Brie, Apple, Arugula Quesadillas

Are you scratching your head wondering what’s for dinner? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Last night I was finishing up homework and doing laundry when I realized I had less than 45 mins to make and eat dinner before I had to leave for yoga. I whipped up this puppy in under 10 mins and ate it in less than 5. Yes, it was that good. I even had enough time to fold my laundry before yoga class.

This recipe comes from Cooking Light (2 wedges are 182 calories- just when you thought this recipe couldn’t get any better it DOES!) and was sent to me by my Mother who clearly knows me too well.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 10-inch tortilla (I used whole wheat from TJ’s because it was lower in calories, organic, and relatively cheap)

6 oz. Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into long slices

1/4 of a Fuji apple, thinly sliced

1 small hand full fresh arugula

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Makes a single serving

Instructions:

Spread the mustard all over your tortilla. Place in a large, non stick pan and heat the pan over medium heat.

After the pan heats up, place the stripes of cheese on one half of the tortilla. Let sit for 1 min., or until the cheese starts to melt.

Why hello gooey, melted cheese. Place the slices of apple on top on the melting cheese.

At this time, place your small hand full of arugula over the apples and fold the tortilla over.

Cook for 2 mins on each side and then take off the heat, slice and enjoy!

Clearly, this was a delicious dinner. If melted brie cheese is wrong then I don’t want to be right. The Dijon really made a taste difference and stood out well against the apple and the cheese. My only complaint is that this wasn’t that filling. I had to supplement dinner with an orange and a lara bar (it should be noted that it was my first lara bar in two days).

Then I went off to yoga. I actually ran into Yellow Brick Beauty outside my yoga studio and spent a few mins catching up with her and her husband. It was so nice to see her. It put me in a great mood for my class. There was a substitute teacher for yoga last night which threw me off a little bit at first. I love my Sunday night class because it’s super mellow, candlelit, and involves tons of leg stretches. The sub taught more of a “power yoga” class than a relaxing flow. At first I was annoyed but I started to sweat and I actually ended up enjoying class. I did a rocken’ headstand and left feeling great. I love love love love yoga.

Once I got home I decided to unwind after a very busy (but undeniably awesome) weekend with Desperate Housewives, Brother’s and Sister’s and a little bit of this….

Perfect dessert! Totally hit the spot after a long weekend.

What was the highlight of your weekend? I had a great weekend, but yoga was pretty awesome. Hope you have a happy Monday!

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7 thoughts on “Brie, Apple, Arugula Quesadillas

  1. Just bookmarked this creation for my menu next week! Love it – and now that Lent season is in full swing I need all meat-free options I can find. 🙂

    I have been making brie quesadillas lately with tomato soup, but love your addition of the apple and greens. Yum!

    It was great bumping into you on Sunday night and I am glad that you had a wonderful yoga class! Subs can always be so hit or miss!

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