Monday, May 7, 2012

BRIE QUESADILLA WITH GRAPE SALSA


It was May 5th, Cinco de Mayo. I had the party planned. Mariachi music, Margaritas, and Mexican food. It was also week 14 of the Food Matters Project.

This week Alissa chose Five Quick Salsas for Chips, Dips, and Other Stuff. Perfect! I decided to make quesadillas for appetizers. Queso Fresco and Pico de Gallo. Then I heard some clanking in the liquor cabinet. I already had the margarita fixins out....so????? "Mint juleps" he said. What??? "It's Derby Day and we always have Mint Juleps".

So....it became Bourbon and Brie and a little fancy grape and mint salsa on top.

Just as much fun.


BRIE QUESADILLA WITH GRAPE SALSA

1 cup red or green grapes
1 TBSP. coarsely chopped red onion
1/2 jalapeno
1 TBSP. fresh mint
1 TBSP. fresh cilantro
Juice of one lime
Flour tortillas
Brie cheese ( chilled in freezer for 1/2 hour to make it really easy to slice)
Vegetable oil

Coarsely chop the grapes, red onion, jalapeno, mint, and cilantro. Combine in a small bowl and add the lime juice. Mix well.

Remove brie from freezer and slice (removing rind).

 In a large saute pan, heat enough oil to just cover the bottom of pan. Add tortilla and place cheese over it. A 6" tortilla will use about six 1/2" slices. Cover cheese with another tortilla. When tortilla is golden brown on bottom, flip over and cook until golden on the other side.

Remove from pan and let sit for a few minutes before slicing. Cut into wedges and serve with the grape salsa on top.

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23 comments:

sandra said...

What a great idea - melding two celebrations into one! I love your grape/brie combo.

Lena Mumenthaler said...

Do you freeze the brie to make it easier to slice?
The grape salsa sounds really delicious, I'll have to keep this recipe in mind for another quick lunch.

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits said...

Your dish is so tempting. I love all the combinations that people have come up with.

Margarita said...

I had grapes and brie this weekend too!

Evi said...

Haha- what a great way to stay on your feet! Love the last minute changes, and delicious recipe!

Lexi said...

Thanks Sandra!

Lexi said...

Hi Lena, Yes, freezing the brie makes it really easy to cut nice slices. Thanks for asking, I added that to my recipe. Today we had the salsa on a sandwich and it was really good.

Lexi said...

Hi Mireya, We loved this combination.

Lexi said...

Margarita, don't you love Brie and Grapes!

Lexi said...

Thanks Evi!

Elaine said...

This recipe is calling to me "make me, make me". What a creative combination.

everydaymaven said...

Great combo Lexi!!

vanillalemon.com said...

This looks like THE perfect meal!! De-lish!

Prairiesummers said...

what a clever idea!

Lexi said...

Thanks Elaine!

Lexi said...

Thanks Alyssa!

Lexi said...

Thanks Jenn, it was really good.

Lexi said...

Thanks Jen!

Cookie and Kate said...

Grape salsa with brie?! Brilliant!

Kelly's Kitchen said...

This looks incredible! I love the combination of flavors!

Lexi said...

Thanks Kate!

Lexi said...

Thanks Kelly!

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