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Spanakopita quesadillas

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
24 min
Prep
16 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Love spanakopita (the spinach and feta Greek appetizer) but hate dealing with phyllo dough? Then this tortilla-based version is for you. Much easier and super delicious, these tasty triangles are a wonderful appetizer for big game days or party starters. Need a light lunch option? You can have these on the table in just over 20 minutes. Substitute tzatziki sauce for the marinara for a mediterranean twist or offer both so guests can choose. Kids will like this simple combination for an easy meal when time is tight and the ingredients are easy to keep on-hand for a pinch hit.

Ingredients

Olive oil

½ tsp, extra-virgin

Uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced

Minced garlic

1½ tsp

Fresh spinach

8 cup(s), baby leaves (about 6 oz)

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Crumbled feta cheese

½ cup(s)

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

10" high fiber, low carb flour tortilla(s)

2 item(s)

Store-bought marinara sauce

¾ cup(s), warmed

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions and garlic; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, until scallions are tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Add spinach to skillet and cook over medium heat, tossing with tongs, until spinach is wilted and tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; stir in oregano and pepper. Scrape spinach mixture into a bowl; stir in feta until well-blended.
  3. Wipe or rinse skillet clean. Coat skillet with cooking spray; set over medium heat.
  4. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spoon about a heaping 1/2 cup spinach mixture over one half of each tortilla; fold empty tortilla halves over filling. Place in skillet and cook, gently pressing down with a spatula until bottoms are browned, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip quesadillas and cook until browned on other side, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more.
  5. Remove quesadillas to a cutting board; cut each into 4 wedges. Serve with marinara sauce on the side. Yields 2 wedges plus 3 tablespoons sauce per serving

Notes

These are also delicious dipped into Greek yogurt or without any sauce (could affect SmartPoints value).