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 & 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

Instructions:

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

Flip a few times to evenly heat.  When golden they are ready to eat!  Serve with Refried Beans or Black Beans

 It is good with Pico De GalloRoasted Poblano Cilantro SalsaHot Sauce de Arbol y Ancho and 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; 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.

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Roasted Poblano Cilantro Salsa

This is a mild salsa, and very versatile.  Use on burritos, tacos, quesadillas, in soups, add olive oil for a sauce like we did for our Roasted Poblano White Bean Soup  it’s also great on buttered toast or whatever you can come up with.

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Recipe - 1 – 1 1/4 Cups

  • 2 Poblano Peppers – roasted
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 1 – 2 Jalapeno or Serrano Peppers
  • 1 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon  Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste

Instructions: 

First Roast Poblano Peppers

Cut off stem and remove seeds add to food processor

Put onion in a pot of water and bring to a boil then cut in half and add to the food processor

Measure lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, sea salt,  jalapeno or serrano peppers and garlic then put everything in the food processor or blender and blend until pureed

Health Benifits:

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.

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