Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas

Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Browning the corn caramelizes its sugars and deepens the taste of this dish. If you have fresh cilantro on hand, chop two tablespoons and stir it into the salsa.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 4 wedges and 2 tablespoons salsa)
Total time: 24 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 223
Fat 8.9 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 9.9 g
Carbohydrate 28.6 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Calcium 75 mg

Ingredients

1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 large ear)
2/3 cup (5 ounces) goat cheese, softened
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 1 green onion)
10 tablespoon bottled salsa verde, divided
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; sauté 2 minutes or until browned. Place corn in a small bowl. Add goat cheese to corn; stir until well blended. Divide corn mixture evenly among 4 tortillas; spread to within 1/4 inch of sides. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1 tablespoon green onions. Drizzle each with 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa; top with remaining 4 tortillas.

2. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan clean with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve with remaining 8 tablespoons salsa.

Maureen Callahan,

Cooking Light

March 2009
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