Sometimes simple is best. These veggie quesadillas are a flavorful, healthy meal perfect for eating while binge-watching TV after work or for feeding the whole family!
While I love the holiday season, menu planning and cooking can quickly go from fun and exciting to stressful and tiresome. And as delicious as all our special reserved-for-the-holidays recipes are, I’m finding myself craving a simple meal. (And one that doesn’t break the budget!) Enter in these veggie quesadillas.
The first time Bry and I made this recipe was in college over the summer. Before we lived together, Bry and I had a routine of cooking together a few nights a week. Usually I would pick out the recipe, he would buy the ingredients, and then we’d cook it together (I think I made out pretty well on that deal 😉 ). But one night for whatever reason our roles were reversed and Bry was the one picking out the recipe. When he said he picked out a veggies quesadilla recipe I was surprised. Not that it was a quesadilla, but that he had looked up a recipe for one on the internet. I had always thought of quesadillas as being simply tortillas, cheese, beans, and veggies. No seasonings, sauces, or anything else “fancy” except for salsa and occasionally avocado if I felt like splurging on the budget that week.
But let me tell you, Bry was so right in looking up a recipe as it gave me a “secrete” ingredient to make these quesadillas super addicting: pinch of brown sugar. I know it sounds strange, but trust me, the subtle sweetness along with the spice from the salsa and jalapeno works so well!
So here’s a toast to keeping it simple as the time of year starts to get crazier!
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