Kale + Spinach Quesadilla
A filling and healthy version of your standard quesadilla – filled with a kale, spinach and apple spread and loaded with beans and cheese for a complete meal that most toddlers (and parents) can’t resist!
Servings: 2 10" quesadillas
- 1/2 cup packed spinach
- 2 kale leaves, de-stemed
- 1/2 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- salt and pepper
- 4 10-inch tortillas
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, seperated
- 1/4 cup white beans, washed
- 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
For Spicy Lime Sauce
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/4 tsp Sriracha
In a food processor or blender, add in spinach, kale, apple, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of cheese and pulse until just combined, scrapping down sides as needed.
Pre-heat large skillet over medium heat. Pour in half of the oil and let it get hot.
Take 1 tortilla and spread half of the kale mixture onto it, sprinkle half of the beans and half of the remaining cheese. Cover with a tortilla and place into skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until the tortilla is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and ingredients.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add the yogurt, lime juice and Sriracha (to taste) and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Let quesadilla cool slightly, cut into wedges, drizzle with spicy lime sauce and serve. I also recommend serving this with a big bowl of guacamole:)
Age: 1 year and up
Yield: 2 10-inch quesadillas
Storage: can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Cheese Options: you can use the pre-shredded cheese or shred your own. Some of our favorite varities in this recipe are - mexican blend, white cheddar cheese, or colby jack.
Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6965IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 636mg | Iron: 4mg