Quesadillas are a really popular Mexican snack. Essentially they are the Mexican equivalent of a toasted sandwich or panini. Tasty ingredients, toasted inside a toasted corn flour tortilla. They can be served on their own, as a side or as part of a Mexican feast they are simple to make and never fail to please.
What fillings you put in them are entirely up to you, limited only to what you have at hand. Below is a basic recipe of cheese and tomato but feel free to experiment with other filling combinations such as chicken & sweetcorn, re-fried beans, beef and coriander.
- 8 x corn flour tortillas
- 1 cup of grated cheese (cheddar or similar)
- 1 x fresh red chilies (jalapeno or similar)
- 3 x tomatoes
- 1 x handful of coriander
- Sour cream to serve
Dab the tortillas with water and heat through in a warm oven or microwave to soften them up. Then carefully fold them in half and add a small handful of cheese, some finely chopped chilli, coriander and tomato. Carefully place the folded quesadilla into a panini or sandwich toaster and toast until golden brown.
They key to making good quesadillas is not to over fill them. It’s bette to make more with less filling than to try and cram them with too much. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or our simple habanero salsa recipe.