Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling

Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Are you searching for a wholesome meal or a snack or a lunch idea for kids specifically? Then here you are, Spinach Quesadillas with cheesy corn filling fits your requirement and can be customized accordingly as a complete meal or a snack or lunch idea. This recipe is adapted from Mexican cuisine and the spices are relatively reduced to suit the kids. In order to make it a complete meal, it is served along with bean salad and roasted tomato salsa as the accompaniment. It is an ideal meal comprising carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, iron and protein for kids of all age groups. I go back to my childhood days where I used to watch Popeye shows. The thing that was registered in my mind as a kid, was eating spinach makes you stronger. Yes indeed! We all know that Green leafy vegetables are good for health and spinach is loaded with nutrients including vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin C, iron, manganese and other vitamins and minerals. It is also a good source of fiber. Kidney bean is not only an awesome source of protein but also packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals like folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, calcium and more. The whole recipe is further fortified with corn, cheese and green onions.
4.70 from 7 votes
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Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: Mexican
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5

Ingredients
 

  • Spinach for the tortilla
  • cup Whole Wheat Flour â¾
  • cup All Purpose Flour â¾
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 cup Spinach or puree puree
  • 2 tbsp Spinach or water warm cooked water
  • Filling for the quesadilla
  • 1 cup Corn cooked
  • 2. Tomato chopped medium sized
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 1 Green Chillies deseeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • cup Cheddar Cheese grated â¾
  • to Pepper or salt salt and taste
  • lime Dressing or garlic for the kidney bean salad with garlic
  • 1/2 cup Kidney Beans dried
  • 1/4 cup Tomato deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Onion small sized, cut into thin slices
  • 2 tbsp Tablespoon onion greens, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper freshly
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Tomato or salsa for the roasted salsa
  • 3 Tomato roasted medium sized
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped sized
  • 1 Green Chillies deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander chopped
  • tsp Vinegar â¾
  • Pepper or salt salt and as required
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Tomato Ketchup
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Instructions
 

  • For the Kidney bean salad with garlic lime dressing:
  • Soak the dry kidney beans overnight
  • Wash again and pressure cook the soaked beans with required water.
  • Strain the water from the cooked beans and pour cold water to avoid the beans cooking further.
  • In a deep bowl combine the beans, onions, tomato and onion greens.
  • Just before serving the salad, make a dressing by combining olive oil, chopped garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add this serving to the beans mixture and serve.
  • For the roasted tomato salsa:
  • Pierce a fork in each tomato and hold one by over the gas flame till the skin turns slightly blackish and you observe cracks on the tomatoes.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the tomatoes are cooled down, remove the peel.
  • Chop one roasted tomato and make a puree out of the remaining two roasted tomatoes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry onions and green chilli for a while.
  • Add all the other ingredients and cook only for 2 to 3 minutes and not more than that.
  • Remove from the fire and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • For the quesadillas:
  • Spinach tortillas: ----------------------------
  • Clean and wash the spinach leaves.
  • Chop them roughly and measure 2 ½ cups of spinach.
  • Cook the spinach in 1 cup of water along with ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of sugar.
  • Just let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes and allow it to cool down completely.
  • Strain the water completely and reserve 2 ½ tablespoons of this water for kneading.
  • Make a puree out of the spinach.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sieve whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt and baking powder together.
  • Add oil and mix well using fingers to resemble bread crumbs.
  • Add the spinach puree and the reserved water.
  • Knead well to make a smooth dough.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cover the bowl and rest it for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, roll out a ball using little flour until you get a thin circle.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Approximately this dough will yield 8 tortillas.
  • Heat a griddle.
  • Place the rolled ball and cook slightly on one side and then flip it.
  • Reduce the flame and cook on the another side till light brown spots appear.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Wrap these cooked tortillas in a kitchen towel and place it in a casserole.
  • Make all the tortillas in a similar way.
  • Filling preparation: --------------------------------
  • In a bowl, combine both the cheese and add salt, pepper according to your taste.
  • In another bowl, combine the ingredients cooked corn, onion, tomato, chillies, salt and pepper as required. This is the filling.
  • Setting the tortillas: -------------------------------
  • Take a tortilla, and spread 2 tablespoon of the cheese mixture on half of the tortilla.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Spread corn mixture on the cheese, the same side.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add two more tablespoon of the cheese again on the corn mixture. This time spread enough cheese on the edges as well.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Pick up the side without the filling and fold to get a semi circle. Carefully press so that the edges stick together.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cooking the tortilla: ---------------------------------
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry one quesadilla (stuffed tortilla) at a time until both the edges turn slightly crispy.
  • Press the sides to close and remove from the pan.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cut into half with a pizza cutter.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining tortillas.
  • Serve the quesadilla with tomato salsa and kidney bean salad as a complete meal.
    Spinach Quesadillas With Cheesy Corn Filling - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

  1. 1 cup = 250 ml
  2. Preparation timing is exclusive of soaking time of kidney beans.
  3. Adjust spices according to your kid’s taste.
  4. Adjust cheese accordingly, the more the cheesier kids will love it.

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4.70 from 7 votes
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Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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