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Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas Recipe

Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas Recipe

Grilled vegetables give these quesadillas their distinctive flair, while cumin and jalapeno peppers add a little zip. Field editor Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

  • 1. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes; turn. Place the squash, onion and jalapenos on grill; cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. When vegetables are cool enough to handle, remove corn from the cobs, chop the squash and onion, and seed and chop the jalapenos. Place in a large bowl.
  • 2. Stir in the basil, oregano, garlic, salt and cumin. Place 1/2 cup filling on one side of each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas over filling. On a griddle or large skillet, cook quesadillas in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until heated through. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla: 301 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"My sister and I loved this recipe. The two of us ate almost the entire batch the first time we made it! I mix up the filling ahead of time so it's a quick meal when we are in a hurry."

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