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Simple Mushroom Quesadillas


5 quesadillas


2 tablespoons olive oil

500g cremini, button, or wild mushrooms, or a combination, thickly sliced

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1/2 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups grated cheddar or Monterey Jack, or a combination

A small handful of fresh cilantro leaves

10 (14cm) MASAMOR corn tortillas

To Serve


Jalapeño pepper


  1. Cook the mushrooms: In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until they release some of their moisture. Add the garlic and scallions to the pan and cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer, or until the garlic is aromatic and the scallions soften. Add the salt and pepper.

  2. Assemble and cook the quesadillas: Wipe out the skillet and place it over medium heat. (Alternatively, place a pancake griddle over the heat, or heat an electric griddle.) Once hot, place a tortilla in the pan and scatter with 2 tablespoons of cheese and 2 tablespoons of the mushrooms. Top with cilantro leaves and another 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Place a second tortilla on top and press down lightly. Cook on one side for about 1 minute, or until the cheese begins to melt. With a large spatula, flip the quesadilla over and cook for another 30 seconds, or until the cheese melts and the tortillas are lightly toasted with a few brown spots. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese, and filling. Alternative Microwave Method: Assemble the quesadillas as above. Place on a plate and microwave for about 1 minute, or until the cheese melts. Cut into quarters. (Your quesadillas will be softer and less crispy.)

  3. Serve: Cut each quesadilla into quarters as they finish cooking and serve while hot.

Alternatively, if you’d like to cook and serve all the quesadillas at once: Transfer each quesadilla as it’s done to a baking sheet in a 120°C oven to keep warm while you finish cooking the remainder. Serve the tortillas on a platter in the center of the table with salsa and some sliced jalapeños, if you like.

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