Endive Quesadillas

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time35 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
1 1/4 pounds endive
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Salt and finely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank's
Eight 10-inch flour tortillas
4 cups shredded mozzarella
One 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium tomato, cut in small dice (3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Jarred salsa, for serving

Wash all the endive and tear 1 pound into bite-size pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Stir in the garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the torn endive, a handful at a time, and cook, turning with tongs and adding more endive as the greens wilt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce.

Place 4 tortillas on the work surface. Spread 1/2 cup of the cheese evenly over each tortilla, then divide the endive among the tortillas, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the endive with 1/2 cup more cheese per tortilla, spreading evenly. Top with the remaining tortillas.

Wipe out the skillet. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Place 1 quesadilla in the skillet and cover. Cook until the bottom is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the tortilla and cook until the other side is golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the quesadilla to a work surface and cook the remaining quesadillas in the same manner.

Cut the remaining endive into thin shreds. Add the beans, tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the bean and endive salad and salsa.

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