~*~ CHEESE QUESADILLA with GUAC & PUMPKIN SALSA ~*~
SERVES: 1 ⎪ LEVEL: EASY
Truly savory the Halloween spirit with these pumpkin-shaped quesadillas. Make them mini or jumbo using a template or drawing your own. While this recipe keeps it classic, you can go a step further and fill your quesadillas with whatever meats, vegetables, and spices you like. I suggest throwing in some pumpkin puree for additional autumn flavors. Serve with pumpkin salsa and homemade guacamole.
2 large tomato tortillas
1 block Monterey Jack
1 block cheddar cheese
butter or oil
1 small lime
1 small clove garlic
1 jar pumpkin salsa
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon maple syrup, more to taste
1. PREP INGREDIENTS
Draw or print a pumpkin template. Stack 2 tortillas and trace the shape with a sharp knife. Grate the cheeses (about 1/2 cup each).
2. MAKE QUESADILLAS
Melt 1/4 teaspoon butter or oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tortillas and sprinkle with cheese. When the cheese begins to melt, place the remaining tortilla on top of the cheese, and press down lightly. Check that the tortilla is slightly blackened on the bottom then flip over the quesadilla and char the other side. Transfer to a serving dish. Wipe the pan clean, melt a little more butter, and repeat with remaining tortillas.
3. PREP SALSA AND GUAC
Mix together pumpkin salsa, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Cut avocado in half and squeeze each half into a bowl. Add lime juice from half the lime. Grate in half the garlic clove and season with salt & pepper to taste. Mix and mash to desired guacamole consistency.
Place quesadillas on a serving tray and serve with pumpkin salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
~*~ FILLING SUGGESTIONS ~*~
- baked beans and corn
- sautéed sliced mushrooms and spinach
- shredded chicken and caramelized onions