Los Estafadores Quesadilla


The Cheats Quesadilla – a quick, easy and cheap recipe – with Chunky Avocado Salsa

According to America’s Real Simple magazine, one of the best ways to use less water is to eat a vegetarian meal once a week – or if you already eat vego occasionally – to eat one more vegetarian meal a week. It’s a big call, but they claim that giving up just over 100gm of beef a week will save more than 60,000 litres of water a year. So to inspire you to eat more veg, and to celebrate the surprising self-control I have shown by reaching 10 whole posts (!!) I am giving you the gift of an easy and delicious vego recipe that I have tried and tested many times at home.


  • 1 Packet of tortillas
  • 1 Can of refried beans
  • ½ Red Onion –finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 Tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 Avocado – chopped
  • ½ Cup of coriander leaves
  • Cheese (optional)

To make chunky avocado salsa: mix the tomatoes, avocado and coriander together. Sometimes I like to add some corn to the mix too.

To make quesadillas: mix the refried beans, red onion and lime juice in a bowl. Spread over half of the tortillas and sprinkle cheese over the top if desired. Use the other half of tortillas to top them off.

Place a frypan on a medium heat, add a little olive oil if it takes your fancy, and fry your tortilla sandwiches for a minute or so on each side.

Once warmed through, cut the quesadillas into portions for serving, and top with chunky avo salsa.