Thursday, 28 April 2011

Quesadilla & Salsa

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These quesadilla are a firm favourite in our house and are really easy to make. Great to enjoy with friends but also great the next day for lunch.

You will need:
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Soured Cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 230g black beans (I used canned and then drain them)
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • bunch of coriander (leaves and stalks) chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 limes
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 spring onions
  • 4/5 sweet medium tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt
  • 2 ripe avocados diced
First you make the black bean paste. place the drained black beans, ground coriander, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, half of the chopped coriander, juice of 1 lime and 1/4 tsp salt in a food processor and pulse quickly until you have a rough paste.

To make the salsa soak the red onion in the vinegar an a bowl for a few minutes and then add the spring onions, chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic clove, the rest of the chopped coriander, juice of 1/2 a lime, 3/4 tsp salt and diced avocados. Mix well.

Now to put it all together. Take a tortilla and spread it with the black bean paste leaving about 2cm clear all round the edge. Over one half, spread a tablespoon of the soured cream, a tablespoon of salsa and a sprinkle of the cheese. Now fold the tortilla in half.

Heat a griddle pan till its really hot and then gently place the quesadillas one or two at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. The filling should be warm and the tortilla nicely charred. Serve with the left over salsa.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    I like your blog! I am from Houston, TX and I'm coming to spend the summer with my boyfriend in Cambridge. I am thinking of starting a craft meet up! E-mail me at I think this would be a neat way to make friends. Let me know if you would be interested.

    - Erika


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