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Easy Vegetarian Quesadilla

Easy Vegetarian Quesadilla
Serves: 4 Ready In: 35


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 400g tin mixed beans in water, drained
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 100g cheddar, grated
  • 4 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 1 lime, juice only (optional)
  • handful fresh coriander, to garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 120C/100C Fan/Gas ½.
  2. Heat half a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the spring onions and cook for 2 minutes, until beginning to soften. Add the beans and the chipotle paste stir well. Using a potato masher or fork, crush the beans to a rough purée. Transfer the beans to a plate and wipe out the pan.
  3. Add half a tablespoon of the oil to the pan over a low heat and gently wipe with a piece of kitchen paper. Put one tortilla in the pan and top with an even layer of grated cheese. Spoon over half the bean mixture and top with another even layer of cheese (the cheese acts as glue). Place a tortilla on top of the cheese, then press down with a spatula and cook for 3–4 minutes, or until the underside is golden. Flip over the quesadilla and cook for a further 3–4 minutes.
  4. Place on a baking tray and transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat step three with the remaining ingredients.
  5. If making the sour cream dip, mix the soured cream and lime juice together in a bowl. Cut the quesadillas into quarters and drizzle over the lime soured cream. Sprinkle with the coriander, if using, and serve