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Peach Quesadilla

July 31, 2010

The other day during dinner, I asked the Omnivore if he’d ever order this meal in a restaurant.


Why not?

Because it isn’t free.

Food at home isn’t free, either, honey. 🙂

You know what I’m trying to say.

Well, I may know what he’s trying to say, but you don’t.

He is such a vanilla guy when it comes to eating out in restaurants.  He’ll try innovative concoctions only at home, where the food has been purchased previously (and by default he isn’t exactly paying for a bad restaurant experience) and there’s a back-up plan should the meal not be to his liking.

But I must say this, he’s never eaten one of my crazy ideas and been forced to rely on a back-up plan.  And this dish was a grand slam.  Peach quesadillas with blue cheese and caramelized onions!  Oh my oh my.  The combination and textures were heaven on earth.  Give it a try before you say goodbye to peaches this summer!

Peach Quesadillas (4 servings)
4 8″ whole wheat tortillas
2 peaches, thinly sliced
3 onions
2 1/4 oz blue cheese

Slice onions very thinly.  Place in a large stainless steel skillet sprayed with olive oil.  Turn heat to medium and cover onions, cooking for about 10 minutes.  Remove lid and cook uncovered, 25-35 more minutes until onions are deep golden.

Each quesadilla gets about 3/4 oz of blue cheese.  Arrange half the amount of cheese on one side of the tortilla.  Top with 1/2 of a sliced peach.  Add the final layer of cheese and 1/4 of the caramelized onions.  Wipe out the skillet in which you cooked the onions and coat with cooking spray.  Place the entire tortilla in the pan.  Cook on medium.  After about 15 seconds, the tortilla should be flexible enough to fold.  Fold tortilla in half and continue cooking 2-3 minutes.  Flip and cook 3-4 minutes on the opposite side.  Let cool slightly before cutting and serving.

4 servings
Calories 248.7
Total Fat 7.8 g
Total Carbohydrate 36.9 g
Protein 8.7 g

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Notes from the Fatty File permalink
    July 31, 2010 10:45 am

    Gah! This looks amazing! Right up my alley in terms of sweet/savory. I am going to try this one this week and plan to hit up the farmer’s market today for fresh peaches. Thanks for sharing.

  2. July 31, 2010 2:14 pm

    I would have never thought to use peaches in a quesadillas but those looks delicious!! I might have to try this recipe but maybe with another cheese since I’m not a huge blue cheese fan..

  3. July 31, 2010 3:08 pm

    When I read the title I thought maybe you were making a dessert quesadilla. but these sound amazing. I’m definitely fitting them into my meal plan.

    • brannyboilsover permalink*
      July 31, 2010 4:55 pm

      Dessert quesadilla! What a novel concept!

  4. August 2, 2010 8:04 pm

    See, I’d eat that – but my H would not.
    Something about “fruit not being food”

    Whatever – that looks AWESOME. Love the combination.

    Then again, I’m the girl who dips popcorn into icecream at the movies, and french fries into sundaes at mcdonalds.

    LOVE savory/sweet!


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