Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

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Easy and elegant quesadillas made with fresh asparagus and soft goat cheese. A royal combination of flavors for that Southwestern fix. Perfect for family meals and fancy enough for guests. Delicious!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 4 ounces herbed goat cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook the asparagus, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.

  2. Spread one side of each tortilla with 1/2 the goat cheese. Place 1/2 the asparagus and 1/2 the cilantro on each tortilla, and fold tortillas in half over contents to form quesadillas. Brush the outsides of the quesadillas with remaining oil.

  3. Place the quesadillas in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Cut in half and garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.