Tomato and Cheese Quesadilla with Pickled Jalopeño

by Beyond Kimchee on February 1, 2014 · 7 comments

Tomato-and-Cheese-Quesadilla-AMy husband is a big fan of Denver Broncos, and YES! They are on Superbowl this year. He is very excited and claiming that this Sunday is his day to enjoy the big game. I am not a much of football person (nor any sports) but happy to join my husband and other millions of Americans for the excitement.

It is a quite American cultural thing to munch on finger foods on a big game night. It is the night where the greatest dips and chips, all the finger-licking good, and mouth-watering appetizers will shine on your party table.

 

Tomato-Cheese-Quesadilla-CI would like to add Quesadillas to join my game night finger foods list as well. Who wouldn’t love the warm ooey-gooey melted cheese wrapped in crisp tortillas!

So, here is my version of delicious and simple to make Tomato and Cheese Quesadilla. A hint of pickled jalopeño will spice up the flavor quite nicely.

This is the quesadilla that I make quite often whenever I have leftover tortillas, and my family always raved.

 

tutorialChop tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro.

 

tutorial-2Here is the pickled jalopeños. Chop one (or two if you like spicier) finely.

 

tutorial-5Combine the vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle a pinch salt, black pepper, and couple dashes of ground cumin.

 

tutorial-6Add Mexican blend cheese mix which are the combination of cheddar, jack, mozzarella, and colby cheese. Mix well.

 

tutorial-8Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium heat.

 

tutorial-9Place a piece of tortilla and spread the tomato mixture only a half side.

 

tutorial-10Fold over the other half and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.

 

tutorial-11Flip to the other side and cook until the beauty of gold-ness appear.

 

tutorial-12Slice into wedges and enjoy the ooey-gooey melted cheese oozing out.

 

Tomato Cheese Quesadilla-DYou can eat the way it is or serve with some sour cream. Delicioso!!

Invite families and friends over for the big game night of the year, and enjoy the party together with scrumptious food. If you are a huge chicken wings fan, try this Korean Fried Chicken or Non-spicy Korean Fried Chicken to impress.  If you like warm, hearty Italian finger food, you can’t beat the Stromboli with warm marinara sauce to dip in.

No mater what you make, or what other dishes are on the table, everything will be delicious. That is the magic of Superbowl night.

Oh, and also…, if you are a fan of Denver Broncos, please, shout with me. “Go Broncos!” – “Neighhhhh!!!

 

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Tomato and Cheese Quesadilla with Pickled Jalopeño

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: about 8

Tomato and Cheese Quesadilla with Pickled Jalopeño

Ingredients

2-3 roma tomatoes, chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 piece pickled jalopeño, minced
a pinch salt, optional
dashes freshly ground black pepper
couple dashes ground cumin
canola oil
1 package (7 oz, 1-3/4 cup) shredded Mexican cheese blend
8-10 flour tortilla (medium size)

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, jalopeño, salt, black pepper, cumin and cheese; mix well.
  2. Drizzle a little oil to coat a skillet and heat over med-low heat. Place a piece of tortilla on a skillet and spread about 3 tablespoonfuls of tomato-cheese mixture onto a half side of the tortilla. Fold over the other half side and press gently with spatula to sear. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip to the other side and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes adding a little more oil to the skillet if needed
  3. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm with sour cream.
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John@Kitchen Riffs February 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

This is perfect for the Super Bowl! Love the flavors in this, and it’s so easy to eat with one’s fingers. Always a feature when watching the big game! ;-) Good stuff – thanks.,

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jenny February 2, 2014 at 2:48 am

looks wonderful! next time, i humbly suggest adding some kimchi to your recipe. i was a doubter in the beginning but have since been converted to the kimchi-cheese combination.

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Nicole Liew February 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Hello Holly,
I love your recipes and most of all I love your photography. Which camera do you use as I am thinking of buying one for my course and I like taking photos of still life – flowers, objects, fruit and food!

Nicole

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Holly February 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I use Nikon D7000 and happy with it.

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Nicole Liew February 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Thanks for your kind reply. I shall have a look. Again, I have always wondered about hotteok as I frequent a Korean supermarket near me. They have these packets of flour already mixed for use. I think like cake-mx, they will never be as good as ones made at home! I can now learn how to make hotteok.

Thanks Holly! I wonder what you will come up with for Valentine’s Day…

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Holly February 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Nicole. I never used the pre-mix but home-made is always better.

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Deepa February 3, 2014 at 12:44 am

Hungry just looking at this! Never mind the superbowl, I’ll settle for a super-plate piled high with these gooey yummy wedges… :)

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