Who doesn’t love gooey cheese layered between hot tortillas that are topped with fresh pico?
Full disclosure ladies & gentlemen, again, before I get any further I must tell you by posting this recipe I am entering into a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC. I am eligible to receive prizes associated with this contest but I was not compensated for my time. I did however fully enjoy this new #simpleswap creation, and here’s why!
Remember that Green Machine Hummus from the weekend? Well folks, get that leftover dip out because it’s about to unite perfectly with this recipe for a Spinach and Garlic Game Day Quesadilla.
I love recipes that don’t require a ton of prep. I especially love recipes that use items I already have on hand that can be made in minutes. Plus, these types of creations typically feed the masses because #realtalk, you never know who will show up when it’s #gameday, right?
This super simple Spinach and Garlic Game Day Quesadilla actually came together as a full meal for Mr.CEO after I invented the Green Machine Hummus. I had a lot of leftover dip and thought, what am I going to make him for dinner now that I’ve eaten my share of hummus!
I opened the fridge, saw a tortilla and some cheese and BINGO, this happened!
- Green Machine Hummus
- 5 oz Sabra Spinach & Artichoke Hummus
- 1-8 oz can sliced water chestnuts
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 cups spinach leaves
- 1- 10 " Flour Tortilla whole wheat, brown rice, etc. ok!
- 3 tablespoons of Green Machine Hummus
- 1 oz reduced fat Colby Jack Cheese
- 1/4 cup Pico de Gallo
- 1 tablespoon Plain Greek Yogurt
Fold tortilla in half. Place 1.5 tablespoons of the hummus on each side of the tortilla.
Sprinkle shredded cheese on one side of the hummus.
Fold the other side of the tortilla over the cheese side.
Heat a large flat non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Place quesadilla on pan.
Heat 3-4 minutes per side until desired crispiness is reached.
Enjoy with a dollop of yogurt and fresh Pico on top!
Now, you can always amp up the nutrition on this by using a whole wheat tortilla, or even a brown rice tortilla to make it gluten free depending on your guests preferences. I decided to appease the masses (aka Mr. CEO) with this game day creation and use the staple all natural flour tortilla I picked up from Costco. But, I did rest easy knowing the #twospoons of hummus I had layered in between was helping him fulfill his daily recommendation for beans. It’s a great idea to use hummus as a spread like this because it helps provide more essential nutrients while also packing a ton of flavor.
Be sure to check out the other great recipe creations below and see how you can add #twospoons of hummus into your daily routine!