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Hominy Quesadillas with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Once you see how easy it is to make your own grilled tomatillo salsa, you’ll have a hard time going back to cans or jars.



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3 large tomatillos, husked and halved
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1 large poblano chile, halved lengthwise, stemmed, and seeded
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1 peeled white onion, half chopped (¾ cup), half cut into chunks, divided
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1 Tbs. fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving (1–2 limes)
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¼ cup chopped cilantro
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1 cup cooked or canned hominy, rinsed and drained
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1 cup cooked pinto beans or canned low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
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4 8-inch reduced-calorie flour tortillas
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4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
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Hot sauce, such as Cholula


1. Coat grill grate or grill pan with cooking spray, and preheat over medium heat.

2. Coat tomatillos, poblano, and onion chunks with cooking spray. Grill 10 minutes, or until tender and charred.

3. Pulse grilled onion chunks and tomatillos to coarse purée in mini food processor. Add poblano and lime juice; blend just until poblano is chopped. Transfer to bowl, and stir in cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Pulse hominy, beans, and remaining 3/4 cup chopped onion in food processor until just beginning to stick together.

5. Press one-quarter hominy mixture over half of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese, and season with salt and pepper, if desired, and hot sauce. Fold tortillas in half to enclose filling, and lightly coat both sides with cooking spray.

6. Grill quesadillas 6 minutes, or until filling is heated through and tortilla is charred, turning once. Let stand 2 minutes, then cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges. Serve with tomatillo salsa and lime wedges.

Nutrition Information: 

15 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
6 g
53 g
13 mg
738 mg
8 g
6 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Salsa is quite tasty and I loved grilling the quesadilla. However, the filling was a little bland. Need to add additional spices to the filling next time to brighten up the flavors.

Skipped the goat cheese, the family does not care for it and used jack cheese. The teens loved these.