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Cheesy quesadilla with rainbow salad recipe

Cheesy quesadilla with rainbow salad recipe

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Are the kids getting sick of sarnies in their lunchboxes? Get creative and liven up their weekday meals with this cheesy Mexican quesadilla recipe. Serve with a protein-rich bean salad, filled with a colourful array of veggies, for a lunch that will be the envy of the playground. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 min to cook
  • 374 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 large white tortilla
  • 30g lighter Cheddar, grated
  • 1 small spring onion, chopped

For the rainbow salad

  • 50g three-bean salad, drained
  • 20g yellow pepper, chopped
  • 20g cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.4g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42g Protein 21.2g Fibre 9.1g


  1. Cut the tortilla wrap in half. Top one half with the grated lighter Cheddar and the chopped spring onion. Cover with the remaining half of the tortilla.
  2. Heat the tortilla for 1 min each side in a nonstick frying pan until lightly browned. Remove, let cool and cut into 4 wedges. Wrap in foil if you like, then put in a lunchbox.
  3. For the salad: mix the drained three-bean salad with the chopped yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes and carrot. Place in a separate container.

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