A quesadilla is a tortilla typically filled with beans and shredded cheese then folded before being toasted or fried. Our version features cheese and cooked vegetables. Sour cream, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, and bottled salsa make great accompaniments to quesadillas, so serve them on the side.
With this recipe, you make the main dish and the side dish all in one pan. For the butter sauce, an equal amount of water can be substituted for the dry white wine. The butter sauce will keep for no more than thirty minutes. If not serving immediately, place in a warm spot.
Bright-hued sweet vegetable pickles are a welcome change from typical sandwich toppers. Paper-thin zucchini ribbons are tender-crisp. Be sure to let the brine cool completely before pouring it over the thinly sliced vegetables. If submerged in hot liquid, the zucchini will quickly turn soggy and won't retain its shape or texture during pickling.
Two types of squash give this sweet snacking cake incredible moistness and distinctive flavor; pistachios and fennel seeds offer more flavor and contrasting texture. Purchase high-quality pistachios, and pick through the nuts for the greenest ones. After roasting, rub the nuts between palms to eliminate as much of the brown skin as possible.
Chopped eggplant and mushrooms give a rich flavor and meaty texture to this Mediterranean-style vegetable dish. Serve it with some steamed or boiled rice for a well-balanced meal.Note: To help this squash cook evenly, cut it into uniform pieces; first slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Then slice each half crosswise. For attractive half-moons, cut on a slight diagonal.