After the sweetest strawberry recipe ever (Strawberry Whoopie Pies), I thought it would only be appropriate to combat our sweet-tooth with something from the world -‘o- savory. Enter: Strawberry, Spring Onion, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas. I, too, raised an eyebrow (yes I have that skill) when considering such a recipe.
It started while wandering the stalls at the farmer’s market, I couldn’t go too far after having picked up my two gallons of strawberries. Also, let me add that I was carrying my one-year-old in the Bjorn and had a three year old pulling on my leg. Yes, it was quite a cluster. As I plopped down at a stand to reorganize, I felt obligated to purchase produce whilst there. I mean, the dude at the stand even wiped snot from my kids face. So, yes, I will take a bunch of spring onions, thank you.
Clearly, I had no more room or time for shopping, and I wandered back out towards the car. Only, I got lulled by the sweet gentle pull of Bosky Acres, known for their homemade goat cheeses. Ok. I’m in. And, then, I really did leave.
My tote was kind of like a basket on the Food Network show, Chopped: strawberries, spring onions, herbed goat cheese. Yes, I can do something with that. Add a tortilla, some mozzerella and some aged balsamic or crushed red pepper infused honey and we’ve got ourselves a winning meal.
Here’s how one-nice-meal was served to my family al fresco. It’s pretty easy to duplicate even if you eliminate the aimless wandering at the farmer’s market from the cooking process. But, that process sure was fun. Regardless, I encourage you to make these:
Strawberry, Spring Onion and Herbed Goat Cheese Quesadillas
8 whole grain tortillas
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bunch of large spring onions (large green onions), rinsed well, then thinly sliced.
2 cups strawberries, sliced
4 ounces herbed goat cheese, crumbled
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
Directions: Saute spring onions over medium heat in skillet with one tablespoon of butter. Saute until soft and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Remove to small bowl. Reheat skillet and coat with cooking spray.
Lay in one tortilla, top goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, onions, and strawberries. Top with another sprinkling of cheese and second tortilla.
It didn’t occur to me to top it off with something fancy until I had nearly finished the thing, but had I, I think it would be been super-fabulous with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of honey infused with red pepper flakes. Super. Yum.
Honestly, this was one meal that I wasn’t exactly sure anyone in the family would enjoy. But it was a TOTAL success; my one year old actually searched through his bib to find any missing pieces. He only does that for french fries. And now… Strawberry, Onion & Goat Cheese Quesadillas. He’s so modern. 😉