CALIFORNIA QUESADILLAS

Creamy avocado with a great quesadilla mix, add your favourite protein or not, these flavours stand out well on their own.
Difficulty:
2/5
Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
12 min
Serves:
6-8

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp hot red pepper sauce
  • 2 cups smoked cheddar/Monterey Jack cheeses, grated
  • 6 – medium flour tortilla shells
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream

SPICY SALSA

  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice avocado thinly and toss with lime juice. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, minced garlic, chilli powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper and cheeses.
  2. Preheat barbecue on MEDIUM for 10 minutes, reduce to LOW and lightly brush the grids with oil. Place 3 tortillas on a counter. Lay slices of avocado on tortillas. Spoon cheese mixture over top and spread evenly, leaving a border. Cover with remaining tortillas.
  3. Place tortillas directly on the cooking grids, and grill about 3 minutes per side turning carefully using a large spatula. Transfer to a wooden cutting board and let rest for 3–5 minutes, before cutting into wedges with a large knife or pizza wheel.
  4. Serve with Spicy Salsa and sour cream.
  5. Place the chopped onion in a bowl, sprinkle with the salt, squeeze the lime juice over, and set aside for 15–20 minutes. Add the chopped jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro to the onion mixture, and stir. Serve immediately.