Fresh Veg Quesadillas

Fresh Veg QuesadillasI saw this recipe posted on twitter (follow me!) & knew it would go down well with everyone.

I mis-read the recipe in a couple of places –  the original recipe calls for a yellow squash, not yellow pepper, and I assumed the sweetcorn was to go IN the tortilla, not to be served on the side. Oh well, it seemed to work ok.

I didn’t grill the assembled tortilla either, but cooked them in a frying pan like I did for my beany quesadillas

The fact that there was no pre-cooking required made these really quick & easy to make, and they felt like they would be a nice light meal to eat in the summer.  Everyone loved them, although when questioned DH & DD1 (4) both said they prefered the beany version.  DD2 (1.9) was too busy stuffing her face to comment 🙂

I do need to investigate getting some lower fat cheese for meals like this though – we got through nearly a whole block in one meal & that will usually last us a week!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small tin sweetcorn
  • 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • 200g(??) Vegetarian, organic cheese
  • 1 yellow pepper, (seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • 1 orange pepper (seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado (optional)
  • some butter (or spread)

Instructions

  1. Add sweetcorn, spring onions, lime juice, and oil to bowl. Season with pepper, and toss to combine.
  2. Gently heat a large non stick frying pan.
  3. Lightly butter one side of a flour tortilla and place butter side down in a non stick frying pan, frying gently on a medium heat.
  4. Sprinkle some cheese on half of the tortilla. Add some sweetcorn, peppers & avocado and top with more cheese.
  5. Fold top half of tortillas over filling to close & make a half circle. Press down gently to melt the cheese and compress the mixture.
  6. Turn after a minute or two to brown the other side.
  7. Cut into wedges & serve.  Cool before giving to children, the cheese will be hot!
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Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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Posted in 2013, Light Meals, Vegan
2 comments on “Fresh Veg Quesadillas
  1. Ooh lovely! Maybe you could halve the cheese and spread on some tinned refried beans?

    • bessiecat says:

      mmmmmm I just LOVE refried beans, will definitely have to try that!

      I tried to put only a small amount of cheese on, but because the rest of the filling is raw, it seemed to need a reasonable amount of cheese to stick it together…. or at least that’s what DH told me!

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