Yum. I think this is my favorite quesadilla.
Three Sisters is an agricultural term for 3 main crops native to America; corn, squash and beans. The three plants benefit each other when grown together. They also benefit each other when eaten together!
Grating the zucchini and mixing it with the other ingredients, especially the cheese, melds all the ingredients and they come together in a cohesive satisfying filling. This isn’t overly cheesy like some quesadillas tend to be.
To make 4 really substantial and filling quesadillas you will need;
2 ears of cooked corn.
1 can of beans drained-I had black beans, use what you like.
2 zucchini grated then squeezed like you are making a snowball, to get as much water out so you don’t have a soggy quesadilla.
1 cup of grated cheese-I used Manchego and cheddar-goat cheese is really good too, you don’t need as much goat cheese.
I decided I wanted to add a jalapeno at this point-so I did, then I mixed everything up.
Now you just make a quesadilla; heat a tortilla in a pan, add the filling, put another tortilla on top of the filling, when the filling is warm and the tortilla is brown flip it and brown the other side. Be careful flipping it, sometimes the filling likes to jump out.
Cut it into wedges and eat.
I had some leftover filling so I made pizza.
Have a great week, see you at pickup.