Swiss chard, summer squash, black bean quesadillas

swissh chard quesadilla

This is what I did with a bunch of swiss chard, 2 summer squash, a can of black beans, cheese, flour or corn tortillas and toppings of your choosing:

Chop squash, sprinkle with salt and sauté in a little oil for 6 minutes.

chopped summer squash

Add finely chopped swiss chard stems and a couple minced garlic cloves and cook additional 4 minutes.

swiss chard stems

Add chopped chard leaves and cook until tender. Stir in drained and rinsed black beans.

At this point I seasoned with a little more salt, pepper and some fresh oregano, transferred to a bowl and rinsed my skillet.

quesadilla filling swiss chard, summer squash

Lay tortilla/burrito in med-hot skillet and layer filling on one half, topping with cheese. Fold over and cook, flipping after a minute or two and finishing other side. If you have never cooked anything in a tortilla/burrito shell before, just be aware of burning them. Since the filling is cooked, your new objective is to melt the cheese. I made one for myself with goat cheese and that was lovely. The remainder I used cheddar and jack…but anything would have worked. The family topped with salsa and sour cream, but these do not need to take on a Mexican flair 🙂


About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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