Friday, August 5, 2011

Fresh Spinach Quesadillas

This is a recipe I make when the weather is hot, and I want to get in and out of the kitchen fast. Tonight was one of those nights.

Shown here is a serving for two (one quesadilla per person).

I use organic baby spinach, and wash and spin dry before I use it.

Heat a large frying pan on medium, and add about 1 T. oil and a small pat of butter.
Place a flour tortilla in the skillet.
Add cheese, about 2 1/2 slices, or to your taste. 
I use Provolone or Swiss, but any flavorful white cheese will do.

Next, pile on the baby spinach.

Sprinkle with Lawry's seasoned salt or your favorite brand.

Put the top torilla on, and cook on medium until the bottom tortilla is lightly brown and the cheese is melted. Turn over, and brown other side.
This takes a couple of minutes on each side.

Garnish with mango or tomato. I had a ripe mango in the fruit basket, so I used that.

Sometimes, I serve  them with low fat sour cream.
It's quick, tasty and healthy.

Hope you enjoy it.
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sharon said...

It looks delish! I am really on the lookout for quick and easy with the heat this summer!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How yummy, Babs! It has really been too hot to cook lately, so that's a great recipe! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm trying this Babs it looks so yummy!! Have a great weekend, Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks yummy.

Sarah said...

My kind of dish! I think I'll make these tomorrow. ;-)

Lynn said...

Sounds like a great dinner:@)

Richard Cottrell said...

I love it when people post quick and easy thinks to cook, especially in the is hot, hot weather, I had ice tea and a salad last night, felt good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Dana Bishop said...

All I can say is, "YUM". Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe. Your pictures make it especially inviting.

Kindly, Dana

The French Hutch said...

This is a great idea for something good and different. I go through this everyday. I like this recipe for a lot of reasons, first I know it has to be delicious, its quick so not to be in the kitchen long and its perfect for hot days when we don't want a heavy meal, and its a lovely presentation. Perfect, I'll try this one. Thanks for sharing Babs.
How are the beautiful grandsons? I have one and they are so precious......
Have a great weekend.....

The French Hutch

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I used to make something like this when my kids were home but haven't done it for years. What a great the quick and easy meals. Hope the rest of your weekend is restful!

The Tablescaper said...

Yum. Love this idea. Particularly when you're in a rush. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, This looks sooooo good. Easy too. That makes thus super special. Thanks for sharing.
I am looking forward to the "Rooster/Hen Party" on Tuesday. Not much to show but I love a party.
Hugs, Ginger

Barbara F. said...

This looks like the perfect summer meal to me. I love mango, too. Your photos are great. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays. xo

The Tablescaper said...

It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

I just love these and the mango looks on good on top! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Snap said...

Oh, yum! I love spinach and mango (or tomato) and never thought about making a spinach quesadilla! Thank you! Have a delicious week!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
This looks so Tummy~~~ I love the spinach and mango together .. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
I hope you have a great week.
xxoo Diane

On Crooked Creek said...

What a delicious, healthy, quick meal!!! I've copied the recipe and will make them this week. Still in the triple digits here on the Prairie! This is just what the chef ordered! Many thanks!

Regina said...

Thanks for this suggestion. It's been hot lately and I haven't felt like doing much cooking. I really like quesadillas but never tried to make them, until I read your post. I used leftover grilled chicken and leftover provolone cheese, which meant dinner was quick, easy, and used up some leftovers. Next time I make these I'll try the spinach.

Thanks again for the great recipe.

Babs said...

Regina, I couldn't find an email address to thank you for your nice comment. I'll try your left over chicken suggestion next time. I didn't think of using left over chicken. Yum.

The 2 Seasons said...

Yum this looks so good and perfect for the summer!