I had some leftover pears I wanted to use after making the Warm Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake, and came across this recipe on MyRecipes.com. I normally don't care much for quesadillas, but the pear salsa intrigued me. At the same time, I wasn't sure if I would like it, especially since I wasn't sure what a pear salsa would taste like. There were a few good reviews on the website, though, so I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did! This meal comes together so quickly, and it is so good!
I did not have any mint on hand so I substituted cilantro, but I'm anxious to try this recipe again with the mint. Along with the Pineapple Black Bean Enchiladas, this is the second Mexican dish I have made recently that includes fruit! :)
Jack Quesadillas with Pear Salsa
from Cooking Light
To prepare salsa, combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; cover and chill.
To prepare the quesadillas, place 1 tortilla in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, and top with 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons onions; top with a tortilla. Cook 3 minutes, pressing down with a spatula until cheese melts. Turn carefully, and cook until thoroughly heated (about 1 minute). Repeat procedure with the remaining tortillas, cheese, and green onions. Cut each quesadilla into sixths; serve with pear salsa.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 4 quesadilla wedges and 1/2 cup salsa)