Smoky Quesadillas

Smoky Quesadillas Photography by Edward Pond Author: Canadian Living Credits: Smoky Quesadillas<br />Photography by Edward Pond

 Salsa verde (green salsa) is a mild sauce made from tomatillos and green hot peppers. Look for it in the Mexican section of your supermarket.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2011

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cups finely chopped sweet onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet green pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced (or less if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese or other smoked cheese
  • 2 oz thinly sliced dry-cured Spanish-style salami
  • 2 oz thinly sliced dry-cured chorizo sausage

Method

Mix together salsa verde, coriander and lime juice; set salsa aside.

In nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; fry onion, green pepper, jalapeño pepper and salt, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

Spread half over 1 of the tortillas; top with half each of the cheese and salami. Cover with second tortilla.

In skillet, heat 1 tsp (5 mL) of the remaining oil over medium heat; add quesadilla and drizzle 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the remaining oil over top. Fry until bottom is golden, turning halfway through, 4 to 6 minutes. Cut into 6 wedges. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with salsa.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 889 mg
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 295.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 149 mg
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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