Monday, August 24, 2009

Minty Grilled Quesadillas

Quesadillas are my daughter’s favorite. I make these in different versions using a variety of vegetables and this is the best trick to get her to eat her daily dose of greens and veggies. This is a healthy option for snacking as well. It is quick and easy to make. I seldom use the whole wheat tortillas with lesser anount of carbs and more fibre to have it even healthier. This is on the 'hit list' of my daughters lunch box menu. Here I like to share the flavorful mint version which would capture the taste of kids and adults alike.

5 flour Tortillas
½ cup chopped spinach
1 tomato thinly sliced
1 small onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped mint
3 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
A dash of garlic powder
3 tbs pitted olives sliced
5 tsp tomato paste or sauce
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monterey jack or a mixture)

Heat the Tortillas in a microwave for 2 mins
Mix the spinach, tomato, onions, mint, cilantro and olives like for a salad & stir in a dash of garlic and mix. Lay out each tortilla and first spread the tomato sauce on half of it. On top spread the above mixture. Layer it with a tbsp or more of cheese as desired.

Fold the tortilla into half and grill for 4-5 min.

Once the cheese has melted and the quesadilla turns crispy. Take off the grill and cut into wedges and serve with green coriander chutney or Ketchup.

This recipe has been presented to Cooking for kids event hosted by Divya @ Dil se and Sharmi @ Neivedyam


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