Jalapeno-Pumpkin Seed Quesadillas

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat until they pop and jump.
  2. In a food processor, finely mince jalapeno and garlic.
  3. Add toasted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, parsley, salt and olive oil; blend until it reaches the consistency of paste.
  4. Spread 1/4 of the paste on a tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the cheese and 1/4 of the chicken, if using.
  6. Cover with another tortilla.
  7. Repeat, using remaining tortillas and fillings.
  8. Spray a griddle or heavy skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.
  9. Add a quesadilla.
  10. When one side is toasted, about 2 minutes, spray top tortilla with cooking spray and turn.
  11. Continue to cook until the second side is toasted and cheese melts.
  12. Cut in half or quarters.
  13. Serve with Roasted Red Pepper Cream.
  14. Roasted Red Pepper Cream: Blend together in a food processor or blender 1 cup light and firm silken tofu, 1 roasted red bell pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) and freshly ground black pepper.