A stack of chilli corn & spring onion quesadilla

Chilli corn & spring onion quesadilla

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Try a new twist on a classic Mexican-inspired snack by adding fiery chillies, sweetcorn and a squeeze of lime

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal375
  • fat18g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ finely chopped onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • ½ finely chopped red chilli



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 200g canned sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 3 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 lime, zested



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 large flour tortillas



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • 30g cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 30g mozzarella, grated
  • chilli sauce, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry for 10 mins or until softened. Add the chilli and ground coriander and cook for 1 min more. Stir through the sweetcorn, spring onions and lime zest. Season to taste. 

  2. Pile the mixture on 1 tortilla, then top with the cheddar, mozzarella and the second tortilla. Heat a frying pan over a high heat. When hot, add the quesadilla, cook for 2 mins on one side, then turn it over and cook for 1-2 mins more, or until the cheese is melted. Cut into four and serve with some chilli sauce, if you like.

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