Spinach & Red Pepper Quesadilla
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Quesadillas are a perfect meal to load up on veggies (& bonus, they're just delicious, who doesn't love a quesadilla?) This is a super simple recipe than can easily be adjusted to what you have in your fridge. My usual ingredients are...
-A whole wheat quesadilla
-2 large handfuls of spinach
-2 mini red peppers (or yellow/orange)
-1/4 of a small onion
-1-2 cloves of garlic
-1/2 cup-ish of cheese (I usually use cheddar but whatever you prefer)
I steam the spinach, peppers, onion & garlic and then blend them into a puree. On half the quesadilla sprinkle the cheese then spread the puree on top. Fold over and lightly press down to blend the cheese & puree. Add a little butter/ghee/olive oil (whatever you prefer) to a non-stick pan. Add in the quesadilla until lightly brown on both sides (you still want it soft for their little mouths) and cheese is melted then cut & serve!
When I first started serving these to Havana I cut them into smaller pieces. But now that she's a bit more advanced in her eating I just cut up a few pieces and leave some large slices for her to pick up & eat (she's a very independent little girl & wants to do everything herself).
I've made plenty of additions to this recipe based on what was in my fridge... Chicken, sausage, mushrooms, kale... all delicious!
Aunty Angie loves red peppers because they're an excellent source of Vitamin A & C! They're also a great source of Vitamin B6 & Folate which can help prevent anemia.