Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

delicious3Last week I posted about white summer corn.  It was so yummy right off the cob, but I removed the kernels and froze them to use in some dishes over the next couple of weeks. 

I had been craving Mexican flavors – cilantro, lime, cumin, chili peppers.  So I threw together this super easy and delicious quesadilla – not just your basic cheese and tortilla quesadilla.  Instead one that included all those tasty flavors.

Chicken Quesadilla with Corn Salsa
Serves 4

4 medium-sized flour tortillas
1 chicken breast, grilled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cup queso quesadilla, grated (any good melting cheese works, but qq is very creamy and doesn’t get oily when melted)
1 cup corn
1 handful cilantro, chopped
juice from 1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 Serrano chili pepper, seeded and chopped (make sure to remove the seeds if too much heat is not welcome)
Chili powder – to taste for extra kick if desired
Cooking spray

1.  Mix corn, cilantro, lime, Serrano chili, and chili powder in a small bowl.
2.  Layer 1/2 of each tortilla with the following - a fourth of the cheese, a fourth of the chicken, and a spoonful of the corn salsa mixture.  There should be corn salsa left over to be used later.
3.  Fold over the other half. 
4.  Spray pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Add quesadilla 1-2 at a time.  Cook until browned.
5.  Lightly spray the top of the quesadilla, and then flip over to brown other side. 
6.  Remove from heat and let rest for a few moments to let cheese set up a bit.  Then cut the quesadilla in half. 
7.  Fold each half over and serve with a spoonful of corn salsa over the top.
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Add a small green salad to make a nice light and summery meal.  The flavors are delicious.


  1. It looks and sounds delicious! YUM! You are a genius in the kitchen.

  2. What time is dinner? I love Mexican food.

  3. Be a Dear and overnight that to me. Thanks! m.

  4. Cannot say I hate Coriander, but if it vanished from the face of the earth I for one wouldn't be attending the funeral.

  5. @GJ-me too!!!!!!!!!!

    @mark-it's in the mail. :)

    @vince-I have heard that there are two kinds of people...those who love cilantro and those who can't stand it. I LOVE it. The quesadilla would still be good without it. :)

    This is the Tasty Tuesday recipe I will have to try!

  7. I think coriander is one of those herbs/spice that a resistance is built. A bit like salt with some people.

  8. I love corn and that sounds delicious.

  9. @Vince - Mmmmmmm, it's so yummy.

    @BC, Becky, and Mami - It WAS really good.