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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 am, Mon Dec 23, 2013.

Satisfy winter cravings with this delicious Veggie Italiano Quesadilla.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup canned cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 large low carb/high fiber tortilla with about 110 calories
  • 1 wedge The Laughing Cow® Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1piece Mini Babybel® Light cheese, chopped
  • Optional toppings: low-fat marinara sauce, fat-free sour cream

Preparation:

  1. Place beans in blender or food processor with 1 tablespoon water; blend until mostly smooth. (Or place beans in bowl with 1 tablespoon water and mash with fork.) Add Italian seasoning and mix well.
  2. Lay tortilla flat; spread half of the upward-facing side with bean mixture. Spread cheese wedge on other half; set aside.
  3. Bring skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on stove. Add veggies and, stirring occasionally, cook until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer veggies to side of tortilla spread with cheese wedge.
  4. Top veggies evenly with chopped cheese. Fold bean-covered side of tortilla over other side and press gently to seal, forming quesadilla.
  5. Remove skillet from heat, re-spray with nonstick spray, and return to medium-high heat. Place quesadilla in skillet; cook for about 2 minutes per side, until outside is toasty and inside is hot.
  6. Cut into triangles and, if you like, top or serve with marinara sauce or sour cream.

Makes 1 serving

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