grilled apple, kale, & gouda quesadilla with sage

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We all know those long days at work where you really want spend minimal to no time on dinner, but you’re hungry for something good. Quesadillas are lifesavers for those nights. Why not get creative and try different things that you usually wouldn’t on a ‘dilla. On this one, I loaded it with lemon-soaked local apples, garden kale and gouda cheese. I grilled it and topped it with garden sage and a drizzle of honey (yes, local honey). Super quick for a weeknight dinner, lunch, or midnight snack. No judgements here. Just try it.

Ingredients – makes 2 quesadillas

  • 1 apple
  • 10 baby kale leaves
  • 4 oz gouda
  • spoonful of honey
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 8-10 sage leaves
  • 4 small flour tortillas (or 2 large)

Directions:

  1. Slice apple wedges fairly thin and soak the slices + kale leaves in a bowl with lemon juice. Slice gouda into thin pieces.
  2. When the grill is heated, place the tortillas on and spread gouda slices on 2 tortillas and the apple slices and kale on the other 2 tortillas. Grill on medium-low for around 5 -7 minutes.
  3. Once gouda begins to melt, flip cheese tortilla onto apple/kale tortilla. Cook for 1-2 minutes on med-low to melt the gouda more, then on med-high for about a minute or until quesadilla is crispy. Serve up with sage leaves and drizzled honey.

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