A salmon quesadilla.

Scrumptious Salmon Quesadilla

This salmon quesadilla is like a tuna melt with an upgrade! Salmon is a huge hit in our family. And with its omega-3 fatty acids and pop of protein, I am always happy to serve it up. The American Diabetes Association encourages choosing fish at least twice a week.1

This recipe can be made with freshly baked or canned salmon as a more budget-friendly alternative! Canned salmon is still loaded with all of the nutrients and flavor at less cost. This salmon quesadilla makes for a quick and easy lunch or dinner option when served along with a green salad or other non-starchy vegetable.

Makes 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for salmon quesadilla

  • ½ 6 oz can wild caught salmon
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 whole grain tortilla (Mission Whole Wheat was used in this recipe)

Directions for salmon quesadilla

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also use a toaster oven or panini press.
  2. On one half of the tortilla, sprinkle shredded cheese.
  3. On the other half of the tortilla, shred salmon into a thin layer.
  4. Place the tortilla open inside the oven, or folded in a panini press, for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  5. Remove from heat and fold in half.
  6. Cut into triangles if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 278
  • carbohydrate: 23g
  • fat: 12g
  • fiber: 5g
  • potassium: 474mg
  • protein: 19g
  • sodium: 826mg

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