Simple veggie quesadillas

Welcome to my first ever guest recipe writer on easyteas. Simple veggie quesadillas: words and pictures by Caitlin Allen

Quesadillas with salad, salsa and sour cream

I have a reputation for being entirely hopeless in the kitchen, but after successfully making Matt’s little cheesy onion tarts I decided I was a top chef and recklessly offered to cook dinner for a friend. Cue frantic googling of ‘easy vegetarian meals’. After a bit of research I came up with this recipe which uses the basic components of the many delicious veggie quesadilla recipes I found on the internet.

The first thing to do is chop two bell peppers (it doesn’t matter which colour) and an onion into smallish cubes. (Is this called dicing?)

Chopped peppers and onion

Fry these until they soften whilst grating some cheddar cheese. The cheese is what holds the quesadillas together so you will need quite a lot – I think I used almost 200g when I made these for two. When the peppers and onion are done take them out of the frying pan. Put a little more oil in that same pan then lay a tortilla wrap flat in the bottom. Spread a layer of grated cheese onto the wrap, then a layer of veggies and another layer of cheese and top with a second wrap. The melted cheese will stick the two sides together but it helps if you press down around the edges with a spatula.

When the bottom tortilla starts to go hard flip the whole thing over and cook on the other side for a few minutes. When the first quesadilla is done repeat the last stages to use up the rest of the cheese and veggies.

Frying the Quesadillas

Cut the quesadillas into quarters to serve. They’re nice with a few simple lettuce leaves and can be dry around the edges so definitely need to be served with salsa, guacamole or sour cream (or all three!)

Caitlin and I got talking in work about my lack of veggie recipe ideas and she volunteered to share this one as it had been a such a hit! So big thanks to Caitlin – I think I’ll be trying these this tomorrow night. Follow her on twitter or check out her blog. Matt.

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Categories: Healthy, Speedy, Student, Veggie


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