Quesadilla Cubano with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Total Time
11 min
8 min
3 min
The Cuban sandwich combined with the quesadilla, and the chipotle mayonnaise add hot and smoky flavor to this mixed dish.


fat free mayonnaise

2 Tbsp

sweet pickle relish

1 Tbsp

canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 item(s), small, chopped

fat free flour tortilla(s)

2 small, (6-inch)

extra lean sliced turkey ham

2 oz, thinly sliced

low-fat Swiss cheese

cup(s), shredded


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, relish, and chipotle in a small bowl.
  2. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over 1 tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border. Top with the ham and cheese, then cover with the remaining tortilla, pressing down gently.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the quesadilla in the skillet and cook, occasionally pressing down gently with a spatula, until crisp on the bottom, about 11/2 minutes. Carefully turn the quesadilla and cook until it is crisp on the other side and the cheese is melted, about 11/2 minutes longer. Transfer quesadilla to a plate and cut into 4 wedges. Serve at once. Yields 2 wedges per serving.


You may want to use more or fewer chipotles depending on your taste—or you may want to leave them out.Chipotles in adobo sauce come in small cans and are found in the ethnic section of large supermarkets, in specialty food stores, and in Latin American markets.

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