Easy and elegant quesadillas made with fresh asparagus and soft goat cheese. A royal combination of flavors for that Southwestern fix. Perfect for family meals and fancy enough for guests. Delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook the asparagus, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.

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  • Spread one side of each tortilla with 1/2 the goat cheese. Place 1/2 the asparagus and 1/2 the cilantro on each tortilla, and fold tortillas in half over contents to form quesadillas. Brush the outsides of the quesadillas with remaining oil.

  • Place the quesadillas in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Cut in half and garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 22.4mg 8% DV; sodium 371.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (78)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
These were delicious - but I made a couple of changes. I used crumbled garlic & herb feta instead of goat cheese and I also added some shredded Italian-blend cheese. Additionally I sauteed 2 cloves of chopped garlic with the asparagus. I substituted green onions for the cilantro as well. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/01/2005
My family absolutely hated these. My two year old - who will pretty much eat everything ate them over a couple of days..but as for the rest of us - we ended up throwing them all on a combined plate and going out to eat. I suppose I am missing something here..but no thanks! Read More
(9)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
These were delicious - but I made a couple of changes. I used crumbled garlic & herb feta instead of goat cheese and I also added some shredded Italian-blend cheese. Additionally I sauteed 2 cloves of chopped garlic with the asparagus. I substituted green onions for the cilantro as well. Will definitely make again! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2004
These were great! I actually used some flour and some whole wheat tortillas and served them as an appetizer at a party. I also made the Zesty Black Bean Quesadillas With Cilantro Sour Cream from this site and the Colantro Sour Cream tasted really good with these quesadilla as well. Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2004
Really easy and delicious. I served this as a main course. The best quesadillas I've ever made! I'll be making these again and again for sure. Thanks so much Jane! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
This is such a tasty snack! I added pine nuts which really kicked it up a notch. It is quite rich due to the goat cheese but still bursting with flavor! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
These were great and hardly took any time at all. I had done the pan-fried asparagus from this site the night before and chopped up the leftovers for this. When I told my husband what we were having he was skeptical and accused me of feeding him "hippie food" since it has no meat. But he even made a second one for himself! Definitely a delicious fast and easy meal! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2011
I give this 5 stars making this recipe exactly as shown here. It was fabulous and the whole family loved it. For those of you who do not know Goat Cheese is very tangy (not sour) with a almost feta cheese quality/flavor/texture minus the "parmigiano reggiano" notes and nuances. I sauteed the asparagus as stated the first time but the second time I sauteed it under very high heat with crushed garlic that was browned to a sweet crisp. It brought out the depth of the cheese and allowed a full flavor combination to be experienced as an explosion of varying yet satisfying flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
Make sure you really love asparagus cilantro and goat cheese! The flavors are really strong. I loved this recipe but my family wasn't happy with it at all. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
This recipe was very easy very fast and was easily made into a single serving lunch dish. Since I had regular goat chesse I added dried basil chopped tomatos to mine to give it more flavor. This recipe would also be great with spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2007
Wow these are good! I've made them for dinner two nights in a row. I used green onions instead of cilantro and they were great! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
05/01/2005
My family absolutely hated these. My two year old - who will pretty much eat everything ate them over a couple of days..but as for the rest of us - we ended up throwing them all on a combined plate and going out to eat. I suppose I am missing something here..but no thanks! Read More
(9)