Sweet Potato Quesadillas


Quesadillas, are a great solution to a fuss free meal, and a clever way to use leftovers, so keep some tortillas in the pantry. I prefer the large ones.


For the sweet potato mash up, preheat oven at 200 degrees, and place the sweet potato. skin on on a tray. Bake for at least 90 minutes, turning it upside down after the first 45 minutes. Check it is easily pierced with a knife. Allow to cool and peel skin off. Mash up flesh with a fork and add to your liking:

  • Red Pepper, finely diced

  • Spring Onions, finely sliced

  • Coriander leaves, finely cut

  • Lime zest and juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Fill half of each tortilla with the mash, sprinkle grated parmesan on top and fold other half over. Heat a non stick pan over high heat and place the folded tortilla until coloured deeply but not burnt, very few minutes, it will depend on the heat and the pan, could be as little as a few seconds. Flip over and repeat.


Remove on a cutting board, and cut in 4, or more. I like to serve this with a refreshing green salad.