Squash-Red Pepper Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Dip
Recipe: Appetizer : Squash-Red Pepper Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Dip - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 (3/4-pound) seedless butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice (about 5 cups)
1 medium onion, unpeeled, cut into eighths
1 large garlic clove, unpeeled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
8 (5 to 6-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup coarsely grated Jack cheese
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
Chipotle lime sour cream dip:
1 canned chipolte chili in adobo, minced
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a shallow baking pan arrange squash, onion, and garlic, in 1 layer and drizzle with oil, tossing to coat. Roast mixture in middle of oven 15 minutes, or until garlic is tender, and transfer garlic to a work surface. Roast squash and onion until tender, about 15 minutes more. Discard peels from squash, onion, and garlic. In a food processor puree squash, onion, and garlic with salt and pepper to taste until smooth. Squash puree may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Spread about 1/4 squash puree on each of 4 tortillas and sprinkle each with about 1/4 bell pepper and about 1/4 cheese. Top each quesadilla with a plain tortilla, pressing gently together. Spread each side of quesadilla with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Heat a griddle or 7-inch non-stick skillet over moderately high heat until hot and cook the quesadillas, 1 at a time, until golden, about 3 minutes on each side, transferring to a cutting board. Cut each quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges and serve warm with chipolte dip. Yield: 24 to 32 hor doeuvres.
For the Chipotle Lime Sour Cream Dip:
In a small bowl stir chili and lime juice into sour cream until combined well. Dip can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.
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