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Quesadillas with Home Made Red Pepper Hummus

This is a delicious snack to take with you on the road for, after work or in-between meals snack! Combining different styles and cultures in meals is a great way to bring creativity to your diet. This is a fusion dish where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine “hummus” meets Latin-cuisine “quesadilla” – flavor overload. As seen on Great Day STL

Ingredients for 2 chicken quesadillas and 2 mushroom quesadillas:

1/4 cup homemade red pepper hummus (Recipe is in blog)

10oz chicken breast raw

1 large Portobello mushroom cap (chopped into pieces)

4 small 100-calorie multigrain tortillas

1 small avocado (sliced into 4 equal portions)

4 tablespoons goat cheese

1/2 cup chopped red onion

2 tablespoons minced garlic

Fresh cilantro (garnish)

Pico de Gallo (Recipe will be presented during show)

Coconut oil spray


Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil spray and set on medium-high heat.

Sear 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in the skillet, then toss in chopped mushrooms. Sear and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring quickly with a spatula so that the mushroom does not completely wilt. Set the mushroom aside in a separate bowl.

Same steps and just as you did with your mushrooms cook the chicken for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the meat is white when cut and the juices run clear set to the side.

Chop vegetables. Thinly slice red onions, chop up fresh cilantro and remove the pit from the avocado and cut into thin slices.

Quesadilla assembly:

Spread about 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) of red pepper hummus on each wheat tortilla.

On one side of the tortilla, add half of chopped chicken breast (or half of sautéed mushrooms), a few red onion slices, one tablespoon goat cheese, a fourth portion of avocado and fresh cilantro.

Fold the quesadilla in half.

Spray a nonstick skillet with coconut oil and set on medium heat. Allow the skillet to heat up.

Add the quesadilla to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Be sure to press down on the quesadilla using a spatula so that it flattens out.

Remove from the skillet and enjoy with fresh Pico de Gallo, Greek yogurt or salsa.

Enjoy and be healthy!

Chef Martin.


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