Sunday, October 24, 2010

You Put WHAT?!?!? WHERE??!?!?

Pre-Children, a blog title like that would have sent my mind racing for the dirtiest, raunchiest corner it could find.

Post children, the first images that come to mind undoubtedly involve mobile phones or other valuables of an electronic nature and a certain machine that goes flush.

Yesterday however, it was a recipe that had me asking that very question...

I was on the hunt for something quick, easy and healthy when I came across a recipe for quesadillas (yum!) that a quick glance showed to have no more then 5 ingredients.

Wraps/Corn Tortillas (yup)

A nice strong cheddar (sounds good)

mushrooms (ooh! Nice!)

jalapeno peppers (cause some like it hot!)

and bananas (uh...ex squeeze me? Come again?)

Yup. You heard me.


As in the fruit.

Pardon me for my culinary ignorance, but to be perfectly honest, the thought of bananas and cheese did not exactly float my boat. While my mouth did begin to water, it was more in the "I think I'm going to be sick" way as opposed to the more traditional "oooooh! Gotta get me some of that!"

So yes, I was more then a bit skeptical.

But then I continued to read the recipe and the woman who contributed it confessed to having the same doubts when she first saw it. she then went on to guarantee that the sweetness of the banana actually set off the cheesiness of the cheddar and that with a bit of salsa or guacamole on the side, the dish was a real winner.

So I gave it a try.

Mad and all as it sounds, she was right.

The banana and cheese quesadilla (even seeing it written together is just wrong) was a hit.

The gruesome twosome cleared their plates and asked for more.

My husband, who turned an odd shade of green when I told him what we were having, gamely gave it a go and surprised even himself by actually liking it (although he did say that he would have enjoyed it more had he not known about the bananas.)

I ate all of my own and then (because they're just so darn easy!) made another batch tonight to eat while watching the X Factor results show where, even odder then bananas and cheese co existing in a most harmonious way, Wagner lives to "sing" (and I use the word loosely) another week.

Will wonders never cease?

Now, for your culinary enjoyment, I give you....

Banana and Cheese Quesadilla

Place half of your wraps/tortillas on a baking sheet (or 2) sprinkle with cheese, mushrooms, jalapenos (opt.) and um... bananas.

Cover with remaining wraps/tortillas and place in the oven on about 180c/ 350f/gas mark 5 or 6 for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is melted

Serve with salsa and Guacamole and enjoy!

No, seriously, you WILL enjoy these!


  1. I'd love to try these, but since most of the ingredients would be classified as 'yuk' in this house *sighs*, I'll have to wait till they're on sale in Tesco - they also sound like they'd go down a storm in the local farmer's market.

  2. right about now I am heaving but they sound so easy (and healthy) to make that I will have to try. I too would have preferred not to know about the banana:) Jen

  3. I don't think I can! I have banana aversion!