Well I noted that I would show you all that it’s very possible to make another delectable dish out of something made earlier in the week. I made up this little dish out of the smoked pork from earlier in the week and turned it into a yummy quesadilla with a little blue cheese side salad. Doesn’t look like leftovers to me! What do you think?
I know that pork isn’t a usual ingredient for quesadillas, but these were delicious. It is very easy to substitute the pork in these for something else like chicken or beef. You can even leave out the meat completely and just keep it as a cheese quesadilla. I just wanted to make the point here that leftovers can be anything but boring!
Now I know that pickles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but my beautiful blushing bride-to-be absolutely loves them, so I thought why not add them in a quesadilla! I think they added a nice little twist on a traditional quesadilla, and everyone that has tried them loves them too! Of course if you don’t enjoy pickles they can be left out or substituted for something like tomatoes.
Let me know if you’ve got any questions or comments, and please share if you enjoyed this recipe.
2 Low Carb Wraps (I used Mission low carb wraps with 4 grams of net carbs per wrap, which you can buy through this affiliate link)
1 slice (1/4″) of a Yellow Onion
5 oz of Smoked Pork (About 2 slices)
1/2 Cup Shredded Fiesta Cheese
1 Medium Pickle
For Side Salad:
1 cup Chopped Romaine Lettuce
1/4 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
1 slice (1/4″) Tomato
Walden’s Zero Calorie Dressing (Affiliate link)
- Spray medium sized pan with non-stick cooking spray and on medium-high heat.
- Saute onions and pickles until onions begin to turn translucent.
- Add pork and heat through then turn off pan.
- Heat a large pan on medium-high and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place one low carb wrap into the pan and heat until slightly stiff and starting to turn golden on the outside.
- Take wrap off, re-spray pan, and put the other wrap into the pan.
- Sprinkle half of the cheese onto the wrap in the pan, and then put the pork mixture on top of the cheese mixing lightly.
- Sprinkle the other half of the cheese onto the pork and place the other wrap on top.
- *Flip the quesadilla and heat the other side for a moment.
- Take off the heat.
- Slide into pieces.
- For the salad, chop lettuce and tomato.
- Put blue cheese on top of salad.
- Drizzle some Walden’s zero calorie (Affiliate link) dressing on top.
*Note – To flip the wrap I will usually place a cutting board over the pan and flip the entire pan with the wrap inside onto the cutting board. Then just slide it back onto the pan. You can repeat to take the wrap off, and then cut right on the board.
Nutrition for entire quesadilla:
Nutrition for side salad:
Total Effective Net Carbs = 14.7