If your kids enjoy making pizzas, they will love making these Mexican inspired quesadillas! Children can place the ingredients on the wraps themselves and everything is safe to eat raw (in case things find their way into little mouths!). They might also find squidging a slimy green avocado very satisfying too. These are fast to make, so are perfect if your children urgently need filling. Also ideal for ‘meat free Monday’ since they are vegetarian.
Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes
1x pack of 8 flour tortillas
For the filling:
1x can re-fried beans
150g grated cheese (red Leicester or similar)
2-3 spring onions, chopped small (using scissors is easiest)
1 large ripe avocado
1/2 small garlic clove
1 tsp vinegar
100g salad bag
150ml soured cream
- Make the guacamole: Peel and stone the avocado, then mash to form a rough paste (its ok if this is lumpy as it gives texture). Crush the garlic and finely chop the tomato then add these to the avocado along with the vinegar. Combine the ingredients to make a tasty dip.
- Next, make up the quesadillas like a sandwich: put filling in the tortillas, spreading the ingredients out evenly on one tortilla then placing another tortilla on top. Numbers made depend on how hungry you are feeling.
- Heat a heavy based frying pan. Once hot, add a quesadilla. When the bread starts to toast, turn the quesadilla over. Once the cheese is melted and the tortilla toasted on both sides, remove and do the next quesadilla until they are finished. Once the pan gets hot these will toast very quickly.
- Cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve with the guacamole, soured cream and salad.
Tip: Drained, tinned sweetcorn instead of spring onion works well in these as it adds a bit of sweetness and crunch.
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