Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Sandwich Sessions #2........ {Courgette Quesadillas}

My eldest little sister (who blogs over here) gave me the idea a while ago that I should do a blog series on how to take your sandwiches to a whole other level and enjoy this most perfect of comfort foods.

Today I'm going for a Mexican toasted sandwich - a quesadilla which I make with courgette, chorizo and lots of gooey melted cheese. You can omit the chorizo if you want this to be vegetarian and you can also omit the spice if you so wish - which I never do! Perfect served with an ice cold beer!

Courgette Quesadillas

1 onion, diced 
50g chorizo, cubed 
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2tsp cumin 
2 tbsp tomato puree 
1 tin black beans, drained 
2 courgettes, sliced on the diagonal 
200g cheddar, grated 
green chilli, finely chopped
handful of coriander

take a griddle pan and heat it up, using a pastry brush, brush the courgette with olive oil and then place them on the pan and char-grill them on each side, set aside to cool, season and squeeze over a bit of lime juice. in a separate pan fry off the onion and chorizo in a pan with a tiny splash of oil. once they have softened add in the garlic, cumin and tomato puree and cook off for a couple of minutes. add in the beans along with around 6 tablespoons of water and mash the beans a bit with a fork until you have a rough paste. in a bowl combine the cheese, chilli and  coriander. take a shallow pan and place on tortilla on one half add the beans, courgette and the cheese and then fold it over, pressing down slightly, cook for a few minutes and then turn over and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side. remove from pan and then repeat until you have used all the ingredients. 

I'm linking this "session" with Honest Mummys blog's link up - Tasty Tuesdays! 

Tasty Tuesdays on HonestMum.com


  1. I love quesadillas for lunch and this sounds really tasty, especially with the chorizo in there. I would also never omit the spice!

    1. I'd hope not with your blog name! Thanks for a lovely comment x

  2. Ooo this looks yummy and with my fav ingredient too - chorizo! I'd make it with gluten free tortillas... if such a thing exists?!

    1. Chorizo is one of my favourites too - you'll find it a lot in my blog! Gluten free tortillas - http://www.mexgrocer.co.uk/gluten-free-tortillas.html or you could try making them, this recipe looked straight forward enough - http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/gluten-free-flour-tortillas-from-gfoas-bakes-bread/ Good luck!

  3. Oh these look so good! Pinned for the future


    1. Thank you! Give them a go - they work well x

  4. Oh wow, yummy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays