“Kale”sadilla Recipe
By Elise Bauer

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: Make 2 kalesadillas

Corn would also be a good addition to this quesadilla. If you have some corn in your freezer, just toss a few kernels in with the pepper and onion sauté.


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
Pinch of ground cumin
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced kale (remove center rib from kale before slicing)
1/4 teaspoon butter
3/4 cup of grated mild cheddar
2 flour tortillas (use corn tortillas for gluten-free version)


1 Sauté bell pepper, onion, add cumin, kale: Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the chopped bell pepper and red onion, cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

Sprinkle with ground cumin. Add the thinly sliced kale and toss to combine. Cook a minute more on medium high, then lower the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook for a couple more minutes until kales is cooked through and softened, remove from heat.

2 Heat the tortilla: Heat a large cast iron pan on medium high to high heat. Spread a little butter over the bottom of the pan. Place a flour tortilla in the pan and heat until you see bubbles of air pockets starting to form. Then flip the tortilla over and lower the heat to medium.

3 Add cheese and kale filling to tortilla: Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Place a couple scoops of the kale pepper onion mixture on one side of the tortilla.

Fold the other side of the tortilla over the side with the kale. Press down with a spatula. When the cheese on one side has melted, flip the tortilla over to the other side.

When the cheese on that side has melted, remove to a cutting board and repeat with the other tortilla and the remaining cheese and filling.

4 Cut the “kale”sadilla into thirds and serve.