Make me a quesadilla - part 1

When I was only eating 1200 calories per day, I created this low calorie quesadilla. For me, the point of eating a quesadilla was all of that gooey cheese; however, I was really surprised with how much I liked this alternative with vegis and only a sprinkling of cheese. 

Zucchini Quesadilla
1 zucchini 
1 can black beans 
1 small white onion
Olive oil
Cayenne pepper
1 plum tomato
Queso fresco
Wheat tortillas
  • Prep: Chop zucchini into small bite-size pieces, drain black beans, chop white onion, and chop cilantro.
  • Place a little bit of oil in a pan and saute zucchini an black beans.
  • Season the zucchini and beans with cumin and cayenne and saute until tender, stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, dice a plum tomato and add it to the mixture a few minutes before it's ready.
  • When done, remove from pan and place in a bowl - keep the pan on the stove.
  • Place a tortilla on a flat surface and sprinkle a little bit of the queso on half of the tortilla.
  • Top cheese with a couple spoon fulls of the zucchini mixture, and then sprinkle on a little bit more cheese.
  • Add a little cilantro and fold over the other half of the tortilla.
  • Lightly butter one side of the tortilla and place in a hot pan.
  • Fry until golden brown, flip and repeat.
Salsa is a great low calorie condiment, so I would recommend putting a serving size on your plate for dipping.

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