Luncheon Quesadillas with FruitĀ Salsa

February 17, 2017
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  • Serves 3-4
Author Notes

This recipe was a happy accident. My New Year's party this year was Mexican themed, and I also had lots of Christmas baking leftovers, dates being one of them. My husband is now insisting I make them at least once a week. They are so easy to make that I don't see that as a problem! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. —Sheri Sidwell

What You'll Need
  • Salsa
  • 1 11 oz can Mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Quesadilla filling + tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded colby-jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2/3 cup pitted dates, chopped fine
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli smoked chicken, diced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 8-inch wheat or white flour tortillas
  1. Salsa
  2. Drain oranges well, chop fine
  3. Chop cilantro
  4. In small bowl, combine oranges, cilantro, lime juice, and cayenne.
  1. Quesadilla filling + tortillas
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  3. In medium bowl, combine the cheeses, chicken, dates, onions, and cumin.
  4. Place two tortillas on large baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle half the filling on each tortilla, leaving 1/2 inch around the edge.
  6. Dampen the outer edges with a little water. Top with the other two tortillas, and press to seal.
  7. Bake 8 minutes (or until hot). Cut into 6 wedges each.
  8. Drain salsa, and serve over or on the side. Enjoy!
  9. This is a footnote, not a step. If you are using commercially packaged smoked deli chicken, it will usually have some added water. A quick flash in the micro between paper towels will solve this. Also, leftover roast chicken breast works great, too.
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