Cook Time: 30 Minutes
A Mexican delicacy that can be a healthy alternative to pizza. Power-packed with proteins and vegetables, this can be an easy go-to food if you are too lazy to make anything. Let's check out how to make vegetable quesadilla at home.
For creamy dip:
Chef Tip: You can always replace cheese with vegan cheese for a vegan version or with greek yogurt for a fat-free healthy version.
You don't have to go to a Tex-Mex restaurant to enjoy the veggie quesadillas when you can prepare them easily at home. They fill you up healthily and can be relished as a brunch or an evening snack.
• Quesadillas literally translates to “little cheesy things” in Spanish, with queso meaning cheese and Dilla roughly meaning “dude”
• A quesadilla is a Mexican dish and type of taco consisting of a tortilla primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, vegetables and spices, and then cooked on a griddle.
Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States
• The quesadilla has its origin in the 16th century.
Corn tortillas were already popular with the Aztec people
They often stuffed them with squash and pumpkin and baked them in clay ovens as a sweet dessert
After the introduction of dairy products, the indigenous people included cheese in the mix
Thus, the quesadilla was born.
• One serve of quesadilla contains 949 calories of which 434 is from fat
It contains 48g of fat, 125mg of cholesterol, 1169mg of sodium, 407mg of potassium, 88g of carbohydrates, and 40g of protein
• Quesadillas are a rich source of dietary fiber and can lower the risk of diabetes and heart diseases
Nutritionists sights that tortillas in the quesadilla contain a beneficial amount of calcium.