Sometimes you’ve just gotta treat yourself. Do something you love. Buy something you want. Or, if you’re like us – eat some cheese! If cheese was better for us then we’d live off it – but it’s not so we don’t! However, like most things in life – it’s great in moderation.
Chuck in some pesto (basil has some amazing nutritional properties!), tomato and spinach and you’re well on the way to having a brilliant light meal that’s high in taste, vitamin A and calcium. And cheese. Did we mention there’s cheese in it?
Health Benefits – Spinach Tomato Quesadillas
The ‘ol king of herbs makes a return here – and it’s a very welcome one indeed. Basil doesn’t just taste great – it also carries some surprising medicinal properties, such as working as an anti-inflammatory and providing protection against unwanted bacterial growth. Check it out here.
You might have noticed we also push spinach a lot in our blog – and there is a reason for that. WHFoods named it as top of the list for nutrient richness (Spinach: A Winner) in the World’s Healthiest Vegetables.
It’s packed full of vitamins K and A, B2 and B6, C and E, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Incredible. What further excuse could you need to make it a part of your diet today.
Spinach Tomato Quesadilla
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1½ cups spinach (1½ cups = ca. 80g)
- 1 tbsp pesto (make sure it's the vegetarian kind)
- ½ cup cheddar, sliced (½ cup = ca. 50g)
- 1 cup mozzarella, sliced (1 cup = ca. 100g)
- 2 whole grain tortillas
- Add a light layer of cheese slices (mixing the cheddar and mozzarella together).
Add the tomato slices, spinach, and top it with another layer of cheese.
Fold the second half of the tortilla on top and place in a pan.
Heat on medium for about 4 minutes. If you want, place a pot on top of the quesadilla so that it flattens nicely.
Flip and heat for another 4 minutes until the cheese has melted.