These Green Goddess Quesadillas
Author's name =HD RAHUL RANA
People use the term “green goddess” for just about any recipe with a lot of green in it, but classic green goddess dressing is a combination of herbs–parsley, tarragon, and chives, to be exact–blended with spinach or watercress, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, and mayo.
There are variations, of course–some recipes add sour cream or different types of vinegar, others add basil or even cilantro. But the idea is the same: a dressing that’s herbaceous, creamy, and bright.
These Green Goddess Quesadillas have all three of those elements, but in slightly different forms. Herbs, spinach, garlic, lemon juice and oil are combined with raw cashews in a food processor to make a green goddess pesto; melty Monterey jack cheese is added to the quesadillas for maximum creamy cheesiness. And it’s all sandwiched in a crispy green tortilla. Gotta keep it green, right?
Normally I load my quesadillas with tons of vegetables and beans, and you can absolutely do that with these–cannellini beans would be quite nice, as would chopped broccoli, zucchini, shredded carrots, or sautéed mushrooms. But I prefer keeping these simple so the flavor of the pesto really comes through.