by: This Little Piggy Loves Food

It is turning into a regular occurrence that I decide to cook something for supper but then it takes a lot longer than I was expecting and I try to do too many things at once - I need to learn to concentrate on one thing at a time! My phone is becoming my own worst enemy as I am constantly texting or speaking on it and ignoring the job in hand and this was certainly the case here. Anyway despite a few errors and a few forgotten ingredients this was a great mid week supper.


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serves: 4

4 tortillas

1 x quesadilla spice mix

200g cheddar cheese

1 can x 198g sweetcorn, drained

1 can x 160g tuna chunks in brine, drained

1 x red or yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped

2 tbsp oil

can Guacamole and salsa to serve - you buy this ready made or I prepared it myself:


15 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters

Salt and Pepper

1 tbsp olive oil


1 avocado, mashed

3 cherry tomatoes, quartered

small Half a red onion, chopped (I didn't have this)

bunch A of coriander, chopped (I didn't have this)

Juice of half a lime

Salt and Pepper

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 639

  • Total Fat: 38.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 13.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.7 mg
  • Sodium: 575.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 12.6 g
  •     Sugars: 19.1 g
  • Protein: 33.1 g

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1.  To start prepare the salsa and guacamole - basically just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste. Set aside.

2.  Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the peppers for 2-3 minutes.

3.  Add the sweetcorn and tuna, and sprinkle over the quesadilla spice mix and 100ml water. Then stir together.

4.  Preheat the oven to a low heat, this is to keep the first quesadilla warm while you cook the second.

5.  Brush a large frying pan with the oil.

6.  Add a tortilla and spread with half the tuna and sweetcorn mixture, salsa and cheese. Then place another tortilla on top and press down slightly.

7.  Cook for a few minutes on each side until the tortilla browns and the cheese melts. Flipping the tortilla is not an easy process, I used a plate and a fish slice and managed not to drop it….just! Definitely don't attempt this while on the phone!

8.  Repeat the process with the remanding ingredients.

9.  Finally serve with a dollop of guacamole and enjoy.

10.  I do love a quesadilla and these were fantastic, I will definitely be making them again. Arabella apparently isn't such a fan however she did polish off her plate so they can't be too bad. If you are vegetarian you can swap the tuna for courgettes and aubergine and I might even substitute the tuna for prawns next time….watch this space!

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