As I’ve shared before, I love Mexican food, and Chicken Quesadillas are one of my most favorite Mexican dishes! I think they are wonderful because they remind me of a grilled panini sandwich (which I love), but they also have all of the delicious ‘South of the Border’ flavors that I enjoy, such as salsa and sour cream~ Yum! So…What makes this quesadilla ‘naked’ you may ask?!? Well…quesadillas get their name from the Spanish word “Queso” which means cheese. They are generally made by melting cheese inside a tortilla.
My Naked “Veggie” Quesadillas are different because they have all of the wonderful rich flavors of a cheesy quesadilla without the added calories! Also, this version happens to be totally meat free, so it would be great for a vegetarian as well, (although it’s just as delicious with regular chicken!)
These Naked Quesadillas are extremly easy to make and they are packed with protein and fiber, so they are a great go-to meal when you’re hungry and want to prepare a delicious meal that doesn’t take long too cook!
(Feel free to make them more ‘traditional’ by simply adding 1/4 cup of light cheddar or mozzarella cheese for only 80 more calories!)