Quesadillas with Tomatoes and Olives

A quesadilla is a flour tortilla, filled with savory ingredients. You can fill a tortilla with lots of different fillings the same way you would choose lots of different fillings for a sandwich.

Cheese is very often one of the main ingredients. I’m using leftover Monterey Jack shredded cheese with scallions, black olives and sun-dried tomatoes.

Buy the 8 inch flour tortillas. The 12 inch are just too big to handle.

Lay one flour tortilla in a non-stick pan and top with 1/3 cup of cheese.

Wash one scallion (green onion). Cut off the hairy bit on the end. Cut the scallion into quarter-inch slices and sprinkle on the tortilla.

Chop the black olives and sprinkle on top of the scallions

Dice three sun-dried tomatoes and sprinkle them on top of the scallions.

Now sprinkle on the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese

And top with the second tortilla.

Set the pan on the stove top and turn the heat onto medium.  (A brush of butter or oil on the tortilla does give it a nicely browned and crispy finish but, on very rare occasions, I do like to try and save a calorie or two!)

After about 1.5 minutes the tortilla should be lightly browned and the cheese is starting to melt. Flip the quesadilla over with a spatula.

Cook for about another minute on the flip side. Peek inside the quesadilla to make sure the cheese is all melted before removing it from the pan. You may need another minute or so. Slide the quesadilla out of the pan and onto a cutting board.

With a large kitchen knife cut the quesadilla into six slices.

Serve this quesadilla with some salad and you’ve got yourself a perfect lunch or light supper!

Enjoy!

Recipe: Quesadillas with tomatoes and olives

serves 1

  • 2 eight inch flour tortillas
  • 2/3 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion – diced
  • 6 pitted black olives – chopped
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes – diced

Lay one flour tortilla in a non-stick pan and top with 1/3 cup of cheese

Sprinkle with diced green onion, chopped olives, and diced sun dried tomatoes.

Sprinkle on the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese
And top with the second tortilla

Set the pan on the stove top and turn the heat onto medium

After about 1 1/2 minutes the tortilla should be lightly browned and the cheese is starting to melt.

Flip the quesadilla over with a spatula

Cook for about another minute on the flip side.

Slide the quesadilla out of the pan and onto a cutting board.

With a large kitchen knife cut the quesadilla into six slices.

Source: http://startcooking.com/blog/101/

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