Spinach, Arugula and Maitake Mushroom Quesadillas with Charred Tomatillo Salsa
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Serves: 2-4
  • 4 medium tomatillos, husked
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired
  • ½ small yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro, leaves and tender stems
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar, added to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp canola or olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced thinly
  • 4 oz maitake mushrooms, torn into 1" pieces
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 oz goat cheese, separated into 8 even pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Maldon or Fleur de Sel for garnish and flavor, optional
  2. Place tomatillos, jalapeño onion and garlic on a dry skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until charred on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove to food processor. Add cilantro, lime juice, salt and cumin and puree. Stir in white vinegar, to taste. Cover and chill, if desired, or use warm.
  5. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add oil and garlic, stirring until fragrant, but not browned, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  6. Add maitake mushrooms and sauté for about 5-7 minutes until soft and brown at edges.
  7. Add arugula and spinach. Toss to coat with the oil and combine with the mushrooms and garlic. Turn off the fire and allow the greens to wilt. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Meanwhile, heat tortillas in a large, dry skillet or griddle, in batches, if needed, on one side until warmed. Turn and spread ⅛th of goat cheese on each tortilla. Once the cheese begins to melt, spread it and then add ¼ of the vegetables to 4 of the tortillas. Cover with the other tortillas to assemble your quesadilla and remove to a plate.
  9. Cut each quesadilla into quarters and serve with charred tomatillo salsa. Sprinkle with Maldon or Fleur de Sel for garnish and additional flavor.
Recipe by Jackie Ourman at http://jackieourman.com/spinach-arugula-and-maitake-mushroom-quesadillas-with-charred-tomatillo-salsa/