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sharp cheddar quesadilla with apple salsa


  • 1 medium seasonal apple of choice, cored, unpeeled, finely diced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, with some seeds, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 4 (8-inch) whole grain tortillas
  • 10 (3/4-ounce) slices natural sharp or extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced


  1. Stir together the apple, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Spritz two of the tortillas with cooking spray (fill a culinary bottle with grapeseed or extra-virgin olive oil). Flip over and top with the cheese and scallions. Then top with the remaining tortillas. Spritz the top of the tortillas with cooking spray.
  3. Cook each in a medium or large (PFOA-free) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and quesadilla is browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges. Serve with the apple salsa.


Per serving: 370 calories, 20g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 55mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate, 5g dietary fiber, 7g sugars, 18g protein