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Low Carb Quesadillas with Cauliflower (Gluten-free)
These spicy, gluten-free, and low carb quesadillas are made with sharp cheddar cheese, a creamy homemade jalapeno sauce & tortillas made from cauliflower.
    Servings Prep Time
    4quesadillas 20minutes
    Cook Time
    20minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    4quesadillas 20minutes
    Cook Time
    20minutes
    Ingredients
    Cauliflower Wraps
    • 2lb Cauliflower(florets only – about one large head)
    • 3large Eggs
    • 3/4cup Mozzarella cheese(shredded)
    • 1/2tsp Sea salt
    Sauce
    • 1/4cup Mayonnaise
    • 1 1/2tbsp Jalapenos in water(from a jar, minced, with liquid included – equivalent to 2-3 slices + liquid)
    • 1/2tsp Paprika
    • 1/4tsp Garlic powder
    • 1pinch Cayenne pepper(or more to taste)
    Filling
    • 1cup Cheddar cheese(shredded)
    Instructions
    1. To make the sauce, whisk all ingredients in a small container. Cover and refrigerate to allow the flavors to develop (you can do this overnight if you have time).
    2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    3. Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until they are the consistency of rice. Transfer to a bowl with a little water and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes (or steam using your favorite method), until cooked. Transfer to a cheese cloth or towel and squeeze tightly to get rid of as much extra liquid as possible.
    4. Transfer the cauliflower back to the bowl. Stir in the egg, mozzarella cheese, and sea salt.
    5. Press the cauliflower mixture into four circles on the lined baking sheets. Place the baking sheets in the oven side-by-side. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are dry and the bottom is golden. (If both don’t fit in the oven side by side, do one at a time.) Carefully flip over, then bake for 4-6 more minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before moving.
    6. Spread a tablespoon of the sauce over each cauliflower tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top. Fold in half.
    7. Heat an oiled pan over medium heat. Place two folded quesadillas in the pan. Fry for a couple of minutes, until browned, then flip and repeat on the other side. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas.
    Recipe Notes
    Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 397 Calories from Fat 261
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 29g 45%
    Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 22g 44%
    Vitamin A 19%
    Vitamin C 176%
    Calcium 43%
    Iron 12%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Net carbs per quesadilla: 8g