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Spinach Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa

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  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), divided
  Pickled jalapeno peppers 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm), washed, tough stems removed, patted dry
  Asiago cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely grated
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour tortillas 4 Large
  Avocado salsa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Avocado 1 Medium, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Onion 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Cilantro 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Seasoned rice vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. To prepare the salsa, in a mixing bowl, combing all the ingredients for the salsa and mix well. Place the bowl in the refrigerator or leave outside for 1 hour to allow all the flavors to blend together.
2. In a small bowl, blend together the butter and half the minced garlic; keep aside.
3. In the bowl of a food processor, process remaining garlic and jalapenos until well combined.
4. Add the washed and stemmed spinach to the processor bowl and blend until finely chopped.
5. Add both cheeses and process to a smooth paste.
6. Spread the prepared garlic butter on 1 side of each tortilla.
7. On the unbuttered sides of 2 tortillas, spread the spinach mixture.
8. Place the remaining 2 tortillas on top to sandwich the spinach mixture in the middle.

9. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet or frying pan over medium flame.
10. When hot, place the quesadillas and brown on one side before flipping and browning on the other side until golden brown and crisp.

11. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with the salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1295 Calories from Fat 798

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.1%

Saturated Fat 38.5 g192.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 144.4 mg48.1%

Sodium 3165.2 mg131.9%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.8%

Dietary Fiber 16 g63.9%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 32 g64.7%

Vitamin A 143.3% Vitamin C 53.7%

Calcium 68.9% Iron 30.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach Quesadillas With Avocado Salsa Recipe