Friday, 24 July 2015

Spinach Prosciutto Quesadillas

Quesadilla Recipes

 I decided to try some home made quesadillas, this is always a dish that I do enjoy when out with friends and just want a quick bite that is not all that filling. I though of what ingredients I wanted to use and a look through my fridge revealed that a trip to the grocers was in store for the near future but I did have lots of spinach and of course prosciutto, which is a dry cured ham that should always be thinly sliced. I grabbed some soft whole wheat tortilla shells and of course some shredded mozzarella cheese. When I started off this recipe I was thinking I would be pan grilling but then I figured I would add a twist and decided to pan fry them in a skillet with a bit of vegetable oil. The quesadillas should be cooked quickly once the oil is hot or you will burn them and they will become inedible. You can choose just about any other ingredients that you want to fill up the quesadilla, just remember to keep all the ingredients to one side so you can fold the tortilla shell. The quesadillas turned out terrific, you can have the as an appetizer or a light meal and if you don't want them too greasy use a paper towel to soak some of it up, for an extra kick at some hot sauce to the finish product..

Inspired by Dairy Goodness


Spinach Prosciutto Quesadilla Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 2 minutes  Servings: 2 

 2 cups of spinach, chopped
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
3 slices of prosciutto, thinly sliced and diced
4 tbsp of dijon mustard
2 whole wheat soft tortilla shells
1/3 cup of sweet green pepper, chopped
1 tbsp of hot sauce (optional)

How to make Quesadillas
Preparing Spinach Prosciutto Quesadillas
1- Heat large skillet with vegetable oil on low/medium.
2- Spread 2 tbsp of mustard on one tortilla shell.
3- Add 1/4 cup of cheese to one half of the tortilla as shown above.
4- Add half of the spinach, prosciutto and green pepper to same half, top with another 1/4 cup of cheese.
5- Press down on ingredients to pack and fold tortilla into half moon.
6- Add to skillet and cook for 60 to 90 seconds per side or until cheese is melted.
7- Enjoy !!! 

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