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Monday, September 24, 2007

Balsamic Onions and Goat Cheese Quesadilla

This was an easy and tasty lunch last weekend in the middle of cleaning the house up. I could dive, face first into a vat of goat cheese, do a backstroke and float for hours in its lovely tangy creaminess. Can you tell I love it?

2 corn tortillas
1 small onion, sliced thin
3 tbsp (or more to your liking) soft goat cheese
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 springs thyme, leaves removed

Saute the onion slices and thyme leaves in 1 tbsp olive oil, over medium high about 7-10 minutes, or until caramelized and brown. Add the balsamic to the pan and continue to cook on medium heat, until the vinegar has reduced and the mixture is thick and glossy.

Meanwhile, shmeer (you know this method, don't you?) the goat cheese on both sides of the tortillas. Add the balsamic onion mixture to one tortilla and top with the other tortilla.

Cook on a griddle pan over medium heat, flipping once to brown both sides of the quesadilla and to melt the goat cheese.
Serve immediately.

9 comments:

roopa said...

I think I'm going to have to make this when I come home...AFTER I go running!

Peter M said...

Oooh, the sweetness of the onions, then the tartness of goat's cheese..great yin-yang goin' on!

Kevin said...

Goats cheese, onions and balsamic vinegar sounds like a great combination of flavours.

Kayte said...

my mouth seriously watered when i read this! i will be making this for myself very soon!

Janet said...

mmm, I have just recently "discovered" goat cheese, now I can't enough of it... in salads, in anything really. But in Quesadillas... now there's a good idea!

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K8teebug said...

I made these today for lunch. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe :)

Valli said...

I have a definite weakness for goat cheese. These quesadillas would be fantastic!!!!

MrsPresley said...

i recently discovered i love goat cheese...and these quesadillas look wonderful!