Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tuna Quesadillas, Without the Wheat

This delicious recipe is sponsored by StarKist.

Tortillas seemed like one of those foreign foods I would never figure out how to make on my own. This cooking handicap never really bothered me though because I’ve never been a fan of quesadillas. I’m really not a meat, chicken, or heavy cheese-eater.

One of my friends who was getting married last summer had some of her friends over for a brunch one late morning. I remember scanning the buffet table and looking over the food and finding the expected wide array of quesadillas. This friend of mine always ordered quesadillas at restaurants. She believed quesadillas were one of those soul foods that our body needed in order to comfort us and make us happy. Some of the guests were looking at her with silly expressions, but she actually inspired me to try her quesadilla hype.

The last thing I was expecting was a tuna filling in the first batch. She later gave me a recipe card with these tuna quesadillas. She even made the tortillas from scratch for those guests who had any wheat allergies.

Tortilla Ingredients. Serving size: 2
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • Tuna Filling Ingredient
  • 2 Starkist Tuna Creations pouch, Ranch flavor
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 chunky salsa
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  1. Mix all tortilla ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Preheat cooking pan on medium high. If you drop a dot of water on the pan, it should create a sizzling sound right away, which means your pan is ready for the tortilla making.
  3. Drop 1/2 tablespoon of butter on pan, which should melt immediately.
  4. Pour tortilla mixture into hot pan, but remember not to make these too thick.
  5. Tortillas will be ready when bubbles start to appear and the edges slightly curl upward. Flip over.
  6. Remove finished tortilla and begin second tortilla.
  7. In the meantime, spread tuna, tomato, green pepper, and salsa. Remember to flip over tortilla on the oven.
  8. Lay the second finished tortilla on the quesadilla and place the whole quesadilla back on the pan and cover for a few minutes to warm the tuna filling ingredients.

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