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Portobello Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 2 quesadilla wedges, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, and 1 tablespoon sour cream)
Meaty portobellos are paired with flavorful pancetta in this appetizer. Keep the cooked quesadillas warm in an oven set to low heat while you're preparing the rest.

Ingredients

  • Pico de Gallo:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Quesadillas:
  • 2 ounces chopped pancetta or bacon
  • 8 cups (1/4-inch-thick) sliced portabella mushroom(about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 163
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 7 g
  • carbohydrate 17.5 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 309 mg
  • calcium 132 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare pico de gallo, combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. To prepare quesadillas, cook pancetta in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove pancetta from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a medium bowl. Add mushrooms to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms to pancetta in bowl; toss well.

  3. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each of 4 tortillas; top each with 1/2 cup mushroom mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tortilla. Lightly coat top tortillas with cooking spray. Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Place 1 quesadilla in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are lightly browned. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges. Serve with pico de gallo and sour cream.