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Quesadilla with Peppers, Avocado and Turkey

71 Reviews
97% would make this recipe again

A simple and easy dish, which pleases kids of all ages.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 5 min
500 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

2 wheat tortillas, large 130 g
Oven-Roasted Peppers, cut into thin strips
1 avocados, cut into small cubes 170 g
65 g turkey breast roast (cooked)
1/4 red onions, chopped 40 g
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 4 g
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1/8 tsp ground cumin 0.4 g
2/3 cup Cheddar cheese, grated 50 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Depending on the quantity of quesadillas you wish to prepare, you may choose to cook them in a nonstick pan, or to arrange them on a baking sheet then broil them in an oven, at about 10 cm from the heat.

Method

  1. Put half of the tortillas on a working surface. Put all ingredients, except the cheese, in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well to distribute the spices evenly in the mixture. Portion out the mixture onto the tortillas, spread it evenly over the tortilla surfaces, then top with the cheese and cover with the remaining tortillas.
  2. Sauté each quesadilla in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat 1-2 min, then flip it over using a spatula. Cook an additional 2 min until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are golden-coloured. Pay attention not to overcook the tortillas to a crispy texture – they should remain somewhat soft and pliable. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. (You can keep them warm in a 95°C/200°F oven for a few minutes). Alternatively, quesadillas may be broiled, about 2 min per side. Do not overcook: tortillas should not be too crisp and remain soft.
  3. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (210g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

500

Fat

25 g

39 %

Saturated 8.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

42 %

Cholesterol

50 mg

Sodium

790 mg

33 %

Carbohydrate

51 g

17 %

Fibre

8 g

32 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

19 g

Vitamin A

56 %

Vitamin C

252 %

Calcium

21 %

Iron

32 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 2 servings
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ½ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 1 ½
Fats 4

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Members' Reviews

71 Reviews (67 with rating only ) 97% would make this recipe again
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mamapumpkin
july 05, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Yum yum! Kid's even loved it. I used store bought grilled peppers (in a jar) and sliced ham instead of turkey and it was delicious! My son added salsa to his and loved it.

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NicoleMKM
june 14, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I made it with leftover chicken and added chives instead of the onions. Very simple to make and would be nice to let your kids help out by grating cheese, or cutting the avocado with a plastic knife. Yummy, and easy to adjust with ingredients you have on hand!

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Bunny76
january 05, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Absolutely love this recipe. That's all I can say. It was very good and I look forward to making it again.

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oouie
june 18, 2010

Leaving out the onions next time, though. I think it was worth it to make the homemade roasted peppers. I did yellow and they made the meal.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Sandwiches | High Iron | High Calcium | Halal | High Fibre | Mexican

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oouie
june 18, 2010

Leaving out the onions next time, though. I think it was worth it to make the homemade roasted peppers. I did yellow and they made the meal.

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mamapumpkin
july 05, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Yum yum! Kid's even loved it. I used store bought grilled peppers (in a jar) and sliced ham instead of turkey and it was delicious! My son added salsa to his and loved it.

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NicoleMKM
june 14, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I made it with leftover chicken and added chives instead of the onions. Very simple to make and would be nice to let your kids help out by grating cheese, or cutting the avocado with a plastic knife. Yummy, and easy to adjust with ingredients you have on hand!

Useful 0