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Jack O Lantern Quesadillas with Midnight Salsa

Jack O'Lantern Quesadillas

This is a fun recipe for Halloween that is sure to put a smile on your kids’ faces. All you need are whole grain tortillas, beans and shredded cheddar; they bake in the oven for just 10 minutes. You can serve them with your favorite salsa or with the recipe I provided, ‘Midnight Salsa’. Enjoy!

Jack O’ Lantern Quesadillas (makes 4)


8 small whole grain soft tortillas

1 cup canned re-fried beans (fat-free)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a tortilla on a cutting board. With the sharp tip of a paring knife, carve triangle shapes for eyes and a crescent shape for the mouth. Repeat with 3 more tortillas. Place the other four tortillas on a baking sheet, spread each with a 1/4 cup of beans. Sprinkle each with a 1/4 cup of cheese. Next, top each with the carved tortilla and place in oven for 10 minutes (until cheese is bubbly and browning begins). Serve with Midnight Salsa*.

*Midnight Salsa (makes 2 cups)

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup corn kernels

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1/3 cup chopped red onion

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Place all ingredients into a small bowl. Toss well and chill for 20 minutes.

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