Meatless Monday: No Recipe Quesadillas and Three Salsas




All of my previous Meatless Mondays have required following a recipe.  This has been a terrific way to try unknown ingredients and learn new culinary techniques.  This is the first week I’ve used the ingredients I had in the house to create my own recipe. 

 I began with cheese and tortillas, planning to prepare simple quesadillas.  I added spinach and other random vegetables that I found wilting in the vegetable drawer. Then, I cooked them on a non-stick pan, simply flipping and cutting when melted.



 I knew there was a soft mango in my fruit basket so I chopped and added onion, cilantro, salt, pepper and honey.  This delicious salsa is also a perfect topper for white fish. 



Next, I made a guacamole from avocados, onions, basil from the garden, garlic, salt and pepper. Tomatoes, peppers or other herbs can be added as well. 



Finally, I planned to assemble a tomato and cucumber relish as a third topping.  When I began chopping the cucumber, I realized it was mushy.  I looked around for a backup and spotted corn.  I mixed the corn and tomatoes with fresh chives, olive oil, lemon, tarragon, mustard and garlic dressing.



This dinner was a real crowd pleaser.  The kids loved how they could pick their topping, and, frankly, we adults did too. 

I’m proud that I could create a delicious, healthy Meatless Monday dinner without following a recipe and using the food I have in my house. 

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What are you cooking tonight?


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  • sounds delicious. also sounds like you have a lot of food in your house! also, it looks like your blog has been spammed by bots!

  • You must take after your father....looks great! Wish I was there.

  • You're becoming quite a creative cook. I'm really proud of you!

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