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Quesadillas with Salsa Mexicana

Updated February 23, 2016
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Quesadillas may have already overtaken the grilled cheese sandwich in popularity. These are served with a chunky salsa.

Makes8 servings

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Time - Text20

Cooking Methodpan-frying

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Occasiongame day

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Meallunch

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturecheesy, hot & spicy, savory

Type of Dishgrilled sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 fresh hot green chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Salt
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
  • Guacamole, to serve

Instructions

To make the salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Season with the salt. Set aside for about 1 hour to blend the flavors.

Preheat the oven to 200°F (95°C). Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Place 1 tortilla in the pan and heat for 30 seconds. Flip over and sprinkle ¼ cup of the cheese over the surface. Fold in half and press down lightly with a spatula.

Cook, turning once, until the quesadilla is lightly toasted on both sides and the cheese has melted. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while making the remaining quesadillas.

To serve, cut each quesadilla in half and serve immediately with the Salsa Mexicana and guacamole.

Variation:

BBQ Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas: Toss 1 cup shredded cooked chicken with 2 tbsp barbecue sauce, and mix in 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese instead of Cheddar. Serve with sour cream instead of guacamole.

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