Thursday, June 18, 2009

Southwestern Turkey Quesadillas

Tonight's dinner was fast, easy and delicious even if we were cilantro-less. I forgot we had to toss it with our old fridge :( So, I just made a substitution and used AVOCADO instead b/c you know they are the same and all - ha!

Avocado Pico de Gallo


2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 jalepeno, minced
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
juice of 1/2 a lime
sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Add a little heat with dashes of hot sauce

I whipped up a few 8 Weight Watcher Point Southwestern Turkey Quesadillas for us for dinner in under 15 minutes - woohoo - love meals that take nothing to cook/prep.

Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add 1 Whole Wheat Tortilla (I used Mission Life Balance) and top with 3 oz Southwestern Turkey.


Top with 3/4 oz lowfat finely shredded mexican cheese.


Add a few scoops of the Avocado Pico De Gallo from above. Top with remaining 1/4 oz cheese. Top with an additional whole wheat tortilla and spray the tortilla with nonstick spray as well.


Cook, flip (carefully), remove, slice and top it with additional Avocado Pico De Gallo.


I LOVE quesadillas that are filled with healthy ingredients and not all cheese. Ok, well I LOVE the all cheese ones, but, my thighs thank me later for adding veggies and lean protein instead :)


I had a side of Annie's Organic Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce for dipping fun!



YUM! I LOVE Annie's BBQ sauce - it makes everything amazing! After dinner, the 3 Jars of PB were STILL staring at me and calling my name. I swear they were saying, "taste me, try me, eat me, common, just one bite" Or well, maybe those were the voices in my head ~ not sure :D LOL....So, I decided to try one ~ The Dark Chocolate Dreams.


I just used the spoon to give it a stir and well, you cannot waste the pb on the spoon after that! It was pretty tasty - I LOVED how you could taste the nuts and the chocolate. It really reminds me of the freshly ground dark chocolate peanut butter you can get at Whole Foods where you freshly grind it up right there. I am looking forward to using this in different ways.

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Nite all!


  1. isn't the dark chocolate pb great? I LOVE the cinnamon one, too. I just opened mine last week. SO good!

  2. Yummy, what a great looking meal!

  3. Your DCD is so much more creamier than mine! That spoonful looks so decadent :)

  4. more mexican! i think i love your blog so much b/c you are always making my fave food--mexican! haha. and yummm to the DCD. i have put it in oats and a parfait, but i don't know how it would be on something like toast. maybe too sweet. have a GREAT FRIDAY! xo

  5. Those quesadillas look fabulous! And I loooove dark chocolate dreams. It's so good!

  6. Oh wow, that looks easy and delicious! I'm a horrible cook and actually don't even enjoy it, but that looks like something I could actually put together :)

  7. that chocolate is major food porn!!
    everything looks delicious!

  8. Brandi ~ yes - awesome. I had the cinn raisin for lunch today and am lovin that one the most so far.

    Theangrydieter ~ it was tasty and easy to make.

    K ~ Maybe because it's sooo HOT out here? LOL

    Nutritious ~ this is a meal you could totally serve up on your cool plates in little bites :)

    Janetha ~ Ok - I NEED to mix up my meals more huh? Too much mexican lately or so The Husband has told me :) LOL

    Anne ~ Thanks it was good!

    Jess ~ But, you can bake and you bake amazing cakes!!! Who needs to cook when you can do that?! This was easy and delish though.

    Peanut Butter Swirl ~ LOL - it was ALL good!