Monday, November 8, 2010

PB & J Quesadillas with Quick Fruit Salsa

I am participating in NaBloPoMo this month and really hoping to keep up with the goal of posting every day. I'm running late today, so here is a quick little lunch or after school snack that is sure to please any PB & J fans in your family. These quesadillas are something my kids like for a quick and easy lunch and sometimes that is just what you need.

PB & J Quesadillas

Soft Taco Sized Tortillas, flour or whole wheat are great (2 per quesadilla)
about 3-4 tbsp of peanut butter (per quesadilla)
about 1 tbsp of your favorite jam or jelly (per quesadilla)
2 tbsp butter -- or you can just spritz with olive oil

Spread 1/2 of your peanut butter on each tortilla, spread the jam over the peanut butter on one tortilla and sandwich them together.

Having the peanut butter be a barrier on each side helps the jelly not leak through or soak into the tortillas. Spread the butter on the outside of the tortillas, or spritz with olive oil on each side.

Heat griddle to medium heat and cook until the bottoms are slightly crispy and golden brown, flip over and cook the second side until it is also golden brown.

Quick Fruit Salsa

you can use any fruit here, sliced grapes and cubed apples are especially popular at our house, if you want to use cubed bananas, add them just before serving so they don't brown. For this salsa I used just an orange and some strawberries since that's what we had on hand.

1 orange, peeled and cut into small chunks
5 strawberries, cleaned, stemmed and diced
1 tbsp honey or grade B maple syrup

Put your fruits in a bowl and mix gently, drizzle honey or maple syrup over the fruits and let them sit for 10 minutes or so for the flavors to mingle. Serve with quesadillas.

1 comment:

Allison said...

What a cute idea for an after-school snack! Stashing this away in my memory. My son is only 10 months old, but I hope this is the kind of snack I make him when he is old enough to be coming off a school bus. :)

I've started a new blogging group that celebrates the printed cookbook. I'd love it if you joined us. It should be a lot of fun.

Thank you for the recipe!

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