finished Quesadilla with cactus dish

Quesadilla with Cactus

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Quesadillas are not only super delicious but also super easy to make. In this recipe the humble Quesadilla gets taken up an authentic notch similar to ones you would find on the Mexican street food scene with the addition of Sliced Mexican Green Cactus.

We recommend you pair these authentic Quesadillas with Cactus with some Easy Nachos and make sure you make a batch of Guacamole for dipping!

  • Prep time

    8 mins

  • Cook time

    12 mins

  • Total time

    20 mins

  • Ideal for


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  • Serves


How to make it

  1. Add the Tomatillo Salsa to a mixing bowl. Drain the Sliced Cactus and add to the salsa, stirring to combine.
  2. Divide the salsa and cactus mixture evenly between two Burrito Wraps, spreading over the surface.
  3. Divide the cheese between the two Burrito Wraps, scattering over the salsa.
  4. Sprinkle over fresh coriander to taste.
  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  6. Add one of the filled tortillas to the pan and top with a second plain tortilla. Cook for a few minutes, so that the underside of the tortilla starts to brown and the cheese begins to melt. Carefully slide the tortilla out the pan and flip over to toast the other side until lightly golden and the filling is hot through.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining Burrito Wraps.
  8. Slice into quarters to serve.

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