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One Fabulous Quesadilla Recipe For Sweet Sleep

One Fabulous Quesadilla Recipe For Sweet Sleep

When it comes to cooking healthy foods that help you wind down for the day, you can turn ordinary treats into sweet sleep inducing meals. One of the best foods to induce sleep: turkey! Turkey is packed with bedtime inducing tryptophan. Turkey is also low in fat and super-lean, which makes it the perfect star ingredient for your dinner quesadilla.

Mexican Turkey Quesadilla

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and diced
2 poblano pepper, chopped and seeded
3 tablespoons green chilies, canned
2 turkey breasts, shredded
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 wheat flour tortillas
½ cup unsalted butter, melted for brushing
¼ cup sour cream
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce, for garnish
½ cup fresh cherry tomatoes, for garnish
1 cup salsa, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish

1. Preheat an oven to warm.

2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add onion and peppers. Cook 7 minutes, or until softened.

3. Add cilantro and chilies to frying pan, and heat through for one minute.

4. Fold in shredded turkey breast, chili powder, cumin salt and pepper.

5. Lay 4 tortillas on a flat work space. Brush one side with butter; flip. Divide the turkey mixture evenly between the tortillas. Top evenly with a generous portion of cheese.

6. Place a second tortilla on top, buttered side up, and press down lightly with a spatula.

7. Heat a second frying pan on medium-high heat. Carefully transfer one quesadilla to the frying pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, on each side, until golden crisp and cheese is bubbling.

8. Remove from the pan and set aside in oven to keep warm.

9. Repeat the process with the remaining quesadilla.

10. Cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a lime wedge.

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  • Romell Bhaala