Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas | Carson Tahoe Health

Substitute your traditional, high-calorie quesadilla with this delicious (guilt-free) recipe for a healthy twist on an old favorite. It’s easy and requires only five ingredients.


• 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
• 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
• 8 slices deli turkey, preferably smoked (8 ounces)


1. Combine onion and vinegar in a bowl; let marinate for five minutes. Drain, reserving the vinegar for another use, such as salad dressing.

2. Warm two tortillas in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for about 45 seconds, then flip. Pull the tortillas up the edges of the pan so they are no longer overlapping.

3. Working on one half of each tortilla, sprinkle one-fourth of the cheese, cover with two slices of turkey and top with one-fourth of the onion. Fold the tortillas in half, flatten gently with a spatula and cook until the cheese starts to melt, about two minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden, one to two minutes more.

4. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Make two more quesadillas with the remaining ingredients.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Calories: 328
Fat: 12 grams (6 g saturated, 0 g monounsaturated)
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Protein: 24 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sodium: 871 mg
Potassium: 33 mg