Chile-Cheese Quesadillas with Salsa
- Making quesadillas is like making tortilla sandwiches. Mix together the cheeses and spread equally on four of the tortillas. Sprinkle the chiles evenly over the cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas.
- If you have a skillet or griddle large enough to accommodate all 4 quesadillas, warm it up and add the oil. Over medium-high heat, cook the quesadillas 2 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Carefully turn them over and brown the other side.
- Remove from heat and cut each into quarters. If your skillet is smaller, cook quesadillas one at a time, using 2 teaspoons of oil with each quesadilla.
- Serve warm with salsa. Makes 16 one-quarter wedges or 32 one-eighth wedges.
- For the salsa, combine all ingredients in a non-metallic bowl; chill for one hour. Bring to room temperature, stir and drain any excess liquid.
Note: Should you wish to turn up the heat in your salsa just a little, substitute a serrano chile for the jalapeño. If you like making quesadillas, read Cheryl Hill-Burrier's article on what is a quesadilla.
Prep time: 10 Minutes; Cooking time: 20 Minutes; Total time: 30 Minutes
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell