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Meal and a Movie: Family Night 1/18/12

Cara’s Spinach-Pie Quesadillas

Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009

Recipe: Spinach-Pie Quesadillas
Category: Vegetarian
How long does it take? 10-15 minutes
Name: Cara
Why is it a favorite meal? This is a healthier dinner-time version of my favorite all-day meal: The Egg and Cheese Sandwich. This recipe puts a Greek and Mexican spin on an old classic!

Spinach-Pie Quesadilla
Makes 2 Servings


2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, finely diced
4 scallions, sliced (white and green parts)
2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper
pinch each of thyme, oregano, and cayenne
2 cup fresh spinach
2 small wraps
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons strained yogurt
2-3 tablespoons feta cheese

In a small pan, heat the oil. Add the onion and scallions and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cooking a minute or two more until soft. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the spices. Mix in the spinach and cook until wilted. Remove to a bowl and cool slightly. Stir in the egg white, yogurt, and half of the feta.

Wipe out the pan, then brush it with a bit more oil or cooking spray. Over low heat, put the wrap in the pan and sprinkle the rest of the feta over one side of the wrap and see if you can’t get it to melt slightly. Pour the egg-spinach mixture over the same half of the wrap, fold the other half over and cook on one side until the egg begins to firm up, 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.

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