What’s For Dinner?
Mango Peach, Chicken and Bean Quesadilla
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
5:30 Challenge / 5 ingredients / 30 minutes
Never underestimate the power of a good condiment, as Patty Allen of Marietta demonstrates with her interpretation of a chicken quesadilla. Allen writes: “This dish is a wonderful combination of traditional quesadilla ingredients with the surprise of a sweet-spicy mango peach salsa. The salsa that I use (Garden Fresh Gourmet All Natural Mango Peach Mild Salsa) takes these tacos from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s a blend of tomatoes, onions, green peppers, pineapple, peaches, mango, jalapeños, lime juice and cilantro. Any peach salsa would probably work well, but I love the extra flavors in this one.”
Allen adds a healthful spin by using a whole-wheat tortilla, heart-healthy black beans and lean chicken breast. To cut the calories, choose reduced-fat cheese.
I used the generic Whole Foods brand of mango peach salsa and was very satisfied with the interplay of flavors. Other unexpected salsa varieties would also enliven the quesadilla. -- Jeanne Besser
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 1
1 (8-inch) whole-wheat soft tortilla
1/3 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/2 cup cooked and shredded skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained and patted dry
1/4 cup mango peach salsa