Nigella Lawson Easy Quesadillas

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

I saw Nigella Lawson make this on "Nigella Express" this morning and so I made for lunch as a side with tomato soup. Great base recipe I will use again and again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Place ham on the tortilla.
  3. Over 1/2 only, sprinkle the chopped pickled jalapeno, the grated cheese and the chopped scallion. Scatter over the cilantro leaves.
  4. Carefully fold the tortilla wrap in half, (fold the untopped half over the cheese so you have a fat half moon).
  5. Carefully brush each side with the oil before putting it on the hot grill pan; grill for a minute each side.
  6. Transfer the tortilla to a board or plate and cut into 3 triangles. Eat with some salsa on the side.
  7. Feel free to play with the fillings as you wish.
Most Helpful

This is so yummy. For my son I had to made it very simple with just the ham and cheese. But for us I added the jalapeno. Because of DH I had to left out the scallion. Thanks Lisa :) Made for the Best of 2010 cookbook tag game

Boomette February 20, 2011

This is a great quesadilla! I made as posted except I don't care much for cilantro so I used fresh parsley. For the cheese I used Monterey Jack. Since I don't have a grill pan I just used a large non-stick skillet. Served with Nigella Lawson Roquamole instead of salsa and each one complimented the other perfectly and became a sum greater than the whole. Thanks so much for posting!

flower7 January 09, 2010