Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

A seasonal favorite~ Asparagus.  Easy and stylish, quesadillas made with fresh asparagus and soft goat cheese. A wonderful combination of flavors for your Southwestern fix. Perfect for family meals and fancy enough for guests. Yum!

•    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

•    1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

•    salt and pepper to taste

•    2 (10 inch) flour tortillas

•    4 ounces herbed goat cheese

•    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

•    fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish


1.    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.

2.    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.

3.    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.


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