Quesadillas with Tomato, Jalapeno, and Arugula

Quesadillas with Tomato, Jalapeno, and Arugula

If you want to start cooking but are too scared to try, Mexican food is a good place to start. Why? Well with Mexican food, you can:

1) pick any combination of cheese, veggies, meats, and sauces

2) toss them together

3) stuff said veggies and cheeses into corn or flour tortillas for quesadillas and tacos, 

4) or, serve over rice with a side of black or pinto beans

Sure, there are certain spices that give you more of that Mexican flavor, but really, you can't go wrong. Get creative and try to make something using the items in your pantry instead of making a grocery run just for one meal.


  • Flour tortillas
  • Mexican cheese, shredded
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sriracha sauce


Preheat your quesadilla maker/grill (I got my quesadilla maker at Macy's for, inexplicably, $7. That's SEVEN). Place one flour tortilla on the grill and top with the cheese, jalapenos, and tomatoes. Place a few arugula leaves on top, sprinkle a little more cheese, and season with black pepper. Close the quesadilla maker for 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts. Cut the quesadillas and serve with a side of Sriracha sauce.