Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas

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:
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Recipe Time

Total: 24 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 9.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.6g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 266mg
  • Calcium: 75mg

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. 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. 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.
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