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Sara Quessenberry
Recipe by Real Simple September 2005

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Credit: Frances Janisch

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat grill to medium. Arrange 4 of the tortillas on a cutting board. Arrange the mozzarella and tomatoes on the tortillas, leaving a 1-inch border empty. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and top with the remaining tortillas. In a medium bowl, combine the basil, pine nuts, oil, and the remaining salt; set aside. Cook the quesadillas around the perimeter of the grill until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crisp and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Immediately cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the basil salad.Tip: Instead of grilling the quesadillas, try broiling them. Arrange them on a baking sheet and broil, turning once, until the cheese melts and the tortillas are golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts

calcium 609.6mg; 680 calories; calories from fat 49%; carbohydrates 57.6g; cholesterol 67.2mg; fat 37.2g; fiber 5.4g; iron 5.3mg; protein 29.6mg; saturated fat 14.1g; sodium 1336.8mg.
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