Portobello quesadillas

Portobello quesadillas

Makes 4 servings

Here’s an unconventional way to enjoy portobellos. These meaty mushrooms are more robust and hearty than many of their relatives.

2 tablespoons olive oil + extra for brushing

4 portobello mushrooms, stems and black gills removed, caps cut into ½-inch strips

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup finely shredded Mexican cheese blend

8 (10-inch, burrito-size) flour tortillas

Tomato salsa for accompaniment

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Evenly divide the mushroom mixture and spread on 2 of the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese, and then top with the remaining 2 tortillas.

Wipe the skillet clean with a moist paper towel. Lightly brush the outsides of the quesadillas with oil. Cook one at a time over medium heat for 1 ½ minutes per side or until the tortillas are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve warm with salsa or chutney.