Post by chief_cook2 on Mar 4, 2007 17:09:30 GMT -6
8 8-inch flour tortillas 12 ounces grated or sliced mozzarella 2 tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Heat grill to medium. Arrange 4 of the tortillas on a cutting board. Arrange the mozzarella and tomatoes on the tortillas, leaving a 1-inch border empty. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and top with the remaining tortillas. In a medium bowl, combine the basil, pine nuts, oil, and the remaining salt; set aside. Cook the quesadillas around the perimeter of the grill until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crisp and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Immediately cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the basil salad.
Tip: Instead of grilling the quesadillas, try broiling them. Arrange them on a baking sheet and broil, turning once, until the cheese melts and the tortillas are golden brown.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
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