Quesadillas are the perfect week-night meal in my opinion. They don’t require much prep or cooking time, it is easy to incorporate whole grains, veggies and protein and it is a meal that the entire family will enjoy. It was also a meal I made quite frequently while in college and cooking for myself.

Mexican food is also a comfort food for me and more often than not, when it comes from a restaurant it is full of fried food, huge portions and endless chips. Which is why I usually prefer to make it myself.  I can listen to my cravings and not go overboard. Next on my Mexican food list? Estela’s authentic enchiladas!

Zucchini & Corn Quesadilla

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup organic corn
  • 2 French Meadow Bakery Sprouted Tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • jalapeño sour cream (2 parts reduced fat sour cream, 1 part diced canned jalapeños)

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in large sauté pan. Heat zucchini and onion until soft, add corn, season with cumin and cayenne pepper and set aside. Heat a tortilla in large pan, sprinkle with cheese and zucchini mixture and fold over in half. When cheese has melted cut in half and serve along with some black or refried beans and jalapeño sour cream.



21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Anna
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Looks great – something maybe even I could make?!

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  2. Anna
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Looks great – something maybe even I could make?!

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  3. cozydelicious
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I have been on a major Mexican food kick lately, an dthese look so yummy and easy and healthy! I, too, try to stay away from that big basket of chips and salsa since I seem to have no self control once it is placed in front of me. But I have been making my own salsa recently – which is SO much better than the stuff in a jar, and have been putting it on everything. Maybe next it will be on these quesedillas! Thanks!

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  4. cozydelicious
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I have been on a major Mexican food kick lately, an dthese look so yummy and easy and healthy! I, too, try to stay away from that big basket of chips and salsa since I seem to have no self control once it is placed in front of me. But I have been making my own salsa recently – which is SO much better than the stuff in a jar, and have been putting it on everything. Maybe next it will be on these quesedillas! Thanks!

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  5. Mellissa
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    I haven’t had any of the French Meadow Tortillas, I will need to check those out.

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  6. Mellissa
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    I haven’t had any of the French Meadow Tortillas, I will need to check those out.

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  7. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    I love zucchini and corn together. We made a pizza a few months back with cilantro pesto, corn, zucchini and queso fresco. Yum!

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  8. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    I love zucchini and corn together. We made a pizza a few months back with cilantro pesto, corn, zucchini and queso fresco. Yum!

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  9. Molly
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    holy heck. My three favorite things in one!? Why have I never thought of this!

    p.s. got your comment on my post :) Its not that my life is complicated. Its the boy in Phoenix that is complicated lol. I wish I didnt feel like I was 16 all over again.

    Happy Thursday! :) xo

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  10. Molly
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    holy heck. My three favorite things in one!? Why have I never thought of this!

    p.s. got your comment on my post :) Its not that my life is complicated. Its the boy in Phoenix that is complicated lol. I wish I didnt feel like I was 16 all over again.

    Happy Thursday! :) xo

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  11. Kate
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    i am huge french meadow fan!

    and your photography is outstanding. what kind of camera do you use? i am considering purchasing a new one with my tax refund money.

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    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 13, 2010 @ 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Kate! My photography has been a work in progress, but I must say that a good camera makes all the difference! I have a DSLR (sony a330) but Nikon and Canon also have great ones for around $500.

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  12. Kate
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    i am huge french meadow fan!

    and your photography is outstanding. what kind of camera do you use? i am considering purchasing a new one with my tax refund money.

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Feb 13, 2010 @ 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Kate! My photography has been a work in progress, but I must say that a good camera makes all the difference! I have a DSLR (sony a330) but Nikon and Canon also have great ones for around $500.

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  13. sophia
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    I have to say, I never was a big fan of corn…but this quesadilla has got me drooling. What a great addition…the chewy, sweet corn would go so well with the zucchini and the cheese!

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  14. sophia
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    I have to say, I never was a big fan of corn…but this quesadilla has got me drooling. What a great addition…the chewy, sweet corn would go so well with the zucchini and the cheese!

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  15. fittoindulge
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    You make something as simple as a quesadilla look so gourmet!! :) yum

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  16. fittoindulge
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    You make something as simple as a quesadilla look so gourmet!! :) yum

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  17. Mimi
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    Yum! I love loading up dishes with vegetables. Eating a quesadilla does not have to mean drowning in cheese!

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