Quesadillas with Homemade Salsa & Guacamole

Quesadillas are instantly satisfying and fulfilling. Make them for a quick Saturday lunch to have a change from regular sandwiches. As you all know, it is a great Mexican dish that is low in fat. Homemade guacamole and salsa is also very tasty and fun to make and eat!

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
Recipe Type: Vegan, Mexican, Appetizer/Snack
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients for Homemade Salsa:

4    Medium Tomatoes
1    Medium Onion
4    Tsp Salsa, store-bought
2    Cloves Garlic, fresh
1    Tsp Ginger Paste
1    Green Salerno Pepper
1    Bunch Cilantro, washed & cut
Salt to taste
1    Can Tomato Sauce

Directions for Salsa: 

  1. Use a chopper or Cuisinart to chop all of the ingredients. It should not be totally liquid. You should still see some pieces.
  2. Make this salsa ahead of time. Refrigerate to mellow the taste.
  • Mangoes and/or ripe papaya may be added to enhance the flavor.
  • More Green Chilies may also be added.

Ingredients for the Guacamole:

2-3 Avocadoes, ripe, peeled and smashed 
1    TBsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh garlic, crushed 
Cilantro, chopped
Onions, chopped

Directions for Guacamole: 

  1. Mix together and serve.

Tips for Guacamole: 

  • I try to leave one avocado seed in the guacamole.
  • Guacamole Ready Mix package also works well.

Ingredients for Quesadillas:

1    Package Tortillas
1    Can Black Beans
Olives, chopped
Spring Onions, chopped
Red Onion, chopped
Cilantro, chopped
Jalapeño, seeded & chopped
1    Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded (or Vegan Cheese )
Chopped Vegetables of your choice 

Directions for Quesadillas: 

  1. In a skillet on medium heat, lay one tortilla and layer all of the ingredients on top.
  2. Now cover with another tortilla.
  3. Heat for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Check that the cheese has melted.
  5. Cut into pieces and serve with homemade salsa and guacamole.
  6. Garnish with lettuce and sour cream.

Tips for Quesadillas: 

  • There are different varieties of tortillas available in the market.
  • Here I have used one package of cilantro jalapeño tortillas.

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