feta quesadilla and guacamole

this evening was the first time that husband and i actually sat down to a home cooked meal together in a long time. at the table, no less. between the two of us and work and everything else, it has been a challenge to cook, let alone have the same eating schedule. so this evening was a real treat. i felt almost human.

sticking to my eating skinny regime, my goal for dinner was to make something satisfying and tasty, but leaving out the side of guilt. so, on todays menu, was a feta quesadilla and fresh guacamole.

feta quesadilla
8 corn tortillas
1/2 large onion
1 large poblano
a couple of pinches of salt
spritz of cooking oil
2oz low fat feta
1 large avocado
1/2 tomato, seeded and diced
juice of 1/2 lime
handful fresh cilantro
pinch of salt
quesadilla – roast, skin, slice poblano pepper. while pepper is roasting, slice onion and begin to sautee in a large skillet. after skinning and slicing pepper, add to onion along with a pinch of salt. cook until onion is clear and begins to caramelize. remove onion pepper mix from skillet, set aside. in a separate large skillet on medium low heat, begin building quesadilla. center one tortilla in skillet and add a thin layer of crumbled feta to bottom, top the cheese with the onion and pepper with an additional thin layer of feta, top with second tortilla. cook each side for about 2 min (or until browned spots appear on tortilla and cheese is melted).
guacamole – cut and mash avocado, add a sprinkle of salt, lime juice, diced tomato and cilantro, stir to incorporate. ta. da.

the best part of the meal, other than the slight heat from the pepper, the sweet from the almost caramelized onions, the salty tang of the feta, the chewy, satisfying corn tortilla, or the freshness of the guacamole??


only 270 calories per quesadilla….

you’re welcome.


About faithbenitez

novice cook, expert food lover and day dreamer extraordinaire
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