Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas with Salsa


When I first moved to Pennsylvania, back in 2003, I worked as both a waitress and cook at this little place called Peacocks Cafe.  One of our signature dishes was the chicken and cheese quesadillas (or quack-a-dillas if you asked my friend Val).  They are very quick and easy to prepare and can be varied to suit many tastes.  I made the chicken and cheese for my hubby last night, a plain cheese one for Myles (well…don’t tell him, but I minced up some peppers and threw those in as well :P)  and these Spinach and Mushroom ones for me.

Serve them with salsa, guacamole or sour cream, if desired.


Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas


1 handful of spinach, washed and sliced fine

1/2 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced fine

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp olive oil

2 tortilla wraps (I used 50/50 blend of white and wheat)

1/4 cup grated cheddar


1. Saute the onions, garlic, and mushrooms in the olive oil over medium high heat until soft.  Add the spinach, salt and pepper, cooking until the spinach wilts.  Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Once hot, drizzle some more olive oil in the pan and dip the tortillas into this  on both side to distribute the oil.

3. Leave one tortilla in the pan, cover with cheese and the spinach mixture and top with the other tortilla.  When the bottom starts to brown, carefully flip over to cook the other side.

4. Remove from the heat and cut into wedges.  Serve with salsa.


Here is a very simple salsa recipe that is quick and easy to make.

Homemade Salsa


1/2 of a red onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 tomatoes, diced and smushed

2-3 jalepenos, diced

1 tbsp cilantro, chopped fine

juice of half a lime

1 tsp brown sugar, optional

salt and pepper to taste


1. Mix together all ingredients, tasting to adjust the seasoning.

2. Alternatively, blend for a smooth salsa.

One response »

  1. wow…this looks really good! I think I’ll try making it with light tortillas and reduced fat cheese to make it even a little more healthy. Thanks for the post!

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