Friday, January 10, 2014

Tuscan White Bean Quesadilla with Balsamic Glaze

On Friday I'm always looking for a quick and easy dinner and this couldn't be simpler.  You can make the white bean spread from scratch or doctor up your favorite white bean hummus.  The key to this quesadilla is to make sure that the bean mixture is firm so that it is easy to cut. 

Top with a marinated salad of cherry tomatoes, arugula, capers and kalamata olives or eggplant capanata and drizzle with balsamic glaze. 


1 can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained and dried really well with a towel
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced small
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning, or 2 tsp fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano, fennel), minced
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1/2-1 tsp grated lemon zest
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Whole wheat tortillas
1 package Daiya Havarti Wedge Cheese, shredded
Balsamic Glaze
Tomato-Caper-Olive Arugula Salad

  • Saute onion, garlic and Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes until soft.
  • In a food processor, process beans until mostly smooth, adding 1 tbsp of bean fluid or water.
  • Remove bean mixture place in a bowl and stir in onion mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add shredded cheese, bean mixture to tortilla and saute until golden brown. 
  • Cut into wedges and garnish with balsamic glaze and salad.
Happy Friday!  


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