Bell Pepper and Sweet Corn Quesadilla

SERVINGS: 6-8
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME: 1 hr
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4-6

SERVINGS

Easy
DIFFICULTY

40 min

TIME

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Ayco Farms Bell Peppers.
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil,, divided, plus more for the griddle.
  • 1/2 medium onion,chopped
  • 1 clove garlic,crushed
  • 2 ears sweet corn,cut off the cob (or frozen thawed, about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • Chopped cilantrooptional
  • Thinly sliced green onion, white and light green parts only, optional
  • Plain 0% Greek yogurt, optional

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil in another medium skillet over medium low heat. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until hot and just beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.
  3. Spritz a griddle or large skillet with olive oil and preheat on medium high heat. Once hot, add 3-4 corn tortillas in a single layer (or fewer if you need to work in batches to get them to fit). Top the tortillas evenly with the pepper mixture, corn, and cheese. Top each tortilla with another tortilla and spritz the top with olive oil. Allow to cook until crispy and brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the quesadillas and allow to cook until crispy and brown on the other side and melty and hot in the middle, another 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the quesadillas to a plate, cut into fourths, and top with additional peppers, cilantro, green onion, and a drizzle of yogurt.

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Bell Pepper Nutrition Facts:

  • Bell peppers are very high in vitamin C, with a single one providing up to 169% of the RDI. Other vitamins and minerals in bell peppers include vitamin K1, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, and potassium.
  • Bell peppers contain many healthy antioxidants, including capsanthin, violaxanthin, lutein, quercetin, and luteolin. These plant compounds are associated with many health benefits.
  • Like other fruits and vegetables, bell peppers may have many health benefits. These include improved eye health and reduced risk of anemia.