This almost goes without saying, but I overindulged this holiday season. Didn’t you? Since my pants are feeling a little snug, I’ve been on the look-out for light, healthy meals that will get my eating habits back on track. These apple cheddar quesadillas certainly fit the bill.
To make the quesadillas, I used organic, whole wheat tortillas, sharp cheddar cheese and crisp, thinly sliced granny smith apples. Cheese and apples alone didn’t have quite enough flavor, but adding a thin layer of dijon mustard to one half of the quesadilla before cooking took it to a whole new level. Thinly sliced shallot is nice, too.
End result? A yummy combination of unexpected flavors, melted to perfection. Try it! I paired the quesadilla with my sweet potato fries.
Have you ever tried cheddar cheese with apples before? This was my first try and I’m going back for seconds. :)
I’ve never tried with apples, but it looks delicious!! I have to try it. :)
Goat cheese, sweet red apples, and red onions make a great combo…especially with spinach and dijon on a quorn chicken sandwich. Meow.
I’m making that combo tomorrow! Can’t wait to try it!
Those look so good! I’m way too obsessed with quesadillas. I even have a quesadilla maker. I’ve never added apples to one but I bet it would taste great. I’m going to try your recipe!
This Quesadilla sounds perfect. We always had warm apple pie with a big hunk of aged cheddar on top – yum !!
Apple pie with cheddar?! Woah. Sounds amazing.
Yum! Caramelized red onion would pair perfectly!
Beautiful quesadillas! I’ve never tried the apple/cheddar combination, but it always looks so wonderful. The sweet potato fries also look great! What a perfect side to that meal.
I have always loved this combination, but with one addition- a sprinkle of cinnamon on top of the cheese!
You should try apple pie with a cheddar cheese crust.
Apple and cheddar is one of my favourite combos! These look delicious. I’ve been making caramelized apple and grilled cheese sandwiches all autumn/winter. Sooo tasty.
WOW! These looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing Kate! Hope you have a Happy New Year!
Apples and cheddar is one of my favorite combos! I just wrote a post about it over at my Shape blog but it’s not up yet.
Love your blog and all your healthy recipes! Definitely adding it to the blogroll!
Happy New Year!
omg, that combo actually sounds so delicious, i will def be giving these a try
The Galley Gourmet
Yum! Apple and cheddar quesadillas are enjoyed in our house with sweet pickled red onions. Lovely photos..lovely blog, and adorable dog.
I made this for lunch and it was amazing! Creative, healthy, and tasty at the same time! :)
I threw some caramelized shallots on this with fresh thyme and it rocked. Thanks Kate!
Oh dang, I’ll have to try that soon.
These were so good! So simple, but a flavor combination I never would have tried.
I have just come across this wonderful site of yours.. and I am wow-ed! I just tried this recipe about an hour ago.. (See how quick the food went? haha) I was skeptical of the combination at first but… it’s wonderful! So yummy! Love it! I am actually bringing soba salad (your recipe of course) to work tomorrow… and I hope to be back here with raving news too! <3 <3
Thank you, Anna! Hope you loved the soba salad as well.
I want to make this, but can’t find the actual recipe. Can you help me out with this? Thanks!