Tex Mex Tuna Melt Quesadillas
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Mix up your faves with these Tex-Mex Tuna Melt Quesadillas! Fusion food at its best, tuna melt inside a quesadilla with pico de gallo on the inside. Yum!
Recipe type: lunch, dinner, appetizer, finger food
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Serves: 4 quesadillas
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup nacho sliced jalapeƱos, drained and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • one can tuna in water, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed, lightly smashed
  • 4 eight inch flour tortillas
  • ⅓ cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ⅓ Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • serve with sour cream and salsa or guacamole
  1. In a small/medium bowl add the diced tomato, diced yellow onion, chopped jalapeƱos, cilantro, lime zest + lime juice. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the minced garlic, the drained tuna, the chopped spinach and the drained and smashed black beans. Mix it all up.
  3. In each tortilla. add some of the cheese to half of the tortilla, then ¼ of the tuna filling, then top with remaining cheese.
  4. Close the tortilla, folding in half.
  5. Melt about ¾ tablespoon of butter on a grill pan over medium. Once butter has melted and spread, add the quesadilla. Cook on one side until lightly golden (about 2 minutes), then flip over to other side and continue to cook until lightly golden (about 2 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat (quesadillas will be hot!) and allow to cool for a minute or two.
  7. Place on cutting board, and cut into 3 or 4 slices with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
  8. Serve with salsa + sour cream or guacamole. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 quesadilla Calories: 332 Fat: 18.3 g Saturated fat: 10.7 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 28.6 g Sugar: 1.9 g Sodium: 736.3 mg Fiber: 2.9 g Protein: 16.6 g Cholesterol: 62.9 mg
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at https://mamaharriskitchen.com/2019/04/tex-mex-tuna-melt-quesadillas/