Crab Asparagus Quesadillas Recipe
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Crab Asparagus Quesadillas Recipe

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This decadent combination features fresh asparagus and crabmeat with Mexican flare. “These make eye-fetching appetizers and can even be served as the main course,” relates Curtis Gunnarson of Sycamore, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus, cooked
  • 1/2 cup chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup picante sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 12 large ripe olives, sliced

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 280 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. On two tortillas, layer each with 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 cup asparagus, 1/4 cup crab, 1 tablespoon picante sauce and remaining cheese. Top with remaining tortillas; press down lightly.
  2. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, cook one quesadilla at a time in oil for 2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut each into six wedges. Serve with sour cream, olives and remaining picante sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Crab Asparagus Quesadillas in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p9

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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