A sweet-tart cranberry salsa is the ideal accompaniment to leftover turkey in this breezy quesadilla. With a hint of lemon and pear, the salsa is also good with chicken or pork. —Jodi Kristensen, Macomb, Michigan
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 small pear, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 flour tortillas (6 inches)
- 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
- 1 cup shredded reduced-fat white or yellow cheddar cheese
- For salsa, in a small saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until berries pop, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in pear, onion, jalapeno, celery, lemon peel and juice, and cumin.
- Preheat griddle over medium heat. Top one half of each tortilla with 1/2 cup turkey; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Fold tortilla to close. Cook on griddle until golden brown and cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes per side. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p15
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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009
"This recipe is excellent and I'd gladly make it again. My family loves it."