Are you ready for a seriously delicioius sweet and salty grilled quesadilla?
Spending time outside was a big part of my childhood. It was the time, when we didn’t have computers. And even when we got a second hand computer, it only had two games – Prehistorik and Prince of Persia.
Instead of playing those two (totally awesome) games, I prefered hanging out the kids from my street. I lived (and still do) in a street with almost no traffic, which meant the parents let us run around like crazy all over the place.
Our favourite game was hide-and-seek. We’d wait until it got dark and then played it. Much harder, much more exciting!!! 🙂
During the day, we played cards. We even invented our own games or even make our own board games 🙂 I still have some stacked somewhere in my closet!
A big part of spring/summer days on the street was hanging ut in our cherry tree. No treehouse necessary, just an old wood board placed between two branches and we got our fun.
The cherry tree is still majestically standing in front of the house. No kids hanging on it, but it still produces the best cherries around.
Sorry neighbours… 🙂
Grilled quesadilla with cherries anyone?
Today’s recipe is dedicated to the delicious sweet red cherries from that very tree. And they are in season now 🙂
I stuffed them in a quesadilla!
I never order quesadilla in a restaurant. Why? Because it is always too small (I eat a lot!) and overpriced. But I love it so much. So I made these cherry quesadilla with brie, bacon and arugula. I added some crushed chilli for spiciness and balsamic vinegar for acidity. And that’s it!
It is gooey, smokey and sweet. Can it even get better? Oh, yeah. It is spicy too 🙂
You can pop it on the grill, while you’re having a barbaque party. I assure you, everyone will thank you 🙂
Let’s get this bbq party started!
- 8 small tortillas
- 200g cherries
- 200 g brie
- 60 g /12 slices bacon
- a handful arugula
- chilli flakes to taste
- balsamic vinegar to taste
- Preheat the oven to 175 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Deseed the cherries.
- Place deseeded cherries on one half of the tray and bacon on the other. Make sure there's a little space in the middle.
- Roast for 10 minutes or until the bacon gets golden and crunchy.
- Place brie, bacon, cherries, arugula and chilly flakes on a tortilla and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with another tortilla and press down.
- On a grill or in a grill pan, grill for 2 minutes each side, until they get golden and grill marks are visible.