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Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas

May 3, 2011 | Appetizers, Popular, Sandwiches

I have a strange habit when dining out. I land on a certain dish at a certain restaurant, then because I remember how good it was, I end up ordering the same thing every time I go there. Kind of odd for a foodie who you would think would like to try everything under the sun, right? Once such establishment is the small grill at a local executive golf course that I (attempt to) play with my girlfriends in the summer. I always, and I mean always, get the spinach and mushroom quesadillas – hold the sour cream, extra salsa please!Maybe because I just saw some of these friends on our little trip to the Bahamas, or maybe it’s just because it’s finally warming up and I can envision playing golf again, but I decided to take matters into my own hands (and kitchen) and make these for lunch. Start by caramelizing some sliced mushrooms.Add a hefty handful of spinach to the same pan……and cook until the spinach wilts down.Heat another skillet up and spray it with some cooking spray if you want – I think this helps crisp up the outside of the tortilla.Sprinkle on some cheddar cheese……then add the spinach and mushroom mixture to one half of the quesadilla. That’s my little trick. By spreading cheese on the whole thing but fillings on only one half, you can see when the cheese is melted……and that’s when you fold the cheese side over the fillings. Continue to cook on this one side until it browns slightly.Then flip it over and cook the other side.Slice it into wedges and enjoy with your favorite toppings!

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 medium mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 large handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa, for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a skillet and cook mushrooms over medium heat until caramelized. Add spinach on top and cook just until wilted. Spray a separate skillet with cooking spray and lay tortilla in the pan over medium high heat. Layer tortilla with cheese, then add spinach and mushroom mixture over one half. Cook until cheese starts to melt, the fold cheese side over fillings and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Serve with salsa and toppings of your choice.

 

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  1. I have a weak spot for mushrooms. Who needs meat when you have mushrooms?

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  2. I have a similar tendency Michelle. Nordstrom’s Cafe is a favorite in between meeting spot for myself and Highlands Ranch friends. I always have good intentions and I always get the Pear/Blue Cheese salad!

    This looks wonderful and easy…right up my I must try it alley.

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  3. Love these quesadillas. I do the same thing when I find something outstanding at a restaurant. Everyonce in a while I’ll be adventurous and order something else…and even if it’s good, always wish I would have gotten my stand-by.

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  4. Minimal ingredients… fast.. easy… I love it!
    And the meaty texture the mushrooms add, yum!
    – Brittany

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  5. Awesome recipe, i am going to do it together with my darling this evening. Hope i get it right! Cheers

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  6. Nice combination – my daughter loves mushrooms and spinach. I usually do spinach and corn for her lunch box, but will try this. For a couple of other interesting quesadilla ideas visit http://omnivore-almostveg.blogspot.com/search/label/quesadilla

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