Easy Fast Mexican Inspired Quesadillas with Avocado Smash!

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Savoury Quesadillas with chunky Guacamole.

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Easy Fast Savoury Quesadilla's with Avocado Smash

How’s this for a quick, easy, kid friendly, flash in the pan lunch, dinner or appetiser?

Your family & friends will love this meal, it’s super tasty & can be served as a meal or a snack. I like to serve with a salad, salsa or guacamole or both! Goes down extremely well with a margarita in hand!

The tortillas are lightly pan fried until golden & crispy, the filling can be just about anything, vegetarian, chicken, seafood or meat based combined with mixed vegetables & cheese. The skies the limit! You could exchange the cheese for goat’s cheese, cottage cheese, feta cheese or vegan cashew cheese. Add beans, tofu, leftover roast vegetables – really it’s up to your imagination & taste buds.

Quesadilla’s originate from Mexico – the name is derived form “tortilla” & the Spanish word for cheese “queso”. Either a flour or corn tortilla is used.

For this recipe I used the following

Shredded cooked chicken

Small amount of grated cheese

Salsa

Spread salsa onto one tortilla, place shredded chicken on next & top with cheese. Place another tortilla on top. Don’t put too much filling in or they will be hard to flip.

Put a small amount of coconut oil in a pan & on low slowly pan fry until golden. Flip & cook other side. Slice into quarters.

I served with guacamole (recipe below) & some rocket as I love the taste.

Ideas for filling ingredients:

Sauteed onions, mushrooms, capsicum                                                                                               Chillies, jalapenos, olives                                                                                                              Roast pumpkin, zucchini, garlic, sweet potato                                                                      Spinach, kale, refried beans, black beans, fresh herbs

Quesadilla with rocket & guacamole

Smashed Avocado Guacamole.

Guacamole is made up of two Aztec words, ahuacatl – avocado & molli – sauce.

I like to mash up the avocado with a fork leaving it slightly chunky.

I add:

1 large ripe avocado

Large handful of roughly chopped coriander

Lime or lemon juice to taste

1 Tbsp of sour cream or greek yoghurt (optional)

1/2 a finely diced red onion

1 x finely chopped ripe tomato or 1 tbsp of salsa

Finely chopped chilli or a dash of chilli sauce – to taste

Salt & Pepper.

If I was going to store in the fridge for later I wouldn’t add the chopped tomato until I was ready to serve. Will serve 2-3 people, for larger groups adjust the amounts accordingly.

Have fun coming up with different ideas for fillings & how you can serve these delicious Quesadilla’s.