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Baked Quesadillas with Zucchini Fingers

Baked Quesadillas with Zucchini Fingers

A flour tortilla wrapped around nutritious black beans and vegetables and baked in the oven. Served with breaded zucchini fingers.

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Serves 4

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1 pound canned black beans
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 dash pepper
4 flour tortillas
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces tomato
4 ounces red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 pound zucchini
2 eggs
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 spritz non-stick cooking spray

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  1. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash beans and add mayonnaise, vinegar and pepper. Stir until blended.
  3. Dice tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Set aside with grated cheese.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Lightly brush tortilla with water and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Turn oven on to 400 degrees.
  7. Spoon bean mixture over half of the tortilla. Top with cheese, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Fold the tortilla in half
  8. Place in hot oven.
  9. Slice zucchini into fingers and place in a shallow dish or pie pan.
  10. In a small bowl, beat egg well and then pour over zucchini slices. Turn to coat.
  11. Pour olive oil into a skillet and turn heat on to medium-high.
  12. Turn off oven, but leave quesadilla inside.
  13. Put Italian bread crumbs in a plastic bag. Place egg-coated zucchini slices into the plastic bag and shake to coat.
  14. Transfer the zucchini fingers to the hot oil in the skillet.
  15. Cook until one side is brown and then turn and brown other side.
  16. Serve with crispy quesadillas.
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Nutritional information for Baked Quesadillas with Zucchini Fingers

Calories: 739
Calories from Fat: 344.5

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.5g 59%
Saturated Fat 11.5g 58%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 1313.5mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 12g 49%
Sugars 6.5g ~
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 28% Iron 35%
Vitamin C 42% Calcium 39%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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