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Quesadillas with guacamole

Cheesy Mexican tortillas with soured cream and avocado

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Quesadillas with guacamole

Serves 6
Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    425
    21%
  • Fat
    24.9g
    36%
  • Saturates
    9.9g
    50%
  • Protein
    14.6g
    32%
  • Carbs
    32.6g
    13%
  • Sugar
    3.1g
    3%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    425
    21%
  • Fat
    24.9g
    36%
  • Saturates
    9.9g
    50%
  • Protein
    14.6g
    32%
  • Carbs
    32.6g
    13%
  • Sugar
    3.1g
    3%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • For the guacamole
  • 2-3½ avocados
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 handful spring onions
  • 1 good handful fresh coriander
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 squeeze lemon or lime juice
  • For the quesadillas
  • 2 big handfuls grated Cheddar or Red Leicester cheese
  • spring onions
  • 2 handfuls fresh coriander
  • 1 red pepper
  • red or green chillies
  • tortillas
  • soured cream , to serve
  • beer , to serve
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Method

To make the guacamole I use 2 or 3 ripe avocados, 2 or 3 ripe deseeded tomatoes and a couple of deseeded red chillies, and I throw all this into a food processor with a handful of peeled and chopped spring onions and a good handful of fresh coriander. Once this has been chopped up nice and fine, I add a couple more chopped tomatoes, a good pinch of salt and half of another avocado, chopped, to give it a nice chunky texture. Transfer everything into a bowl and season carefully with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a good squeeze of lemon or lime juice. If you decide to buy ready-made guacamole, which is a bit lazy but probably very realistic, you can put it into a bowl and chirp it up a bit with a squeeze of lemon juice, a little extra salt and a bit of chilli to give it a kick.

To fill the quesadillas you will need a couple of big handfuls of grated Cheddar and/or Red Leicester cheese, some finely sliced spring onions, a couple of handfuls of chopped fresh coriander, and a red pepper and some red or green chillies all deseeded and finely chopped. Mix all this up in a bowl and then sprinkle half a handful between two layers of tortilla. You can make up 4, 10 or even 20 quesadillas and keep them in the fridge until you need them if you want.

Some people like to fry them in oil, but this makes them greasy and is not all that healthy. You can grill them, but I like to put them in a dry non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, so that after about a minute and a half on each side you are left with a really crispy outside and an oozy, stringy filling. Serve the quesadillas cut into quarters, with the guacamole, soured cream and a beer.

PS You can also posh them up a bit using grilled chicken or seafood, leftover pork, shellfish, or a selection of grilled vegetables.

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