Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pie... savory, not sweet

Apple pie. Pecan pie. Pumpkin pie. Quesadilla pie? I warned you in the title of this post that we were talking savory not sweet, didn't I? 

During some internet browsing, I saw this recipe for quesadilla pie. It looked like a great addition to dinner staples that are simple, fairly fast to put together, and can fall into the "one pot wonder" category. "One pot wonders" are the best - grains/fiber, protein, veggies, dairy - brought together to create a party in your mouth! Here was what I came up with:

Quesadilla Pie
  • Diced leftover grilled turkey
  • Diced organic onion
  • 1/2 - 3/4 can black beans (rinsed and allowed to air dry a bit)
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • 3/4 can green enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 C. organic Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen organic spinach (thawed, water squeezed out)
Dice turkey, onion; Rinse black beans; Mix together enchilada sauce, yogurt, spinach; Butter glass pie dish; Place 1 tortilla in dish as bottom layer; Spread enchilada/spinach mixture, sprinkle turkey, onions, beans, cheese; Add tortilla; Repeat filling; Add top tortilla; Butter a bit and sprinkle with cheese. I followed the same baking instructions as the above recipe: 30 minutes covered at 350 degrees then 15 minutes uncovered at 400 degrees. 

Served with some avocado and lime juice, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and a splash of salsa - definitely a pie worth remembering, even if the dollop wasn't whipped cream...

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that sounds awesome!!! This will definitely be made at our house VERY soon.