Vegetable Kefir Quesadilla

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Vegetable Kefir QuesadillaThis recipe puts a new spin on the already Americanized Mexican food. This healthy and yummy Mexican inspired treat is definitely worth the effort. To top it off, it is maybe the only time I have felt full after a quesadilla. I like to have two of these bad boys with a Corona and the sunset, but that is just me.

 

Time: 45 min
Feeds: 2 -3
Ingredients:
• 3 medium sized potatoes
• 4 table spoons of kefir
• 2 garlic coves
• 5-7 button mushrooms (chopped)
• 1 zucchini
• 1 green chilli (remove the seeds and finely chop)
• 1 lime
• 3 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 cup of peas
• Handful of mint leaves (finely shredded)
• Half of 1 large onion (finely chopped),
• 2 green onions (finely chopped),
• 2 cups of graded cheddar cheese
• Flour tortillas
• Your favorite salsa
(Note on the ingredients, this may seem like a lot, but most of the veggies are just suggestions. This particular mix makes for a flavourful mix, but I would say that the cheese, potatoes and tortillas are the real backbone of this recipe)

Instrucions:

Boil the potatoes until they are tender, and then put them aside. Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan, and add the onions (finely chopped), green onions (finely chopped), green chilli and the crushed garlic cloves. Cook for about 5 minutes. During this time you can quickly cook the mushrooms and zucchini in the microwave for 4 minutes with just a bit of water.

Once the onions are soft, add the potatoes and mash into the mixture. With the potatoes good and mashed, add the lime juice and mint. Now to keep the quesadilla filling from going dry, add two table spoons of kefir. This makes the potatoes real creamy. Toss in the cooked mushrooms and zucchini as well as the peas.
Take out another frying pan and brush it with just a bit of olive oil to brown the tortilla a bit. Now set a tortilla on the pan and add some of your filling to one side of the tortilla. Add a healthy portion of cheese (remember, it is a quesadilla that we are making here) and fold it up. Flip the it once the cheese starts to melt and get the other side of the quesadilla cooked a bit.
Right before eating, open the quesadilla up and top it off with some salsa and kefir as you would apply sour cream. Enjoy!

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