Sunday, February 26, 2012


I was planning my appetizers for the evening of the Oscars, and when I saw this I had to share!  ENJOY!

Bacon Jack and Jalapeno Quesadillas



  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Salt, to taste


  • 4 strips turkey bacon (about 3 ounces)
  • 6 scallions,(white and green parts) thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 (8-inch) multi-grain tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional
  • Cilantro, for garnish


Click here to see how it's made.
Guacamole: Coarsely mash the avocado in a large bowl. Add the tomato, scallions, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Lightly spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble and set aside.
To the same skillet, add the scallions, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat, until the scallions are soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Place the tortillas on the baking sheet; sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese, 1/3 of the scallion mixture, and 1/3 of the bacon over half of each tortilla. Fold the unfilled half of each tortilla over the filling. Lightly spray the quesadillas with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve with the guacamole and sour cream, if using. Garnish with cilantro.
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Nutritional analysis per serving: 3 wedges with 1/4 cup guacamole and 1 tablespoon sour cream
Calories 320; Total Fat 18 g; (Sat Fat 6 g, Mono Fat 6 g, Poly Fat 2 g) ; Protein 18 g; Carb 26 g; Fiber 7 g; Cholesterol 32 mg; Sodium 630 mg
Food Network Kitchens created this lightened-up recipe from a user submission. Click here to see the original recipe.
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4 servings, guacamole: 1 cup
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The enchanted home said...

Yum! What a perfect sounding appetizer, a yummy finger food alwys works and is my favorite way to eat..who needs dinner!! We were invited to an Oscar party but its since gotten canceled due to a very ill family member, so we will just stay in and watch all the fun pre shows and see how much I get through of the actual awards show. For the room of the day...MAGNIFICENT! Enjoy Teresa!

Acquired Objects said...

That quesadilla sounds wonderful! And can you imagine the luxury of having a chandelier hanging outside...stunning!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I absolutely love quesadillas...this looks like a fabulous recipe. I can certainly see why you picked this dining room as the pic of the day. Gorgeous! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. XO, Mona

Unknown said...

Gorgeous room and a great recipe. I love quesadillas too. Must try these. Looking forward to the seeing the gowns tonight on the red carpet. Looks like your party will have some tasty bites!

Splenderosa said...

Room of the Day has me swooning, Teresa. I could just move right in and not even have to change clothes. And, quesadillas...perfect. Here's hoping Brad will win...but I think the silent pic will sweep. xx's

Veronica said...

Hi have us swooning and drooling here.... Room of the day is gorgeous..


Unknown said...

Love the room!! This recipe sounds delicious!!

Tatiana Doria said...

Lucky you get to see the Ceremony live!! We have to wait until tomorrow to know all the winners, unless we stay up all night!
Those quesadillas look great!

Belle Maison Et Moi said...

The quesadillas and the room look delicious ;o)Enjoy the show tonight!

Punctuation Mark said...

that looks delicious... hope you're having a great weekend!

Annemarie said...

These look and sound delicious! I must try these w/ gf tortillas! Bookmarking now :) xo

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