese is melted and bottom tortilla is crispy, about 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make second quesadilla.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; 31.8 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 899 mg sodium. 71.9 g carbohydrates; 33.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2018
Yummy. I used leftover salsa chicken that I had. I left out the black beans and red peppers and used the optional cheese. It was very filling and I was surprised how much I liked the summer squash in it. I'll try this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2018
Yummy. I used leftover salsa chicken that I had. I left out the black beans and red peppers and used the optional cheese. It was very filling and I was surprised how much I liked the summer squash in it. I'll try this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2018
Yummy. I used leftover salsa chicken that I had. I left out the black beans and red peppers and used the optional cheese. It was very filling and I was surprised how much I liked the summer squash in it. I'll try this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
This is a fabulous recipe! I have a bumper crop of yellow squash and a very health-conscious but picky family. I used this as filling for burritos and they loved it! I also added some onion and a tiny bit of cumin and chili powder. Read More
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