Broccoli Quesadillas

Broccoli Quesadillas

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For everybody who love broccoli or for those who want to include it in their diet this is one great way to prepare it. Broccoli Quesadillas are a perfect way to use any leftover cooked broccoli or you can just cook the broccoli for this recipe, might be even better. It takes only few minutes to prepare and the final dish is healthy, delicious and tempting, perfect for lunch or dinner.

 
Broccoli is known to be one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. Just discovered that 1 cup of boiled broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk, according to the USDA's nutrient database.
 
Broccoli also plays an important role in preventing cancer, regulating blood pressure, cholesterol reduction, maintaining a healthy nervous system, bone health and osteoporosis prevention. 
 
Don't know about you but discovering so many benefits of broccoli I will definitely try to make more recipes with this miraculous vegetable. 
 
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  • Makes 4 servings
  • 1 cup broccoli, cooked and chopped, room temperature
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Directions

 

  1. If you want to use homemade tortillas this would be the first step. For homemade tortillas you can find the recipe here. After you make them let them cool down, to reach the room temperature.
  2. To cook broccoli bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of salt. Add the broccoli florets and cook until crisp-tender for about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl with ice water. Drain and chop the broccoli.
  3. Combine broccoli with cheese, corn and garlic powder. Add salt and pepper. Divide mixture in four, for each tortilla. Add the mixture on one half of the tortillas, and fold it with the other half.
  4. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Carefully add two folded tortillas and cook on each side for several minutes until the bottom of tortilla is golden. Flip and cook on the other side too, cheese should be melted and the tortillas gold and crisp. Repeat this step with the other two.
  5.  Remove from pan and slice into wedges. Serve hot or warm.  

 

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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (1 filled tortilla) - Calories:212, Fat:13.5g, Saturated Fat:4.7 g, Carbohydrates:14.9 g, Sugar:1.1 g, Fiber:2.3 g, Protein:9.6 g, Cholesterol:15 mg, Calories from Fat 121, Sodium 205 mg, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 23%, Iron 5%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On March 28, 2013 at 03:49 pm, Liz said...
I don't know why I've never made broccoli quesadillas! We have leftover broccoli at least once a week...and this would be such a simple, delicious weekday meal. I'm sold!
On March 28, 2013 at 08:35 pm, Rosa said...
Delicious! That filling must be really tasty. Cheers, Rosa
On April 01, 2013 at 12:46 pm, Gourmantine said...
These are wonderful comforting snacks and great way include broccoli for those who don't like it!
On April 02, 2013 at 12:44 pm, Emily: RainbowDelicious.com said...
These were awesome! My kids will always eat quesadillas so I love it when I come across ways to make them more healthy and filling. I featured your recipe in my most recent meal plan on my blog, thanks!
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Thank you Emily, you just made my day better :). That is so great. 

On April 08, 2013 at 07:59 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I'm excited to see the homemade tortillas! I'm seriously hungry looking at your quesadillas. My kids will love this, and great way to include extra veggies in dish. :)
On April 15, 2013 at 10:42 am, Heidi Rousseau said...
this sounds wonderful and I will go shopping today and buy some broccoli and other vege's.So tasty and a person could add almost any cooked vege they want but this is the one I will try.
On May 04, 2013 at 03:44 pm, Patricia Froeschner said...
Can't wait to try these and will share with my family!
On May 31, 2013 at 02:52 pm, suja md said...
first time here, fell in love with your recipes, I have no words to appreciate about your blog design!! KUDOS to you!!
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Thank you for your nice words, so glad you like my blog.  you have so many delicious recipes too, will definitely try a lot of them.

On July 05, 2013 at 03:39 pm, Kelsey said...
These look great and they're just what I had in mind for leftover broccoli, but what might you suggest if I wanted something to dip them into? I like condiments with my quesadillas but I'm stumped on this one. Thanks!
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Sorry for the late answer, I am glad you like how this Quesadillas look, they taste good too:) For dipping you can try some Ranch Dressing but I believe that any dipping you like best may work. Let me know how they turned for you.

On March 10, 2014 at 09:38 am, Naomi said...
these look delicious! Why not add a little fat free (or almost fat free) protein to them in the form of a little bit of chicken breast, too! NOM!
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Yeah.. you can actually add whatever you like. Chicken breast sounds wonderful.. let me know if you try it!

On April 09, 2014 at 01:56 am, Patrice said...
I made these tonight and they are fab! I made half with chicken I had left over and I don't have garlic powder so just added a chopped clove of garlic when I boiled the broccoli and the frozen corn. Great meal that I will absolutely make again. YUM YUM
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So glad you loved this recipe. Hope you will try some other recipes from my blog. Let me know if you do. Have a nice day.

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