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Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (1 pound total)
  • 1 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 5 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Preparation

1. Microwave potatoes on high until tender (about 15 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, and peppercorns; bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Place onion slices in a medium heatproof bowl; pour hot vinegar mixture over onion and let stand 10 minutes. Drain onion slices and transfer to a plate to cool.

3. Split cooked potatoes open with a knife; remove flesh and transfer to a bowl (you should have about 1 cup). Use a fork to mash potato with salt and pepper; divide potato filling among 4 tortillas. Top each with 1 heaping cup spinach, 1/4 cup cheese, and another tortilla.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, heat 1 teaspoon oil and transfer 1 quesadilla to skillet; cook until quesadilla is crisp and cheese is melted (about 3 minutes per side). Transfer cooked quesadilla to serving plate. Repeat with remaining oil and quesadillas. Cut quesadillas in quarters and serve each with 1/4 cup pickled onions.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:391
Fat per serving:13.8g
Saturated fat per serving:4.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:6.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1.6g
Protein per serving:14g
Carbohydrates per serving:52g
Fiber per serving:6g
Cholesterol per serving:18mg
Iron per serving:4mg
Sodium per serving:750mg
Calcium per serving:352mg

Good to Know

This dish contains more calcium than a glass of milk, plus you’ll get an immune boost from the beta-carotene in sweet potatoes.

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