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Butternut and Feta Quesadillas


These Quesadillas are light, cheesy delight and work as a complete dish or pre-party snacks

  • Serves: 2-4 |
    2-4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 25 mins
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500 g diced butternut

1 tsp (5 ml) each ground cumin, cinnamon and coriander

freshly milled salt and pepper to taste


2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 chilli, seeded and chopped (optional)

¼ cucumber, chopped

½ onion, chopped

a handful of coriander, chopped

salt and pepper to taste


2 tsp (10 ml) sunflower oil

4 large flour tortillas/wraps

2 wheels feta, crumbled

1 C (250 ml) grated mozzarella

1 C (250 ml) sour cream or crème fraîche


Place the butternut and spices into a medium pot and pour in water until about 2 cm deep. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until tender, keeping a watchful eye on the water level. Use a fork to finely mash the butternut. Season well.


Combine all the salsa ingredients, cover and refrigerate while making the quesadillas.

To make the quesadilla

Heat a large frying pan with a little oil.

Generously spread half of the butternut on a tortilla, sprinkle with half of the crumbled feta and mozzarella and top with another tortilla. Press down firmly. Gently place into the hot pan and fry for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown. Transfer onto a board and cut into quarters. Make another quesadilla with the remaining ingredients.

Enjoy immediately with the salsa and sour cream.