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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F) or a grill pan to high. Brush chayote squash and onion with 1 Tbs. canola oil, then sprinkle with salt. Place on preheated grill. Cook, turning once, until charred and tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side for squash (for grill pan, 6 to 7) and 4 minutes per side for onion (for grill pan, 5 to 6). Remove from grill and coarsely chop. Place in a medium bowl and stir in spinach. Set aside.

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  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese on half of each tortilla. Then top evenly with vegetables. Fold tortillas over, and press gently.

  • Heat 1/2 Tbs. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add 2 quesadillas and cook 1 to 2 minutes until bottom is golden. Flip and cook about 1 minute more. Remove from skillet and cut into wedges. Repeat with remaining 1/2 Tbs. oil and 2 quesadillas. Serve with pico de gallo.

Tips

When chopping chayote, cut around small center core and then discard core pieces.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; 21 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 615 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 14 g protein; 327 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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