Cuban Quesadillas

Hi everyone! Who here needs a little cheesy goodness in their lives? I think I’ve put together something that will satisfy that need. When cooking, one of my favorite things to do is combine flavors and techniques from my favorite cuisines. I guess you could call it fusion cooking, but it’s just on a home level.
One of the things that really pair well together is a quesadilla and a Cuban pressed sandwich. In all fairness, pretty much anything is delicious in quesadilla form, but Cuban sandwich flavors work particularly well. The ingredients are simple to find, if you don’t have them on hand already, and they can be on the table in under 10 minutes. Paired with a little fruit salad or maybe even a cup of soup, these are perfect for lunch or dinner anytime.

Cuban Quesadillas
4 large Flour Tortillas
4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
8 slices Deli Ham
4 ounces Swiss Cheese, sliced or shredded
1/4 cup Dill Pickle, chopped
1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
Oil for brushing
Kosher Salt

Preheat a skillet or a grill pan over medium heat. Place one flour tortilla on a flat surface and spread with 1 teaspoon of the mustard. On half of the tortilla, layer on a little cheese, the ham, a Tablespoon of chopped pickle, and a Tablespoon of the onion. Finish with a little more cheese and fold over to close, pressing down lightly to help the ingredients stick together. 

Brush the outside with a little oil and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and ingredients. Place in the preheated skillet and cook until the cheese is melted and the outsides are crisp, about 3 minutes per side. 

Remove from skillet and let sit for 2 minutes before cutting, so you don’t lose all the yummy oozing cheese. Happily devour with the side dish of your choice, or enjoy them on their own! 

You can also make these ahead if you’re making them for a party or if you want to get ahead on your meal prep. Just assemble each quesadilla and place in the fridge, covered, until you are ready to cook. Then preheat the skillet, brush each quesadilla, and season with kosher salt and cook as directed. Enjoy! 

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  • Party Box Design
    August 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Ooooo these look really yummy + simple!!! Thanks for the great idea!