Roasted Poblano Cilantro Quesadilla

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.

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Roasted Poblano Cilantro Quesadilla-Recipe at cali-zona.com

Recipe:

Makes 2 Quesadilla

  • 2 Poblano Peppers – roasted – diced
  • 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
Instructions:
Peppers

Roast the peppers on the stovetop on medium high heat.  A gas stove works the best but it will work fine on an electric stove. Char the peppers on all sides turning with a pair of tongs.  When good and charred, steam them for 10 minutes in a covered dish or a paper bag rolled shut to hold in the steam.

Take a paper towel and rub off the char.  It’s ok to leave a little of the char.  Slice in half and remove the seeds and stems.

Quesadillas

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.

Flip a few times to evenly heat.  When golden they are ready to eat!

Serve with Refried Beans or Black Beans.

 It’s also great with Pico De GalloRoasted Poblano Cilantro SalsaHot Sauce de Arbol y Ancho or Chipotle Hot Sauce.

Health Benefits:

Poblano Peppers are extremely high in vitamin C; just one pepper has 95% of your daily value.  They are great for your immune system and help to reduce inflammation like in arthritis and asthma.  They are also helpful with the increase of oxygen helping the body to burn more calories 20 minutes after eating peppers.  They are full of vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium.

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.