White Bean-and-Green Chile Quesadillas

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4 servings (serving size: 1 quesadilla and 1 tablespoon yogurt cheese)


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1 cup canned Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
4 teaspoons chopped pickled jalapeño peppers
1/2 cup canned chopped green chiles
1/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
8 (1/8-inch-thick) slices tomato
3/4 cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
Cooking spray


Combine beans and ground cumin in a small bowl.

Place 1/4 cup bean mixture on each of 4 tortillas; mash with a fork to within 1/2-inch of the sides. Sprinkle each portion with 1 teaspoon jalapeños; top with 2 tablespoons chiles and 1 tablespoon black beans. Arrange 2 tomato slices on each portion; top with 3 tablespoons cheese, 1 teaspoon cilantro, and remaining tortillas.

Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula; cover and refrigerate.

Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 quesadilla; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove quesadilla from skillet. Set aside; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve warm with yogurt cheese.

Created date

August 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 498
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 12.2 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 2.9 g
Protein 23.6 g
Carbohydrate 74.2 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 5.1 mg
Sodium 826 mg
Calcium 457 mg