This month’s Eating the Alphabet Challenge has three different letter options—M, N or O. So many choices! But I chose M for Mango! Now, for me this was kind of an acquired taste and the texture of a fresh mango can be a little slimy for some people (a.k.a. my kids) but over the years it has become a fruit that I enjoy very much.
So when I thought to use Mango for this month’s challenge and with the summer heat on everyone’s minds these days it seems, I was reminded of some simple quesadillas that we used to make long ago and I had kind of forgotten about until my husband recently purchased a poblano pepper (instead of the Serrano I needed for my recipe). We discovered these tasty quesadillas with the spicy sweet flavor many, many years ago at a fun restaurant in the Austin area. When we got home we tried to recreate them because we loved them so much. And you know it’s no secret that we love quesadillas around here (remember my Pizza Quesadillas from last month?) I sometimes like to add purple onion to mine if I have some on hand.
With just four simple ingredients these are a snap to whip up. You can pan grill or real grill them and in just a few minutes you have a tasty treat that is great as a side or snack. I actually made these on our panini maker but it’s so easy to use! The whole family loves these quesadillas and I hope you will too. Enjoy!
- 2 medium size ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
- 1 poblano pepper, diced
- ½ cup purple onion, diced (optional)
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 8 flour tortillas (you can try whole wheat but the flour ones just seem to taste better to us)
- On one tortillas, spread 1 oz. cream cheese and top with ¼ mangoes and peppers and onions if using. Top with another tortilla and grill for about 5 minutes, flipping about halfway through. Remove from grill and slice into quarters. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve warm.
So, what’s your family’s favorite fruit or vegetable that starts with the letter M, N or O? Please share with us in the comments below!
Bloggers, I’d love for you to join our Eating the Alphabet Challenge. Follow us on Twitter too using the hashtag #EatingAtoZChallenge. Click here for details and to complete the form to sign up. And be sure to check out all these other fabulous blogger’s interpretations of the letter M. N or O—fruit, veggie or grain-style–this month by visiting the blogs below! I know I’m planning to try a few.
And be sure to check out my posts from previous months:
Letter A or B-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Letter C or D-Balsamic Parmesan Cauliflower
Letter E or F-Easy Eggplan Parmesan
Letter G or H–Ginger Garlic Broccoli
Letter I or J–Jicama, Avocado & Crab Salad
Letter K or L-Kiwi Salsa