Ultimate quesadillas

Ultimate quesadillas

main courses | serves 4

Quesadillas are a great fiery, flavour-packed Mexican supper. The trick is to keep the filling simple, then go a bit mad with your sides.

1. For the salsa, add a little oil, the mustard seeds and chilli to a small pan over a medium?high heat. When it?s fragrant, add the pineapple and juice, and a big pinch of pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, till thick and sticky. Squeeze in the lime, then put in a serving bowl.
2. For the guacamole, squeeze the avocado flesh into a bowl. Add the coriander, onion, chilli and lime juice. Season; add the tomatoes, picking out any larger bits of skin. Mix well, with a potato masher or hand blender, and then set aside.
3. Stir the lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper into the cottage cheese. To assemble, mix the peppers, chilli and coriander with the cheddar. Scatter across two tortillas, then top with the remaining tortillas. Cook in a nonstick pan for 2?3 minutes each side, or till the tortillas are golden and the cheese melts. Cut into quarters and serve with those delicious sides.


Recipe Jamie Oliver
Photo David Loftus

from Issue 25


? Juice of lime
? 250g cottage cheese
? 1 each yellow and red pepper, flesh finely chopped
? 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
? bunch of coriander, leaves picked
? 120g cheddar, freshly grated
? 4 large flour tortillas

Pineapple salsa
? Olive oil
? tsp black mustard seeds
? red chilli
? 227g tinned pineapple rings in juice, chopped, juice reserved
? lime

? 2 ripe avocados, halved and stoned
? bunch of coriander, leaves picked
? red onion, finely grated
? 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
? Juice of 2 limes
? 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped

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