Crab Quesadillas with Avocado-Tomato Salsa

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
Mexican
Serves: 
4

These quick to prepare quesadillas are great as a main course or as an appetizer. They finish in the oven under the broiler. If you prefer, brown them in a nonstick skillet on the stove.

Ingredients

10 oz. queso fresco, crumbled
10 oz. lump crabmeat, picked over
4 red peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 med. red onion, diced
2 jalelpeños, seeded and diced
1⁄2 bunch cilantro, leaves only, roughly chopped.
8 flour tortillas (8-in.)

For salsa:
1 avocado, peeled and diced
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 jalepeño, seeded and diced
1⁄4 cup chopped red onion
2 limes, juiced
1⁄2 bunch cilantro, leaves only, roughly chopped
 

Steps

1. Assemble quesadillas by layering first six ingredients between four pair of flour tortillas. Cook quesadillas in 450° F oven for 8-10 min, or until tops are brown and cheese is melted.

2. Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.

3. Slice quesadillas in 6 triangles, and garnish with salsa.
 

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