Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chipotle Veggie Quesadillas

This recipe is packed full of veggies and loaded with flavor. The chipotle pepper adds a great smokey flavor to the recipe. 

There is some chopping involved in this recipe. If you find that you don't have time to chop your own vegetables you can always look for prechopped vegetables in your produce section. Either in the case or in the salad bar.

Chipotle Veggie Quesadillas

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen or canned {no salt added}sweet corn
  • 1 can {organic} no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can {all natural-no salted added} petite tomatoes
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbps cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili pepper (more if you like it medium/hot)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 
  • whole grain tortillas (read labels)
  • block of cheddar cheese (shred as needed)
1). Preheat pan to med/high heat. Add oil and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
2). Add onion and peppers to pan and saute until tender.
3). Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, cumin, chipotle pepper, lime and salt to pan with veggies. Stir for a few minutes.
4). Heat a grill pan to med/high heat. Spray tortilla with cooking spray and add to pan. Add veggie mixture to tortilla evenly and top with a small amount of cheese. Fold and cook on both sides until cheese is melted and tortilla is to your liking.

NOTE: You could always use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Or eat the mixture straight from a bowl. Top it with freshly made guacamole and salsa. YUM!

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