Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I wrote up a post earlier today and deleted it because I myself didn't even know where I was going with it. It was just a confusing mumbo jumbo rambling session. Lol. 
Anyways, I bought the new Oxygen special edition magazine and it has a tun of recipes - all of which are "clean" as well it is peppered throughout with tips and tricks on losing weight and what foods you should and shouldn't eat. 
I found an interesting recipe that I would like to try someday as I have never really had one before technically.
This is a vegetarian version but I am sure if you're a meat-eater you can add some and make it your own. 
There are two recipes here, one is for the fresh tomato salsa.
You can find this recipe on page 129 in Oxygen's Quick & Easy Summer Meals.

Bon Appetit!

Black Bean Quesadillas
Servings: 4x1 quesadilla - Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Black beans are an excellent alternative to red meat because they're low in fat and supply just as much iron for an active body. They're also full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, helping to make this a powerful dish.

2 cups cook or canned black beans, drained and rinsed {if using canned, use BPA-free cans}
4x12-inch tortillas
2 cups wilted spinach, squeezed dry
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup fresh tomato salsa {recipe below}
1 cup Greek yogurt

1. Preheat over to 350F. 

2. Place beans in a bowl and mash with a fork. Spread half of each tortilla with mashed beans. Top with spinach, cheese, salt and pepper. Fold over.
3. Carefully place folded tortillas on baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until browning. 

4. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Slice into four triangles each. Serve with fresh salsa and Greek yogurt. 

Fresh Tomato Salsa

3 ripe field tomatoes, diced
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Allow to sit for at least an hour to combine flavors. 

And there you have it a super easy and healthy Mexican-inspired recipe. :)


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