D-Feast Friday

July 23, 2010 05:40

Yesterday, I was out visiting some blogs dealing with diabetes,  and there was some excitement about a new venture, D-Feast Friday's.  Bloggers post their favorite recipes that are great tasting and diabetic friendly.  Since it seems like the Zucchini-Corn Quesadillas I've been making lately have become quite a hit, I thought it would be a great recipe to contribute. It's also a tasty way to incorporate some of the local produce that is so abundant right now into our daily diets.

Zucchini-Corn Quesadillas

makes two quesadillas

3 tb. vegetable oil

1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)

6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

2 medium zucchini cut into 1/2 inch cubes (2 cups)

1/2 cup (I used Trader Joe's Roasted Corn)

1/2 cup cooked black beans

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 tb. lime juice

chili powder for sprinkling

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional

4 Low Carb Wheat Tortillas (I used  Wrap-itz Tortillas only five net carbs per tortilla. Trader Joe's also has a good product).

Directions

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic, and saute 7 minutes.  Add zucchini and corn, and saute 7 minutes more.  Stir in cilantro and lime juice.

Heat pan/grill.  Spray cooking oil lightly on tortilla and place in pan/on grill.

Spoon one cup of zucchini-corn filling onto tortilla, add cheese.  Top with second tortilla. Spray top tortilla lightly with cooking spray (do not spray directly into flame). Cook for 2-3 minutes. Using spatula, turn gently.  Cook additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Cut into quarters and enjoy. (Original recipe and nutritional info from Vegetarian Times)

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John Michaels

over 9 years ago

Last week I ended up showing my grandmother how to make these...not only was she ecstatic that she was cooking with her grandson, but she loved the recipe and wants to show it to all her friends now. This is some great stuff Paul, keep it up!

Pieces of My Life

over 9 years ago

This looks fantastic! I never would've thought of adding feta to a tortilla...I have a ton of zucchini I want to use up, so I'm definitely bookmarking it to make this weekend. Thanks!!

Lorraine

over 9 years ago

Yummo! I love all things corn and bean. Thanks for posting and adding to the DFeast list!

Jasmine

over 9 years ago

Wow, these sound great and like a fantastic new idea for all the zucchini my garden keeps throwing at me!


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