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Big Quesadillas with Refried Beans, Spinach, and Avocado

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

Big quesadillas make a filling one-dish meal that is easily completed with a salad on the side. 

Yield: 4 large or 8 smaller servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 ounces arugula or baby spinach
  • One 15- to 16-ounce can refried beans (any vegan variety)
  • Four 12-inch flour tortillas or wraps
  • 2 medium firm, ripe tomatoes, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup Pineapple Salsa  or prepared salsa, or as needed

Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2 Rinse the greens and steam in a wide skillet or Dutch oven for just a minute or so, until wilted. Transfer to a colander and drain well.

3 Combine the refried beans with a small amount of water in a mixing bowl–just enough to make the beans more spreadable.

4 Lay a tortilla on a baking sheet. Spread one half of it with a quarter of the refried beans, followed by a quarter of the greens and a quarter of the tomato slices. Fold over to cover. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, using an additional baking sheet if needed.

5 Bake for 10 minutes, or until the tortillas begin to turn golden and crisp. Watch carefully!

6 To serve, place each quesadilla or half of a quesadilla on an individual plate. Top with avocado slices. Serve at once, passing around salsa to top individual portions.


© 2008 Nava Atlas
 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Per each whole quesadilla:
Calories: 394
Total fat: 13 g
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Fiber: 1
Sodium: 735 mg

 

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