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Grilled Mushroom Quesadillas

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  • Courtesy of the Mushroom CouncilGrilled Mushroom Quesadillas

      Courtesy of the Mushroom CouncilGrilled Mushroom Quesadillas

 

2 pounds fresh white button mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 6 tortilla sandwich wraps (such as Flatout brand) 2 cups (around 8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheese, such as Cheddar and Monterey Jack 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced 6 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves (optional) Salsa verde and diced tomatoes, for garnish

On a grill: While grill heats, toss mushrooms with oil and sprinkle with salt. Cook mushroom in one layer in a grill basket, in batches if necessary. Cook until one side is deep brown, about 6-10 minutes; turn and grill other side till a similar color is achieved, another 6 to 10 minutes. Cooking times may vary.

If sauteing: heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a single layer of mushrooms and cook, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until mushrooms become red-brown on one side. Add salt, flip mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes more, until other side is same color.

While mushrooms cook, assemble quesadillas; distribute half the cheeses and all avocado slices on left half of six tortillas. When mushrooms are done, distribute mushrooms and cilantro leaves, if desired, among tortillas and top with remaining cheese. Fold tortilla in half and grill or warm in skillet until cheese begins to melt, then flip to cook other side. Transfer to cutting board, cut into wedges and serve with salsa verde, tomatoes and additional cheese.

Serves six.

Cook's note: If a grill basket is not available, layer several sheets of foil together and fold up sides to make a shallow pan, or use a disposable foil pan. Add a single layer of mushrooms and cook, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until mushrooms become red-brown on one side. Flip mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes more, until other side is same color.

@Recipe nutrition:Nutrition values per serving: 477 calories, 28 g fat ( 9 g saturated), 28 g carbohyrates, 9 g fiber, 0 protein, 36 mg cholesterol. 0 sodium.

Mushroom Council

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