Quesadilla pronounced kei-suh-dee-uh, is a popular and savory recipe from Mexico, easy to prepare at home. It is basically a flour tortilla packed with veggies and cheese, served with salsa and or guacamole. So it can prove to be pretty healthy if you load up on the veggies and cut out the cheese! And these days it is pretty popular at my home. So I thought why not share it with all of you!
- Flour tortillas – 2 large
- Canned black beans – 1
- Romaine lettuce – 1/2 cup shredded
- Spinach – 1/2 cup shredded
- Bell peppers – 1 cup thinly sliced
- Onion – 1/2 cup thinly sliced
- Jalapenos – thinly sliced (according to taste)
- Salt – 1/8 tsp (adjust according to taste)
- Cheese – as much as you like
- Cooking oil – 1 1/2 tsp
- Guacamole – home made or store bought
- Heat 1 tsp oil on medium and saute the onions followed by bell peppers and jalapenos. Add the salt.
- Empty the beans into a heat proof bowl and cook in the microwave for 3 min.
- Next warm a tortilla on a pan and keep it aside, cooler side up.
- If you do have guacamole with you, spread about 1 tbsp on one half side of the tortilla with a butter knife. Next place half of the spinach and half of the lettuce followed by 1-2 tbsp of beans on top of the guacamole layer. Sprinkle as much cheese over this. Fold the tortilla over this layered side.
- Heat the pan on medium and add 1/4 tsp oil. Now place the tortilla in the pan and cook gently until both sides are golden brown.
- Now this is a Quesadilla. I usually cut it in half or quarters and serve it hot along with salsa and guacamole!
- Repeat this with the other tortilla.
Bonus recipes :
Tomatoes – 2 cups chopped
Garlic – 1 clove
Serrano peppers – 1 tbsp chopped
Salt – to taste
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Put all the ingredients in a food
processor or mixer and puree them.
Your salsa is ready!
Avocado – 1 ripe chopped
Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Puree the avocado in the food
processor. Add a little water if
you want to.
Adjust the amount of lemon and
Guacamole is ready!
- I add cumin to salsa to cut down on any bitterness that may exist in the tomatoes.
- Avocados can also be chopped instead of being pureed.