Mexican Food motivat|er – two in one!

Two recipes tonight!

Peach Salsa and  Zucchini Black Bean Quesadillas  with Q for the VMAs!


Both were healthy, fresh, and so flavorful!  Lots of chopping, but very easy!

Recipes after the jump.

Grilled Corn, Peach and Basil Salsa (makes about 3 cups)

Salsa Recipe came from Diana! Thanks Diana, it was awesome!

  • 4 ears grilled corn, cut off the cob (I used drained canned corn, which I let ‘grill’ in a skillet for a while)
  • 2 large peaches, chopped (used white peaches which were very apple-like texture, which may have contributed to the less than juicy salsa, but still delicious!)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (used 2 Roma Tomatoes)
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 6 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • a few fresh squeezes of lemon juice
  1. Combine all ingredients together and toss.
  2. Season with the salt and pepper, then mix again.

“I find the salsa is best one it’s sat together for 2-4 hours. Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week.” -Diana

Zuchinni and Black Bean Quesadillas –  from Veggie Table

  • 2 pounds zucchini, grated
  • 1½ t salt
  • 30 oz cooked or canned black beans, drained
  • 12 oz Monterey Jack, grated
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (used poblano pepper for a tad less spice)
  • 8 eight-inch flour tortillas
  • olive oil
  1. Toss zucchini with salt in the colander, and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Combine zucchini with beans, cheese, green onions, and jalapeño.
  3. Brush one side of each tortilla with oil. Place four tortillas oil side down and spread each with one fourth of the zucchini-bean mixture. Top each one with an oil-side-up tortilla.
  4. place one quesadilla in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side, until golden.

And thanks Q for letting me use your kitchen to cook up this tastiness! Glad you enjoyed it!

Salsa was really good, but quesadillas definitely won the tasty award tonight!


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