As we’ve grown more sophisticated in this life, so have our quesadillas. Gone are the days of the microwaved renditions of our youth (they got the job done, but they definitely weren’t delicious). This version is jam-packed with flavorful roasted sweet potato and poblano, plus two types of gooey, melty cheese (did you really think we could choose just one?!). Of course, we could never forget about the toppings—here, there’s a crunchy radish salsa and dollops of spiced lime crema. Now for the fun part: piling on a little bit of everything to construct the perfect bite!
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Southwest Spice Blend
• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. • Peel and dice sweet potato into ½-inch pieces. Toss on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. • Roast on top rack, tossing halfway through, until browned and tender, 20-25 minutes. Transfer roasted sweet potato to a medium bowl. • Heat broiler to high.
• Meanwhile, core, deseed, and dice poblano. Halve, peel, and dice onion; mince a few pieces until you have 1 TBSP (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Finely chop cilantro. Dice tomato. Trim and finely dice radishes. Quarter lime. • Place ½ tsp Southwest Spice in a small bowl and reserve for step 4 (you’ll use the remainder in the next step).
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano and diced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until tender, 5-7 minutes. • Once sweet potato is done roasting, add to pan along with remaining Southwest Spice. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Turn off heat.
• In a second medium bowl, combine radishes, tomato, cilantro, minced onion, a squeeze of lime juice, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. • To bowl with reserved Southwest Spice, add sour cream, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.
• Rub one side of each tortilla with a drizzle of oil. Place tortillas, oiled sides down, on baking sheet used for sweet potato. (Use 2 sheets for 4 servings.) • In a second small bowl, combine cheddar and mozzarella. • Sprinkle half the cheese mixture onto one side of tortillas. Top with veggies, then sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Fold tortillas in half to create quesadillas.
• Broil quesadillas until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. (Broil in batches for 4 servings.) TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning. • Cut quesadillas into wedges and between plates. Top with salsa and crema. Serve with remaining lime wedges on the side.