Quesadillas

Tasty, easy Quesadillas with guacamole and salsa fresca made up our first meal from Mexico.

Quesadillas are popular in Mexico and in the United States, but there are some differences. Mexican Quesadillas use corn tortillas, not flour, tend to have only one or two fillings, and are made by folding one tortilla in half, not putting one on top of the other.

The word Quesadilla just means “cheese in a tortilla”, and that’s what I went with in ours. I used Cheezly vegan cheese, which tasted great, but didn’t stick the tortilla halves together like dairy cheese does. We don’t possess a press of any sort either (tortilla, sandwich, other), which may have contributed to this problem, as I just slid them under the grill attached to my oven.

Despite the lack of sticking, the meal was delicious. I am a bit of a fake-cheese fanatic, and will eat any variety in any way, so I was bound to be impressed.

Quesdailla, a difficult photo for my little camera to get.

The tortilla and cheeze went well with the salsa fresca and guacamole, mixing spicy, creamy and tangy. Recipes, if you can call them that, for such easy fare, are below.

Salsa Fresca

  • 3 tomatoes, diced (use ripe red ones)
  • 2 spring onions, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a Jalepeño chilli (the short, fat, green ones)
  • a small bunch (technical, I know) of corriander, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp oil (I used flax to up our Omega 3, but you could use any oil)
  • pinch salt

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl immediately before serving.

Spicy salsa fresca

Guacamole

  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 spring onions, chopped finely
  • 1 small tomato, diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • small dash of Tabasco Sauce (yeah, i cheated)
  • pinch of sea salt

Mash all ingredients together in a small bowl immediately before serving.

Creamy Guacamole
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. shawna says:

    when i make quesadillas i use a non-stick frying pan to heat them (flip them over once). the cheezly melts a bit better that way i think. they’re also really good with a layer of refried beans with the cheezly in them or homemade vegan queso. i LOVE quesadillas (and mexican food in general).

    1. Keira says:

      Thanks for the tip, I’ll have to try it next time 🙂

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