There’s nothing like a good fusion to get those taste buds popping. Such was the case the other night when a small taste of summer in the form of sun dried tomatoes and basil came my way. Since wheat and I are no longer friends, a caprese sandwich was out of the question, so what could I do?
There are lots of great options for gluten-free tortillas, and melted mozzarella never goes amiss, so how about a quesadilla fusion? A bit of Mexican styling and an arrangement of Italian ingredients made for a colorful, delicious result. Charles enjoyed them so much, he asked for them again the next night. That, my friends, is what I call success! Serve up your new fusion sensation with a good microbrew pale ale.
2 gluten-free tortillas (I used Food For Life’s Black Rice Tortillas.)
¼ lb mozzarella, grated
4 oz sun dried tomatoes
6 leaves of fresh basil
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons guacamole
Place a skillet over medium heat. On half of each tortilla, place tomatoes and basil. Scatter cheese over the top and scatter with a bit of pepper. Fold the uncovered half of the tortilla over.
Drizzle the skillet with a bit of olive oil and cook the quesadillas until the tortilla has browned. Carefully flip them over and continue to cook until cheese is melted. (If your house is chilly, help the process along by covering quesadillas with a lid.)
Remove to two plates and cut each quesadilla into wedges with a pizza cutter. Place a dollop of guacamole in the center of each creation and serve immediately.