Quick Quesadilla

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:30 m

There's nothing like a little Mexican food to get the day moving along just right! The quesadilla is like the Mexican version of a toasted sandwich, so it's only right we gave it our full attention. Use wholegrain or corn-based tortillas if you are cutting down on processed wheat flour. These are also great served with a simple tomato salad.

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For the recipe

<item-todo-done>1 tsp cayenne pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> olive oil for frying<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 large roasted peppers - from a jar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 large avocado<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>30g fresh coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 lime<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can of black beans - or kidney beans<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g tinned sweetcorn<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 large flour tortillas<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Fine grater or Microplane | 2 large frying pans

First get all your ingredients ready

  • Peel and thinly slice the red onion
  • Peel and grate the garlic
  • Cut the roasted red peppers into strips
  • Grate the dairy-free cheese
  • Halve and carefully stone the avocado by tapping the stone firmly with the heel of a knife so that it lodges in the stone, then twist and remove
  • Scoop out the flesh and cut into small chunks
  • Pick the leaves from the coriander and chop finely
  • Cut the lime half
  • Drain and rinse the beans

Place a frying pan on a medium heat

  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Add the onion to the hot pan with a pinch of salt and sweat for 7–8 minutes, until softened
  • Add the garlic and stir for 1–2 minutes
  • Add the roasted red pepper strips, black beans, tomatoes and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and cook for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sweetcorn
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper
  • Add more cayenne if you want more heat
  • Squeeze over the lime juice

Put the second pan on a medium heat** **

  • Add 1 teaspoon oil
  • Lay a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle over a generous handful of grated cheese
  • Spoon a quarter of the filling on to the tortilla and spread it over one half
  • Sprinkle avocado and coriander on top of the filling

Once the cheese has melted, check the underside of the tortilla

  • If golden cooking spots are appearing, the quesadilla is ready
  • Use a spatula to fold it in half, sandwiching the filling
  • Remove from the pan, slice into wedges and serve immediately
  • Repeat to make all the quesadillas
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