Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla

Mozzarella, Basil and Corn QuesadillaPinitThis yummy snack? Yes, snack. Some people might call it a meal, but I’m not one of those people.

Whatever it is, it’s healthy and filling and yummy.

And cheeeesy.

Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla

Real meals?  I don’t know if I can handle making a real meal right now. My to-do list at school is a little overwhelming, plus our latest DVD of Prison Break arrived, so I’m really busy.

But if I have to eat maple almonds and cheesy quesadillas while I’m not making real meals, well, let’s just say I’m not complaining. Throw in a little leftover apple crisp, and I might even call that a well-rounded meal.

Except there’s no apple crisp left over other than a few straggler crumbles on my sweatshirt. Woops.

Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla

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Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla
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Serves: 1
  • 1 whole tomato, chopped
  • ⅓ cup corn
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, cut into ribbons
  • 2 tortillas
  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • hummus, optional
  • salt and pepper
  1. Put the chopped tomatoes in a strainer and mix with the corn. Add salt and allow juices to drip out for a few minutes. Press on the mixture to make sure most of the moisture gets out. Add ¼ cup cheese to the mixture and stir.
  2. Preheat a skillet or a Panini press to medium-high heat.
  3. Spread a tortilla with hummus (optional) and top with the tomato mixture. Top with the remaining cheese and basil leaves, and place the other tortilla on top. Grill for a few minutes on each side until cheese is melted and outside of tortilla is toasted/grilled. For a more crispy outside, add a little butter or olive oil to the pan before grilling.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes, then cut into wedges and serve!

Maybe I’ll get around to a real meal by Friday. Maybe.

But in the meantime, this will be juuuust fine.

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  1. I know the feeling! Sometimes there just doesn’t seem enough hours in the day to make a proper meal but this looks like an awesome substitute!

  2. Hummus is never optional 😉

  3. Oh yeah! This looks like a perfect combo. And I agree with Aine: Hummus is always good:)

  4. Mmm so pretty and summer-like. Your photos could sell me just about anything, though :)

  5. You really can’t beat a good quesadilla.

  6. I miss my single days when I never had to make real meals. A lot, actually. (Don’t tell my husband.) These quesadillas, however, can totally count as a meal in my mind. Bonus that they are beautiful and quick.

  7. This is right up my alley – gorgeous photos and flavors!

  8. Blog is the New Black says:

    Looks AMAZING and fresh. Your pics are so tempting!

  9. Wow. Such beautiful colors. I really wish I had one of these right now. Yum!

  10. Soo @ Little Miss Fitness says:

    I so look forward to seeing a new post from you, Lindsay! These cheesy quesadillas might have to make an appearance at dinner tonight. :)

  11. Oooh. I love piling on the veggies with quesadillas–these look great!

  12. My husband jokes that quesadillas were his standard bachelor dinner meals. So every now and then we have it for dinner and I add a little spin to it… this sounds delish and it looks so pretty!

    • It’s kind of a light quesadilla… if I made quesadillas for my husband I’d definitely beef it up a little bit (no pun intended). :)

  13. Meal, snack, snack, meal. Sounds good to me and looks so delicious! Come over and visit we have the most amazing apple cake you will ever taste!

  14. This looks fantastic…when I’m on the road so much…this sort of thing is just what I crave! Yummers.

  15. I’m always a sucker for quesadillas – sounds delicious! :)

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