Salmon, Pesto, & Goat Cheese Quesadilla and Salmon Salad

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“Make yourself a dang quesadilla!”~ Napoleon’s Grandma

Fine.

1 set of ingredients, 2 separate meals (actually 3, but the 3rd deserves it’s very own post 😉) = yes, please. This also comes from the “things I’ve eaten in restaurants that I want to recreate” vault, and I’m glad I finally got around to this one. Salmon/pesto quesadilla and salad...both are great for an easy summer lunch or dinner and both will certainly become part of my regular meal rotation.

Ingredients:
Salmon (cooked or canned)
Pesto (check out my arugula pesto recipe in the feed down below)
Goat cheese
Spinach/arugula mix (my preference, you could use either alone)
Mayo (I used homemade, and I always go heavy on the lemon bc that’s how I like it, if you are using store bought add a squeeze of lemon juice!)

For the quesadilla:
I spread pesto on my tortilla (I used @sietefoods almond & cassava flour), sprinkled it with torn spinach and arugula, added my desired amount of salmon and goat cheese and topped with another tortilla coated with pesto. Sprayed my skillet with some avocado oil and cooked until crispy on both sides and heated through. Drizzled with more pesto and a little lemony mayo.

For the salmon salad:
Make it like a tuna salad and serve it on top of the spinach and arugula (o&v, s&p). I then topped mine with goat cheese, but you could mix that in if you like (skip goat cheese for #whole30 ).

DinnerBethany Larson