How to make Pesto Quesadillas - Pesto sauce spread on tortillas, topped with mixed cheese and cooked.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Tortillas (तौरतिया ), Basil Leaves (बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pesto Quesadillas

Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
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Pesto Quesadillas Recipe Card

Pesto Quesadillas

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pesto Quesadillas Recipe

  • Tortillas 4

  • Basil Leaves grated 1/2 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Corn kernels 4 tablespoons

  • For Pesto

  • Basil leaves 3/4 cup

  • Garlic cloves 3-4

  • Pinenuts 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Olive oil 6 tablespoons + for drizzling

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1/4 cup


Step 1

To make pesto, roughly tear basil leaves and put in a mixer jar with garlic, pinenuts, salt, peppercorns, olive oil and blend. Add Parmesan cheese and blend to a coarse paste Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick tawa, place 1 tortilla on it, spread some pesto, sprinkle some processed cheese, some corn kernels and cover with another tortilla. Spread some more pesto, sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, some corn kernels and crushed peppercorns.

Step 3

Spread some pesto on a third tortilla, place it on the top of the tortillas on the tawa, pesto side facing downwards, and cook till the underside turns golden, flip and cook till the other side is done similarly. Drizzle olive oil on top. Similarly prepare the rest.

Step 4

Cut the quesadilla into wedges, arrange on a serving plate and serve hot.

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