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RECIPES

Backyard Garden Quesadillas

5 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup fresh, mild chilies, such as Anaheim or poblano, diced small
1½ cups summer squash, such as zucchini or yellow squash, diced small
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup freshly cooked corn, about 2 ears
1/8 tsp DLM Chipotle Chile Powder
1 cup on-the-vine-tomatoes, diced
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
4 9-inch flour tortillas
2 cups sharp Cheddar, grated
Sour cream (optional)

Heat the oven to 200°F. Fit a rack over a baking sheet and put in the oven. Heat 1 Tbsp of the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the chilies and cook, stirring until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the squash, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring until the squash softens and starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the corn and chipotle powder and cook another 2 minutes. Spoon into a bowl, let cool for a few minutes, and fold in the tomato, cilantro, and lime juice. Set aside ¾ cup of the mixture.

Lay several layers of paper towel on a work surface. Wipe out the skillet, put it over medium-high heat, and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. When it’s hot, put one tortilla in the pan. Quickly distribute ½ cup of the cheese evenly over the tortilla and about a quarter of the remaining vegetable mixture over half the tortilla. When the underside of the tortilla is browned, use tongs to fold the cheese-only side over the vegetable side. Lay the quesadilla on the paper towels, blot for a few seconds, and then move it to the rack in the oven to keep warm while you repeat with the remaining olive oil and tortillas. Cut the quesadilla into wedges and serve immediately with the reserved vegetable mixture and sour cream.

Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Per serving: 660 calories; 42g total fat; 15g saturated fat; 60mg cholesterol; 1090mg sodium; 51g total carbohydrates; 6g dietary fiber; 22g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains Wheat

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