Tomato and Mozzarella Quesadillas With Basil

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 679.62 calories
    • Calories 49 calories from fat
    • Fat 37.24 g
    • Sat Fat 14.1 g
    • Cholesterol 67.19 mg
    • Sodium 1336.8 mg
    • Protein 29.55 mg
    • Carbohydrate 57.62 g
    • Fiber 5.42 g
    • Iron 5.32 mg
    • Calcium 609.57 mg
  • August 2005

Ingredients

  1. Check 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  2. Check 12ounces grated or sliced mozzarella
  3. Check 2 tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. Check 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked
  7. Check 1/4cup pine nuts, toasted
  8. Check 4teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium. Place 4 of the tortillas on a cutting board and top with the mozzarella and tomatoes, leaving a 1-inch border.
  2. Season with ½ teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and top with the remaining tortillas.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the basil, pine nuts, oil, and remaining salt; set aside.
  4. Cook the quesadillas around the perimeter of the grill until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crisp and golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Immediately cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the basil salad.