Summer Quesadillas


Quesadillas are like flat, crispy-edged grilled cheese sandwiches and make a great lunch or dinner, especially if you serve them with our summery toppings! You can use any canned beans or fresh vegetables you like in the filling.

kitchen gear

  • Large plate
  • Measuring cup
  • Box grater 
  • Measuring spoons
  • Skillet
  • Heatproof spatula
  • Serving plate



  • 2 (10-inch) whole-grain tortillas
  • 1⁄2 cup grated cheddar, Monterey Jack,or Mexican-blend cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1⁄2 cup filling including any combination of black beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes or zucchini, and/or spinach
  • Stone-Fruit Salsa and/or Creamy Avocado Dip, for garnish



  • Put a tortilla on the large plate and sprinkle 1/4 cup grated cheese over half of it. Try not to get the cheese too close to the edge of the tortilla.
  • Top with half the filling, then fold the tortilla over to make a half-moon shape.
  • Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium. When the skillet is hot, carefully add 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Carefully, add the stuffed tortilla to the hot skillet and cook until the bottom is lightly browned and the cheese is gooey, about 2 minutes. Using the spatula, turn the tortilla over and cook another 2 minutes. Move the cooked tortilla to the serving plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortilla, cheese, olive oil, and filling.
  • Garnish and serve right away. 

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