END OF SUMMER SIZZLERS

Community Extras Recipes

Three simple recipes to make back-to-school easier

By Alexandra Lachine Editor-In-Chief

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Siracha Chicken Quesadillas (Image from BuzzFeed.com.)

Sriracha Chicken Quesadillas

(from BuzzFeed.com)

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for dipping
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar (use yellow, white or a mix of both)
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 10-inch flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves

Preparation

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, Sriracha, sour cream, and cheese.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then lay a flour tortilla down in the skillet. Spoon ¼ of the chicken/cheese mixture on just half of the tortilla in the skillet. Sprinkle a tablespoon of chopped cilantro leaves on top, then fold the tortilla in half. Cook until the underside is lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip the
quesadilla and cook until both sides are lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

3. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas. To serve, cut each quesadilla
into 4 wedges. Serve with sour cream for dipping and garnish with more
cilantro leaves and Sriracha (optional).

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Zucchini Tomato Onion Bake (Image from the kitchen of Mary Blaharski.)

Zucchini Tomato Onion Bake

(From the kitchen of Mary Blaharski)

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini, sliced thin
  • 4 medium diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium or large onion, diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar
  • 2 cup colby jack cheese
  • Seasoned Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation

1 . Divide ingredients in half and layer ingredients in order in a large casserole pan (Zucchini, tomato, onion, half of the cheese; repeat)

2. Sprinkle the top with Seasoned Salt and Pepper to taste.

3 . Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. If it starts browning too much, you can cover it for the last few minutes.

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Avocado Pasta (Image from Damndelicious.net)

Avocado Pasta

(From Damndelicious.net)

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed

Preparation

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.

2. To make the avocado sauce, combine avacados, basil, garlic, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper to taste. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, cherry tomatoes, and corn.

4. Serve immediately.