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Grilled Corn Quesadillas | Taste and Tell
Am I totally throwing you off here?  Are you thinking that maybe you skipped Friday and it’s all of a sudden Saturday?

Ok, so for the last – oh goodness, I don’t know how many years – I have been doing one of my favorite features here – Saturdays with Rachael Ray.  And also for the last year+, I’ve been doing Blogger Spotlights.  Well, as I sit here and type with swollen ankles, I have decided that something has to go.  At least for the next 3 or 4 months, until after the baby comes.  I’m human, and I just can’t keep up anymore.  I have actually been thinking about this for weeks and weeks, but I love Saturdays with Rachael Ray, and I love the Blogger Spotlights.  And I don’t want to give up one of my two recipe posting days.

So, I’m doing what I think is the best solution.  I’m not necessarily giving anything up.  But Fridays will be alternating between a Rachael Ray recipe and a Blogger Spotlight.  This way, I get to cut back a bit, but I don’t have to give anything up!!
Grilled Corn Quesadillas | Taste and Tell
And if you can’t tell from this week’s recipes – I have a little thing for grilled corn this summer.  I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to get enough of it.  I’m pretty sure my grill has seen more corn this summer than anything else.

I’ve also had a thing for quesadillas lately.  Not just your cheese filled tortillas, but cheese filled tortillas with lots of other goodness.  Like this grilled corn salsa.  The salsa was good enough to eat on it’s own, but add it to the center of a quesadilla, and it’s a whole new ballgame.  This, my friends, is a quesadilla done right.  I didn’t even serve mine with any sort of dipper or sauce – they were good just straight up.  But I think a side of guacamole would be fantastic.

Don’t let summer pass you by without grilling up some corn and making these Grilled Corn Quesadillas.  They just might end up being a summer favorite!

Grilled Corn Quesadillas | Taste and Tell

Grilled Corn Quesadillas
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Quesadillas are filled with a grilled corn salsa and Monterey Jack cheese.
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 ears fresh corn
  • ½ chopped red or orange bell pepper
  • 2-3 chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • salt
  • 6 (8-inch) tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  1. Heat a grill to medium-high. Cook the corn until charred. Let cool and cut from cob.
  2. In a bowl, combine the grilled corn, bell pepper, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder and salt to taste.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and lay one tortilla in the skillet. Add one sixth of the cheese and one sixth of the corn salsa to one half of the tortilla and fold over. Cook until browned on one side and then flip over to brown the other side and finish melting the cheese. Remove and cut into wedges. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
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  5. adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray August 2011

Check out these other great takes on the quesadilla:

Apple Cheddar Quesadilla from Cookie and Kate
Peach, Chicken and Pepper Jack Quesadillas from Gimme Some Oven
Greek Quesadillas from Annie’s Eats
Chicken and Apple Quesadillas from Eclectic Recipes
Cuban Quesadillas from Taste and Tell
Mango Quesadillas from Sweet Basil

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25 Responses to Fridays with Rachael Ray – Grilled Corn Quesadillas

  1. val says:

    What a great Summer meal.

  2. Rosa says:

    Scrumptious! A wonderful meal.



  3. We’ve been getting a lot of corn in our CSA lately. These quesadillas look like a PERFECT way to use some of it!
    And great idea to alternate blogger spotlights with Rachael Ray posts. 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Totally pinning this because I nearly always have all these ingredients on hand. Great idea!

    Don’t feel bad for cutting back. I can’t imagine how you’re doing it all being pregnant and having two little kiddos. Put your feet up lady!

  5. you’re on quite the corn kick – and that’s awesome!

    good for you for finding a balance of posts, recipes, etc that work for you and give you more freetime and less stress!

  6. These would be perfect for lunch or dinner.

  7. Great compromise, I love both features and am happy both will be continuing!! I love quesadillas, this is a great combo!

  8. Cassie says:

    I think that sounds like a great way to try to balance it all. You deserve a break!! This quesadilla look right up my alley!

  9. I love quesadillas! I made some with zucchini, onions, and tomatoes last night but I’ve got to try these next!

  10. I love that you’re not giving up either of them! Although if you had to, I’m sure everyone would understand.

    This quesadilla looks amazing, btw. Looks like I’ll have to get some extra corn at the grocery store this weekend!

  11. Bree says:

    Good for you for recognizing the importance of balance! This recipe looks great too!

  12. Joanne says:

    I’m glad you’re not getting rid of either themed post! I love both of the too much also. I can’t get enough of corn lately…love these!

  13. Perfect meal for hot summer meal! Looks light and tasty ! I’ll try them!

  14. Blogging is a lot of hard work! I only started trying to post 5 days a week a few months ago and some weeks it is a struggle! I can’t believe you have done it for so many years! But since your little family is expanding you should take more time for yourself and to focus on them. I think alternating the weeks for the two features are a perfect solution and hopefully will help you be able to balance. Oh and these quesadillas look perfect! We have had so wonderful Texas corn this year and I am gobbling it up like crazy too!

  15. Donna says:

    Nothing is better than grilled fresh corn! Thanks for giving me a new way to use it!

  16. Marina says:

    It looks so tasty!!

  17. What an awesome summer appetizer! Or for dinner, it would be perfect for me. Good for you for cutting back and deciding on a rotation. You’ll feel a little less stressed, I’m sure, and there is still something to look forward to every week!

  18. teresa says:

    i totally understand, and good for you for knowing when to cut stuff out. good luck with that pregnancy!

    these look amazing, i love the grilled corn!

  19. Karly says:

    These look delicious!

    You came to a great compromise. I’m glad you aren’t cutting out either feature!

  20. I love both of those features too, so I’m glad you found a compromise 🙂 And these sound fantastic!

  21. This is just the kind of simple meal I want to make at my new place. Thank you for the link love and for including me in your blogger spotlight. Please take it easy!

  22. I’m obsessed with grilled corn this summer too! So delicious! We’ve been grilling it in the husk lately and the flavors great. The quesadillas look awesome and I’m so happy to have found your blog!

  23. carrian says:

    Those sound awesome!! I love quesadillas lately!

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