Grilling adds a mildly smoky note, the perfect complement to big flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile. Plus there's no dirty skillet to clean. Serve with store-bought pico de gallo or other salsa. Or, if you have a little more time, make our fresh pico de gallo.
Dress it up
Turn this everyday recipe into fun party fare by setting up a quesadilla bar with assorted fillings for your guests to choose, then grill their customized quesadillas to order. Some of our favorite fillings:
Cheeses: Try shredded Monterey jack, cheddar, or goat cheese.
Meats and seafood: Set out platters of grilled chicken, steak slices, bacon, and cooked shrimp.
Vegetables: Round it out with canned black or pinto beans (rinsed and drained); grilled corn, peppers, summer squash, zucchini, and onions; and sliced fresh green onions.
Sauces: Serve with the chipotle-lime sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.
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