Spicy Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

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Thursday evening was the first time in a while that I prepared a “what can I find in the fridge” meal!

It was a busy week and there wasn’t a lot of time for cooking or grocery shopping, so I had to work with what I had on hand!

I found my favorite Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo, some avocados, tortillas and a bag of cheese.  I knew I was making Mexican!

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Since the only quesadilla I currently have a recipe posted for on LLB is Italian (the Caprese Quesadilla) I decided it was time to add an authentic Mexican quesadilla to the line up!

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Ingredients (makes 8 small quesadillas)

  • 12 oz soy chorizo
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Begin by cooking up the soy chorizo in a small skillet for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, then add the chili powder and cumin.

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Next, juice the lime into the chorizo.

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Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes then begin preparing the quesadillas by adding the cheese to the tortillas.

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Next, add about 1/4 cup of soy chorizo to each tortilla.

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Then sprinkle with cilantro.

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Fold the tortillas in half and add to a skillet over medium heat that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.

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Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, then flip.  Once lightly browned on each side serve garnished with fresh cilantro.

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Add avocado on top for a burst of delicious creaminess!

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This recipe is a great, easy and quick weeknight meal!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

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Spicy Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 small quesadillas

Spicy Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

Ingredients

  • 12 oz soy chorizo
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking up the soy chorizo in a small skillet for 3-4 minutes over medium heat
  2. Add the chili powder and cumin.
  3. Next, juice the lime into the chorizo.
  4. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes then begin preparing the quesadillas by adding the cheese to the tortillas.
  5. Next, add about 1/4 cup of soy chorizo to each tortilla.
  6. Then sprinkle with cilantro.
  7. Fold the tortillas in half and add to a skillet over medium heat that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, then flip. Once lightly browned on each side serve garnished with fresh cilantro.
  9. Add avocado on top for a burst of delicious creaminess!
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