Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

asparagusGive this simple fifteen minute recipe a try. It makes for a great dish, whether your entertaining guests or dining in. Are your taste buds ready?

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

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.

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.

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.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe from; photos by Michelle Spatzo on Picasa