Tomato Basil Quesadillas
Jason really looks forward to vine ripened tomatoes and fresh basil every summer. I always plant basil (grow in in a container on the deck). I usually make him tomato basil salad, but decided to give quesadillas with this filling a try. I also tried them on the grill - Jason loved them :) Jacob did too!
I'm not good at writing down my recipes, so here we go...
Tomatoes - diced and excess juice and seeds (just some, don't stress over this) removed (either roma, or any tomato of your choice)
Sliced scallions to your liking
finely diced onion of your choice - I usually use red or Vidalia
1 - 2 cloves garlic - minced
small handful of fresh basil - chiffonade slice or roughly chopped
drizzle with olive oil (or canola if you don't have olive on hand)
fresh ground black pepper
Tortillas - I like mission homestyle or azteca homestyle (I like flexible tortillas)
Cheese of your choice... mozzarella is good, I used grated colby jack on these ones
You can do this in the skillet or on the grill...
If using grill, use medium heat. Brush vegetable oil on one side of tortilla. Lay tortilla on grill, put cheese on half of tortilla. Put a layer of tomato/basil salad on top of cheese, and then put another small layer of cheese on top of salad. Fold empty half over covered side. Cook till done on both sides. Slice in quarters and serve...