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Quesadillas with Pineapple-Mandarin Salsa

Fruit for dinner? These produce-packed quesadillas feature pineapple, mandarin oranges and bell peppers. Paired with tofu and seasoned with your favorite BBQ sauce, they’re sure to please the whole family.


  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in half, divided
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (4 oz.) pkg. goat cheese, crumbled


Kids: Chop 1/2 of bell pepper into chunks. Stir together chopped bell pepper, pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, cilantro and lime juice in medium bowl.
Together: Reserve 1-1/2 cups and refrigerate the rest until ready to use.
Adults: Spray large skillet with cooking spray and cook tofu on high heat until lightly browned.
Together: Remove from heat. Stir in barbecue sauce and 1-1/2 cups of reserved pineapple-mandarin salsa.
Kids: Place equal amount of tofu mixture on half of each tortilla.
Together: Thinly slice remaining bell pepper half and place equal amounts on top of tofu mixture.
Kids: Sprinkle with goat cheese and fold empty half of tortilla on top and spray both sides with cooking spray.
Together: Place tortillas in large skillet, cook on each side about 2 minutes or until browned; repeat with remaining tortillas. Keep warm, serve with pineapple-mandarin salsa and garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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About this Recipe
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
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