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Cheese Quesadillas




Cheese Quesadillas make a fabulous quick and easy snack for all kinds of occasions!  Perhaps you want them as a light lunch, or maybe you are entertaining.  These tasty little bites of cheesiness go down a real treat any time! 



As those of you who have been reading me for a while know, I am the lucky recipient of the gift of a Degustabox each month. Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am gifted with one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie.  I just love these boxes.  Each one is always a lovely surprise.
  
Opening each one feels a tiny a bit like Christmas to me. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. I even have a code that  can give you which will  give you a £3 discount off of your first box. I will tell you about that at the end. I have been getting these boxes for a couple of years now and I have to say I have never been disappointed.


This month was the May BBQ and Snacking Box, filled with lots of goodies to enjoy at a BBQ or jus as a snack.  From the moment I saw the Street Taco sized tortillas by Mission, I was inspired to want to use them in a recipe, but first a little bit about the rest of the contents of my box.


XITE Energy 2 X £1.49

XITE Energy is a grea, healthier alternative to the enrgy drinks that are currently out there! They use natural caffeine and flavours to create a refreshing boost that will help you to stay focused throughout your day. They are always zero sugar and use as little unnecessary ingredients as possible!

*Available at Holland & Barrett, WHSmiths

SKINNY TONIC 2 X £0.75

Indian, a botanical blen of sicilian lemon, bitter orange and thyme.
Meditrranean, a botanical blend of fresh citrus, thyme, floral and sweet basil notes.

*Available in BOOTHS, Amazon and online

YES! Snack Bars 1 X £2.99

YES! snack bars are dleicious and wholesome, made from the best ingrediens that nature has to offer. What's more, they are wrapped in recylable paper packaging to provide you with a no-compromise approach to snacking. YES! Tasty by nature.

*Pricing at the descretion of the retailer. Multipacks are available at ASDA and Morrisons.


BERONIA Rioja Criana 18.75cl 1 X £2.99

Made predominantly from Tempranillo, complimented by Garnacha and Mauelo, this Criana is intensely fruity, with blackberry and strawberry characters with hints of vanilla and spice from aging in mixed French and American oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.

*Available at Waitrose & Ocado (18.75cl bottle also available from Tesco from 25th May) 

BULL'S EYE Original BBQ Sauce 1 X £2.49

Bull's Eye Original BBQ Sauce pays its dues to the greatest pitmasters of the US and the best meat in the world.  It's a sweet, yet bold and smokey BBQ Sauce that's best brushed onto tender pork chops, rich brisket, juicy ribs, and succulent chicken.

*Available in major supermarket chains. 

HELLMAN'S Fat Free Salad Dressing/House Salad Dressing 2 X £1.65

Enjoy the delicious taste of these Hellman's salad dressings this summer by keeping a bottle on hand to transform your everyday salads from simple to spectacular. Whatever the occasion Hellman's salad dressings are sure to add flavour o your salads, without the addition of unwanted fat and preservatives.

*Available in the major supermarket chains.


HARTLEY'S Juicy Jelly Pouches  1 X £2.79 

From the nations favourite jelly brand. This delicious juicy pouch of wobbly jelly is super convenient and loved by kids (and parents)! Made with real fruit juice and under 100 calories, this is the perfect snack for on the go or as a tasty treat slipped into a lunch box!

*Available in the major supermarket chains. 

BAREBELLS Hazenut & Nougat Protein Bar 1 X £2.50

At Barebells they believe in happy eating and healthy living. They offer a whole range of protin enriched bars and shakes tha never compromise with flavour. Their products are a treat for everyone who wants a yummy snack. After gym or during your afternoon tea; go ahead, feed your cravings.

*Available at Sainsbury's and Amazon. 

LINDT Lindor Milk Bar 1 X £0.85 

Experience the bliss of LINDOR in a milk chocolate bar. the perfect combination of the finest LINDT milk chocolate with an irresistibly smooth melting filling, crafed with passion by the LINDT Master Chocolatiers. Also available in Orange and Mint.

*Available in all major retailers and online at www.lindt.co.uk

MISSION Street Tacos 2 X £1.20  

Soft Tacos in their signature recipe.  REady to fill and fold for street style eating. Ready to enjoy or suitable for home freezing to experience at a later date.

*Available now in Morrisons and from 27th of May in Sainsbury's stores nationwide.


It was the Mission Street Taco tortillas that I chose to highlight with a recipe.   No surprise there as we are huge fans of Tex Mex in this house!  We are also huge fans of Quesadillas!


That is for a variety of reasons. One they are quick and easy to make (and to eat)!  Two they are delicious and fun to eat.


Three they are incredibly versatile and can be adapted to whatever fillings you want to fill them wih. Today I just used cheese and spring onion.  These taco sized tortillas were a wonderful size for making snack sized quesadillas!


The Lime and Chili tortillas were quite spicy actually so a plain cheese filling suited them!


Just look at how cheesy they are and how toasty golden brown.  My secret to that crisp, golden moreish surface is to butter the tortillas with softened butter before I toast them in the skillet.


It really does make a delicious difference.  They are crisp and buttery!


Nice and cheesy and perfect for dipping into your favourite Quesadilla dips!  Today we enjoyed them with tomato salsa and sour cream! YUMMY!

Cheese Quesadillas
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Cheese Quesadillas

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This is a very simple snack to make for your family. You only need a few ingredients and they go together in a flash.

Ingredients:

For each quesadilla:
  • soft tortillas
  • shredded melting types of cheese (I recommend Jack cheese or a medium cheddar)
  • chopped spring onions
  • softened butter to spread
To serve:
  • sour cream for dipping
  • salsa for dipping
  • guacamole for dipping
  • refried beans for dipping

Instructions:

  1. You can use a large skillet on top of your hob to make these.  Butter one side of each tortilla and grate your cheese.  Chop your spring onions.  Heat your skillet over medium  high heat.  Place one of your tortillas buttered side down in the skillet. Add a quantity of grated cheese. spreading it all the way to the edges of the tortilla, but leaving a dip in the centre. I do this because when it melts the cheese will go naturally towards the centre of the tortilla.  Sprinkle with the chopped spring onion and place another tortilla on top of the cheese/onion mixture, buttered side up.  Toast in the skillet until golden brown on the underside.  Carefully flip over using a flexible spatula and toast on the other side.  Cut into serving sized pieces using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. (Depending on what size tortillas you have used this will vary.  These Taco sized tortillas produced four quesadillas each.) Serve warm with your favourite dips.
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I really DO make great use of and enjoy many of these fabulous products I am sent each month to try out.
 
Many thanks to Degustabox UK for gifting me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile.  If you like the sound of this box, why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before.   Included is also a detailed information card  which tells you all about each product included, and other extras such as recipes, etc.   

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 So, that was the May Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is £12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit www.degustabox.com 

Use the code 2ROE0 to get £3 off your first Degustabox, free delivery – enjoy! 
     
I was gifted with the box free of charge, however any and all opinions are my own.   


 


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  1. Awesome recipe. A little amount of oil is a blessing on these Cheese Quesadillas.

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