Make Yourself a Dang Quesadilla!

"This is a light, tasty quesadilla, made of yummy summertime veggies. It's perfect for lunch on a hot day, or when you just don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen."
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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add onions and cook until they begin to soften.
  • Add zucchini, corn, jalapeno, a squirt of lemon or lime juice and seasonings to taste; Lower heat to medium and cook until veggies are tender.
  • Place tortilla in a large skillet over low heat; place cheese and tomato slices on half the tortilla, top with zucchini mixture, and fold the empty side of the tortilla over it, pressing down lightly with a spatula.
  • When the cheese begins to melt and the tortilla starts to brown, flip and brown the other side as well.
  • Slice into wedges and serve with salsa or sour cream.
  • **For 2 quesadillas (or a mega-quesadilla), double the filling ingredients, spread them on the entire tortilla and place another tortilla on top -- flipping is a little trickier, but otherwise the method is the same).

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  1. This is WAY too upscale to be a "dang quesadilla" recipe. Here is the real recipe: 2 Guerrero brand tostadas. Cheddar cheese. The most authentic is from a 5 lb block but smaller will work. Put the cheese on one tostada. Put the other tostada on top and microwave. Bonus: put shredded chicken and Pace picante sauce on it.
  2. Love this veggie version of quesadillas... we have tex mex night often and this was a great change to our typical concoction thanks!


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