Quesadillas are a delicious treat. They taste great warm, cold, as a main dish or even as a party snack.
But what are quesadillas and where do they originate from?
Quesadilla roughly means cheese tortilla. It is a meal that originates from Mexico and the tortillas are primarily filled with cheese and other various ingredients such as meat, beans, mushrooms, potatoes, spices or other fillings.
You can decide between a half quesadilla or a full quesadilla. Half a quesadilla is a single tortilla that has been filled and folded in half to look like a half-moon. A full tortilla has the filling layered between two tortillas. These are then grilled or fried.
Creamy Mushroom Spinach Quesadillas
I have decided to make half quesadillas filled with a creamy mushroom and spinach filling. Very easy to make and a nice light meal.
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 yellow onion
- 7 oz (200g) mushrooms
- 7 oz (200g) spinach
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 tortillas
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 5.7 0z (160g) cheddar cheese (I forgot to add the cream cheese and cheddar cheese into the picture. Both are very important to add!)
- 5.7 oz (160g) feta
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Preparation (40 minutes)
- Peel and dice the onions and garlic.
- Wash spinach and drain.
- Slice mushrooms.
- In a pan, heat oil, add onion and garlic, and sauté for about 3 minutes until the onions have a golden brown touch.
- Add in the mushrooms and fry for 10 minutes until the mushrooms look nice and done.
- Add in cream cheese and feta and simmer another for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the spinach.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Grate cheddar cheese.
- Now let’s fill those tortillas.
- Take one tortilla and fill one half with cheese, creamy mushroom, and spinach and top with more cheese. Fold tortilla.
- Do this for all the tortillas.
- Heat a pan and cook tortillas on both sides until a nice golden color and crispiness occur.
Mushrooms are full of different vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, all of which are essential for our health. They are very versatile in the kitchen and can be prepared as a side dish or as a main course. You can roast, stew, boil, grill, or gratinate them. Cultivated mushrooms can be eaten raw and give a special flavor when sliced thinly in salads or marinated in vinegar, oil, spices, and herbs.