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Monday's Leftovers: Salmon Quesadillas with Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole

Monday's Leftovers: Salmon Quesadillas with Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole

An unexpected way to use leftover salmon from Sunday's Dinner is in a quesadilla. Sure, everyone has had chicken quesadillas, but tortillas filled with salmon are far less common. Jalapeno peppers provide a delicious kick when paired with the salmon and melted cheese. Sun dried tomatoes are a surprising flavor in the guacamole, making this a highly flavorful, super original meal. To start your week off with an exciting, easy dinner, get the recipe and


Salmon Quesadillas with Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole
From Robin Miller

Cooking spray
8 flour or whole-wheat tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or shredded Monterey Jack
2 cooked salmon fillets, pulled apart with 2 forks into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeno peppers
2 Hass avocados, pitted and flesh removed from skin
1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. Coat a large griddle with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
  2. Arrange 4 tortillas on a flat surface. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup cheese. Toss salmon with chili powder and place on top of cheese.
  3. Top with sliced jalapeno peppers and a second tortilla.
  4. Place tortillas on hot griddle and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cheese melts.
  5. In a blender, combine avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and lime juice. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, fold in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve quesadillas with guacamole on the side.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
more salmon? yuck
taraevans94 taraevans94 9 years
What a great idea and I love the flakiness of the tortilla in the picture. Yum! I think the jalapenos and salmon would pair well, actually.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
This sounds so freaking delicious. My two favorites: salmon and avocado.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
This sounds delicious more so because I loved cooked salmon fillets anyway. Mmm. :) They're great ladies.
ksw4543 ksw4543 9 years
I'm making quesadillas tonight, but with sauteed onions and red pepper with the mexican cheese and a side of saffron rice. Carb-heavy but sooo delish! :)
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 9 years
This sounds absolutely delicious!
emalove emalove 9 years
I want to eat this now...salmon AND guacomole...YUM!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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