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Spiced lamb quesadillas

Spiced lamb quesadillas

If you're looking for a tasty alternative for a BBQ, then try these spiced lamb quesadillas, they're delicious and really easy to make

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 450g/1lb lean lamb mince
  • 5ml/1tsp ground coriander
  • 5ml/1tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 50g/2oz baby spinach leaves
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 100g/4oz feta cheese, crumbled or 1 x 125g tub buffalo mozzarella cheese or similar, drained and torn
  • 30ml/2tbsp olive oil

For the apple and mint salsa:

  • 1-2 large green apples, cored and diced
  • Large handful freshly chopped mint
  • 15ml/1tbsp mild olive or groundnut oil
  • 15ml/1tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 5-10ml/1-2tsp runny honey

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 7, 220°C,425°F. 
  2. Heat a large shallow, non-stick frying pan and dry fry the mince with the spices and seasoning for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir through the spinach and parsley.
  3. Place 4 tortillas on a chopping board and spread evenly with the cheese then the lamb mixture.  Sandwich together with the remaining tortillas, transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and brush with the oil.
  4. Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the tortillas are crispy and the lamb is cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the salsa; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  6. Slice each quesadilla in half and serve immediately with the apple and mint salsa and a green salad.

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