Cinco de Mayo is a celebration to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Although it is not a day to celebrate Mexico’s independence, you and your kids can show your spirit by partaking in some festive Quesadillas from the Handstand Kids Mexican Cookbook.
4 8 or 10-inch flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese (queso)
½ cup salsa
½ cup guacamole (optional)
¼ cup sour cream (optional)
1 cup cooked veggies (pick the ones you like, including onion, mushrooms, bell peppers)
Large nonstick skillet
- Place the tortillas flat and sprinkle ½ cup queso and ½ cup cooked veggies on half of each.
- Fold the tortillas in half to cover the queso.
- Place the tortillas in the large skillet and cook over a medium-high heat until one side is lightly browned (about 2 to 3 minutes).
- Use the spatula to flip the tortillas and cook the other side until lightly browned and the queso has melted. Remove from heat.
- Cut into triangles and serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.