Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Quesadillas and Guacamole

Tonight's tea-cum-supper witnesses a culinary first - making my own guacamole!

Another plus is that the moody teenager of the household ate 3/4 of her share. Not bad going as the quesadillas were quite filling.

While our quesadillas had a distinctly cheesy aspect to them, I will be experimenting with other fillings as this is, in effect, a Mexican toastie ! I can see this being a typical fast and simple to make tea on a Monday evening in the future, using up the spare meat from the Sunday roast, and any other spare veg in the fridge.

For 3 People
Cost Per Individual Serving   £1.58

1 Avocado £1.09
2 ripe Tomatos, deseeded and chopped  £0.26
1 Red Chilli, deseeded and chopped  £0.10
2 Spring Onions, peeled and sliced   £0.23
Salt, to taste
Squeeze of Lime Juice
Handful Coriander Leaves (home grown)

250g Red Leicester Cheese, grated   £1.75
6 pack Tortilla Wraps   £0.49
4 Spring Onions, peeled and finely sliced   £0.47
1/2 Red Pepper, finely chopped   £0.25
1 Red Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped  £0.10
Handful Coriander Leaves (home grown)


1. Scoop two-thirds of the avocado flesh, 1 tomato, your chilli and spring onions into a food processor
    with the coriander and blend to a smoothish paste.
2. Pour into a bowl, adding the other tomato, the remainder of the avocado, chopped up, and a pinch of salt.
3. Give it a blast of lime juice and mix well


1. Mix all your ingredients in a bowl
2. Spread the mixture over one of the tortillas and place the second tortilla on top, as if you were making a sandwich
3. Once the required number of tortillas are prepared, heat a griddle pan and cook each quesadillas on a high heat for
    approximately 2 minutes on each side. The cheese should be nicely melted and gooey
4. Slice into quarters and serve with your freshly made guacamole

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