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Crab Quesadillas With Avocado Salsa

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Stephanie, The Posh Pescatarian, delivers on delicious crab quesadillas with avocado salsa. A crisp flour tortilla stuffed with creamy black beans, cheese and succulent blue crab - perfect for an everyday meal or served as an appetizer. Better than any fast food!
Ingredients
  Crab 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour tortillas 4 Medium
  Low fat cheddar and jack cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Haas avocados 2 Medium
  Lime 1 Medium (zest and juice)
  Black beans 1 Can (10 oz)
  Red onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 3 Medium
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili 1 Can (10 oz), hot or mild
  Roma tomato 1 Medium
  Cilantro stem and leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Iceburg lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pan over medium high heat add a tbsp olive oil, rinsed and drained beans, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
2. Add 2 tbsp canned chilies and mash together with the black beans to get a chunky consistency.
3. Add a tbsp water to make sure the mixture is smooth and spreadable.
To make the salsa:
4. Crush garlic cloves, chop them finely and add into a medium sized dish.
5. Cut half red onion in half, peel it, cut and dice it and add to the salsa dish.
6. Cut the roma tomato with seeds and skin on and add into the salsa dish.
7. Dice a bunch of cilantro with leaves and stem and add to the salsa dish.
8. Grate zest of 1 lime and squeeze its juice over the salsa mixture and add salt, pepper and a little olive oil.
9. Cut avocado into chunks and mix into the salsa.

FINALIZING
10. Open the crab from the cover and empty into a cup.
11. On a plate place the tortilla, spread over the bean mixture, add grated cheeses and crab meat over it and fold.
12. On a grill pan over medium high heat spray a layer of olive oil at the bottom, place the prepared quesadillas and cook adding some more olive oil until done.
13. Once the quesadillas are cooked chop each into 3.

SERVING
14. To serve, on a plate or dish place the quesadilla, shredded lettuce as the base, cheese, crab, limes along the sides and then the salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Pan Grilling
Dish: 
Quesadilla
Ingredient: 
Crab
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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