Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Good Food: Morning Quesadilla


Mornings during the week can go by in one big blur. Most of us are lucky to grab a cup of coffee and perhaps some breakfast sandwich at a fast food restaurant before heading off into whatever the day may bring. So why not treat yourself to a delicious (and healthy) breakfast on the weekends, when the pace tends to be a bit more relaxed? This Morning Quesadilla recipe will hit the spot with a spicy yet satisfying kick!

Morning Quesadilla
2 tbsp. butter
8 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk
4 green onions (diced)
1 jalapeno pepper (*optional) (diced)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
8 soft flour tortillas
12 oz. pepper jack cheese
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Tomato salsa (*Spice level depends on you)
Sour cream
Cilantro (Chopped)

Over medium heat, saute the onions and peppers with butter. Whisk eggs, milk, cumin, salt pepper and a little cilantro together in a bowl; add this mixture to the onions and peppers and turn down heat to scramble ingredients. In another pan, melt some butter and place one tortilla and 1 1/2 oz. of the cheese in the pan. Add in a spoonful or two of the egg mixture to tortilla and cover with cheese and a second tortilla. Cook for 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and remove from pan. Repeat process for remaining tortillas. Top tortillas with remaining cilantro. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

*Johnna's tip: With breakfast tortillas you can be just as creative as you would be with a fajita or taco of your choice. Make it healthier by using only egg whites, low fat sour cream and low fat cheese. We know, we know eggs have been getting a bad wrap, but this is fun way to twist up your eggs into a good breakfast...you can't feel but so guilty when there's flavors like jalapeno and onions filling up your palate.
Recipe courtesy of Johnna Rowe. Check out more of her tasty dishes at http://www.johnnaknowsgoodfood.com/.

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