Dr. Nandi’s Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Dr. Nandi's Sweet Potato Quesadilla



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 large sliced red onion
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 6 inch whole wheat or gluten free tortillas
  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded partly skimmed mozzarella
  • 4 tsp olive oil


  • Microwave potatoes on high until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, and peppercorns; bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Place onion slices in a medium heatproof bowl; pour hot vinegar mixture over onion and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Drain onion slices and transfer to a plate to cool.
  • Split cooked potatoes open with a knife; remove flesh and transfer to a bowl
  • Use a fork to mash potato with salt and pepper; divide potato filling among 4 tortillas.
  • Top each with 1 heaping cup spinach, 1/4 cup cheese, and another tortilla.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, heat 1 teaspoon oil and transfer 1 quesadilla to skillet; cook until quesadilla is crisp and cheese is melted (about 3 minutes per side).
  • Transfer cooked quesadilla to serving plate. Repeat with remaining oil and quesadillas. Cut quesadillas in quarters and serve each with 1/4 cup pickled onions.
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