Thursday, July 30, 2009

Colorful Pepper and Mango Quesadillas

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1 ripe but not too soft mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 serrano or jalapeno chile, minced, or some crushed red
pepper flakes to taste, optional
Flour tortillas (great to use two or three different colors/flavors)

Heat oil in large nonreactive skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onions, chili powder and
oregano. Sauté 2 minutes until softened. Add mango, cilantro, lime and hot pepper, if using. Stir
to combine well; let cool.

Makes enough for about 3 (9-inch) quesadillas; each makes 3 to 4 appetizer servings or 2 entree

For each quesadilla, spread 3/4 cup filling over the tortilla. Spread 2 tablespoons of your favorite
salsa over the filling. Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheese over the salsa and top with the second
tortilla. Quesadillas can be assembled a day before cooking and stored stacked on a plate,
covered well in your refrigerator. Bake quesadillas on a baking pan in a preheated 375 degree F
oven 10 minutes or sauté them in a nonstick pan sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Cook 2
minutes on each side until lightly browned and cheese is melted. After cooking, cut into 2-inchwide wedges and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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