Mexican Style Pumpkin and Spinach Quesadillas Recipe
Mexican Style Pumpkin and Spinach Quesadillas Recipe is a healthy option with mashed pumpkin and spinach that is stuffed in between wheat tortillas and pan cooked. This quesadilla can be served as appetizer or even be packed in a kid's lunch box.
Pumpkin and Spinach Quesadillas is a healthy breakfast option with wheat tortillas, mashed pumpkin and spinach. The contrast colors of pumpkin and spinach add a vibrancy to the dish. Quesadillas are so versatile that you can stuff with any vegetables or even with meat according to your taste buds. The addition of healthy veggies with cheese makes it a wholesome inviting cheesy breakfast. The recipe can be prepared quickly, in the sense, it takes 10 – 12 minutes for the entire preparation.
Here are few more quesadillas which you can try and enjoy with your family.
- 1 cup Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , cubed
- 1 1/2 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) , washed
- 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla
- 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika powder
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
How to make Mexican Style Pumpkin and Spinach Quesadillas Recipe
To begin with the Pumpkin and Spinach Quesadillas,In a medium pot, add water and bring it to boil over high flame. Once the water starts boiling, add cubed pumpkin, salt and paprika powder
Cook with lid covered until the pumpkin pieces become soft. When you gently press them with the back of your ladle, it should get mashed.
Once the pumpkin becomes tender, drain the excess water and allow it to cool. Gently mash the cooked pumpkin with a ladle. Alternatively, you can grind them in a blender into a smooth puree.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, add washed spinach leaves and cook until the leaves become wilted. Season it with the remaining salt and pepper.
The water in the spinach should be completely absorbed. Once the spinach is cooked, switch off the flame.
Let’s stuff the tortillas with pumpkin and spinach mixture. Take a tortilla. Spread pumpkin paste over the tortilla. Arrange spinach on top of the puree.
Top up with the shredded cheese. Cover the filling with another tortilla.
Meantime, heat a tawa over medium flame. Once the tawa is hot, gently slide in the filled tortillas into it.
Cook until the bottom layer turns light brownish. Flip on the other side and cook until it becomes brownish.
Once done, remove the quesadillas from the flame and divide them into equal pieces.
Karthika Gopalakrishnan is a software Engineer by Profession. Being a foodie from childhood, she loves to immerse herself in the aroma of spices and their delicacies. According to her, cooking is a therapy which unwinds the hassles and bustles of a day. As said, the easiest way to enter into the heart of a person is through his food, she loves to bring a unique flavor of every recipe with right composition of spices and love.