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the superbowl is sunday! that means a day full day of eating. really...what could be better - football and food.

i have to be honest, i am usually more excited for the football game itself than i am this year. i like both teams playing - so there isn't that excitement because i think it would be great if either team won.

what i am most excited for is the food. i haven't fully planned the entire day of food just yet, but these black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas are definitely going to be on the list. alex's mom made these for us a couple months back and we fell in love. the recipe was actually from weight watchers - the point system thing. i was surprised at how good it was given it was a "diet" recipe.

i upped the amount of cheese, because - well, i love cheese - so i am sure that i upped the "points" of this recipe. the original recipe said it was a "3 point" recipe for those of you who care. i am not really sure what it is now after i got my hands on it.

when alex's mom made these - the flavor was spot on, but she said she would have used a chunkier salsa so they weren't so runny. that change - along with the addition of more cheese - made these perfect. perfect for any superbowl party.

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

1/2 cup chunky salsa plus more for serving
1 pint grape tomatoes - sliced in half
1 cup drained black beans
1 zucchini - shredded on box grater
8 flour tortillas
monterey jack cheese (i bought a bag of mexican cheese - 2 cups)

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

combine salsa, tomatoes, beans and zucchini. spread mixture over tortilla. top with cheese, cover with another tortilla

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas

heat pan over medium heat. brown on both sides (about 4-5 minutes per side).

i keep them warm in a 170 degree oven while i cook the rest.



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