The season for slow cookers and dutch ovens is almost upon us. In an effort to relish the last bit of warm weather, Mike and I recently had a barbeque and grilled a whole turkey. (Which was an endeavor in and of itself, but was so worth it in the end when we were rewarded with tender, juicy meat with a subtly smoky flavor.) Anyway, after everyone had eaten their fill we were left with as much leftover turkey as we normally have after Thanksgiving dinner, so I knew I had to get creative with different ways to use it.
In this quesadilla, I used smoked Gouda to compliment the flavor of the grilled turkey but you can use any cheese you like (smoked mozzarella would also be amazing). Also, if you don’t have turkey, you can substitute shredded chicken or even deli meat.
(Yield: 1 serving)
2 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
2 oz cooked, shredded turkey (or chicken)
1 oz smoked Gouda, shredded
1/2 c baby spinach
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
1 small-medium tomato, diced
1 tsp fresh minced cilantro
Salt and pepper
Lime wedge (optional, for garnish)
On one tortilla, layer the turkey, cheese, and spinach; top with the other tortilla. Place the quesadilla in a medium-sized skillet (without oil) and cook on medium to medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is light golden brown on both sides, flipping once (about 3-5 minutes per side). For the raw salsa, in a small bowl, combine the onion, tomato, cilantro, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve the raw salsa with the quesadilla. Garnish with a lime wedge to sprinkle on top if desired.
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