Beet & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Chile-Lime Crema
To prepare crema: Whisk yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon chili powder and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.Advertisement
To prepare quesadillas: Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add beet, cover and steam until fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with chili powder, salt and pepper; lightly mash with a fork.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add beet greens (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until slightly wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the greens into the mashed beets. Wipe out the skillet.
Spoon about 1/3 cup of the beet mixture and a scant 1/4 cup goat cheese onto each tortilla; fold closed.
Using 1 1/2 teaspoons oil per batch, cook quesadillas in the skillet over medium heat, 2 at a time, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with the crema.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate crema (Step 1) and beet mixture (Steps 2-3) separately for up to 2 days.
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 1 1/2 fat