Blue Cheese and Pear Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

January 3, 2008 2 Comments

Blue Cheese and Pear Quesadillas with Mango Salsa Recipe

This recipe was sent to me from Chef Enedina Andrews of The Clandestine Chef Experience out of Denver, Colorado. I interviewed Chef Andrews as part of my Novice2Pro Chef Interviews. This is one of her favorite recipes.

Blue Cheese and Pear Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 quesadillas

Blue Cheese and Pear Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

Ingredients

For the Quesadillas

6 oz of soft blue cheese Maytag blue

12 Flour tortillas

1 ripe pear, cut in thin slices

12 whole dried apricots, diced

1/2 cup red onion, diced

Canola oil

3 tablespoons honey

For the Mango Salsa

1 ripe mango peeled, cut in small dice

1 small jalapeno, cut in small dice

1/4 cup red onion, cut in small dice

Half of one lime zested & juiced

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Salt & pepper

How To Prepare At Home

For the Quesadillas

1. Take one tortilla spread the softened blue cheese taking care not to spread to the edges place pears, diced apricots, and red onion on top of cheese, top with an other tortilla.

2. Over medium heat, in a nonstick skillet add a little canola oil to cover the bottom of pan. Place the quesadilla in the pan cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, flip over cook other side.

3. Remove from pan drizzle with honey top with mango salsa and serve.

For the Mango Salsa

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl season with salt and pepper to taste.

Last modified on Mon 9 December 2013 1:14 pm

Comments (2)

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  1. zen herrera says:

    Love all your recipes. Don’t have to think anymore of what to cook, I just simply open your site and Presto! Thanks for your wonderful site, its a great help.

  2. Dana Lasswell says:

    Amazing! I left off the honey on the second one as it was a little sweet for me, but superb! I also tried it with carmelized red onions and that was great variation! Thanks so much!

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