You won’t believe how delicious this quesadilla is! Everything tastes good with roasted poblano in my opinion though. It goes perfect with the homemade Black Beans, Pico de Gallo and/or Hot Sauce de Arbol y Ancho.
Recipe: Makes 2 Quesadilla
- 2 Poblano Peppers – roasted & chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves
- Quesadilla Cheese or Jack Cheese – shredded
- 2 Flour, Spelt, Whole Wheat or Gluten Free Tortillas
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Roast the peppers – How to Roast Peppers.
Remove stem and seeds then cut peppers into small cubes.
I used a cheese called quesadilla which taste like a cross between jack and mozzarella.
Shred the cheese.
Put about 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan then place two tortillas in the pan.
Coat one then flip them both over to coat the other tortilla.
Place oily sides of tortillas together and coat each of the tortillas other side then heat until slightly cooked.
I like to heat the tortillas this way because it slightly cooks the insides and allows you to cook the outside as little or as much as you like.
Flip tortillas so uncooked sides are on the outside.
Take one tortilla out for a minute and put cheese on half of the cooked side, add poblano peppers and cilantro then fold. Repeat with the other tortilla.
You can add more cilantro and poblano if you like.
Poblano Peppers are extremely high in vitamin C; just one pepper has 95% of your daily value. They are great for your immune system; poblanos help reduce inflammation like in arthritis and asthma. They contain lycopene (a powerful antioxidant, giving many fruits and vegetables their color, especially tomatoes), which is great for the prevention of cancers in the bladder, prostate, cervix and pancreas. They are also helpful with increasing oxygen so the body can burn more calories 20 minutes after eating peppers.
Cilantro is an immune-booster that helps detoxify the body by loosening them from the tissue, binding to and pulling out toxins and heavy metals. It helps promote a healthy liver function and is an overall digestive aid. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that may help symptoms of arthritis and joint pain. It also helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar. It is rich in antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins (one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K), and dietary fiber.