Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe
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Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe

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These extra-special quesadillas take just minutes to make, but you'll want to savor them for as long as possible. Sprinkle the cheesy wedges with chopped fresh cilantro. —Daniel Shemtob, Irvine, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 3 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon or lox, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 453 calories, 28 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 1118 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. In another bowl, mix cream cheese and goat cheese until blended; spread over tortillas. Top half side of each with the salmon, shallots and red pepper; fold over.
  2. Place quesadillas on a greased griddle. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cheeses are melted. Serve with sauce; top with cilantro. Yield: 3 servings (2/3 cup sauce).
Originally published as Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p36

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"These were surprisingly good! Sauce definitely made the recipe. I substituted queso fresco for the goat cheese."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"The Taste of Home magazine where this was first published mentioned that the recipe is from the Lime Truck. I am a Southern California resident and have often sought out the Lime Truck to sample their delicious recipes. I was excited to try this recipe and it was delicious! My kids want me to make this every Friday in Lent."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Very different and delicious and the kids liked it too, although without the chipotle sauce (we gave them sour cream on top instead). Besides substituting roasted onion for the shallot I followed the recipe exactly (roasted red pepper in the oven, did not use canned). My only complaint is that with the chopping, mixing, and assembly required, the recipe did take a bit longer for me than what it states."

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