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Vegetable Quesadilla With Caramelized Onion Marmalade And Cilantro Sour Cream

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup assorted julienned grilled vegetables, such as red onion, bell pepper, yellow squash, and tomato
  • 8 medium-size flour tortillas
  • 1/4 pound grated Maytag or other white Cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro Sour Cream


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium-size sautÈ pan over high heat. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until they caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, parsley, and vinegar and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Set aside.
  • Combine the grilled vegetables in a medium-size mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and spread on 4 of the tortillas, leaving about a 1-inch border all around. Sprinkle the vegetables with equal amounts of the cheese, then top with the remaining tortillas. Gently press the edges together to seal.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully lay a quesadilla in the center of the skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Then, with a wide spatula, turn the quesadilla over and cook until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat the procedure using the remaining oil.
  • To serve, cut the quesadillas into 4 wedges. Arrange on individual plates and top with the onion marmalade and cilantro sour cream.