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Wildcat Fitness Recipe of the Week: Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

  • by jHodgson
  • November 28, 2012

Do you find yourself pressed for time to put together a tasty, low-calorie dinner? Try this fantastic recipe with a  healthier spin on traditional quesadillas. The best part? It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare!

 

Turkey and Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

Recipe yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 20 minutes

 

 

Ingredients:

-1 small red onion, thinly sliced

-1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

-4 (10-inch) whole wheat tortillas

-1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

-8 slices deli turkey (approximately 8 ounces total)

 

Directions:

1. Combine onion and vinegar in a bowl and let marinade for about 5 minutes. Drain, reserve vinegar for another use such as salad dressing

2. Working on one half of each tortilla, sprinkle one-fourth of the cheese, cover with 2 slices of turkey and top with one-fourth of the onion. Fold the tortillas in half, flatten gently with a spatula and cook until the cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes.

3. Flip and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Make 3 more quesadillas with the remaining ingredients.

 

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 328 calories; 12 g fat ( 6 g sat , 0 g mono ); 56 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 2 g fiber; 871 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium.

 

Recipe Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/turkey_balsamic_onion_quesadillas.html

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