This evening's culinary experiment was Vegetable Quesadillas on Whole-Wheat Tortillas. I should warn anyone who wants to try this out that it is a bit of a process. The longest part, by far, is the tortilla-making. I made the tortillas last night and refrigerated them in preparation for this evenings dinner.
Here are the step-by-step photos of the tortilla making:
|Into the frying pan.|
|A plate full of whole-wheat goodness.|
But if you want to try these out, you'll probably want to follow some better instructions with better pictures than mine ;) - this is the place for you: Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas.
Now for the main event - Quesadilla Making!
|Pick out 2 cups of any veggies you like - I chose corn, grated sweet potato, zucchini and yellow squash.|
|3-4 minutes in the frying pan.|
|Add lime juice and chili powder (I don't like spicy food either - just trust me - do it).|
|Shred 2 cups of your favorite kind of cheese (I chose Monterey Jack) and mix in the veggies.|
|Spread the mixture onto one tortilla and top with a 2nd tortilla.|
|Oh my goodness - that looks tasty!|
|A whole stack of awesome.|
Vegetable Quesadillas on Whole-Wheat Tortillas
- 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 cups mixed veggies, diced or shredded (grated sweet potato is an excellent addition to this recipe, and you can also use bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, & fresh or frozen corn)
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- Juice from one small lime
- Salt, to taste
- 2 cups cheese, grated (we prefer Monterey Jack and recommend grating it yourself to avoid the powdery anti-caking agent in pre-shredded cheeses)
- 6 whole-wheat tortillas
- Butter for cooking
- Optional toppings: sour cream, avocado, cilantro, hot peppers, salsa
- Heat oil in a medium sized sauté pan over medium heat.
- Throw in the diced onions and veggies and cook for 4 or 5 minutes until tender.
- Add the chili powder, lime juice and salt (to taste) to the veggie mix.
- Heat griddle to 375 degrees or you can cook the quesadillas in one or two pans on the stove over medium heat.
- In a large bowl mix together the veggies and grated cheese. Spread a thin layer of the mixture on three of the tortillas and then top them with the other three.
- Melt a little butter on the griddle or in the pan(s). Cook the quesadillas for several minutes until the bottom starts to brown. While I am waiting I like to add a little dab of butter on the top (for when I flip it over).
- Once it browns flip and repeat on the other side until lightly browned.
- Let the quesadilla cool for a few minutes before cutting for the best results. I like to use a pizza cutter to make perfect triangles.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!