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Cheese Quesadillas by Unearthed

By Whatyousow


As a bit of a foodie myself, I am often excited when I see that yet another tasty treat from a well loved holiday destination has made its way to our fair shores. The cured meats, fancy cheeses and amazing antipasti that you could previously only get on holiday are now frequently to be found on shop shelves over here. It’s ace. And over the past few years, it’s brands such as Unearthed who have led the way, traveling the world to find these delicious things and sourcing them for us to enjoy. 

The lovely people at Unearthed not only sell us their amazing finds but show us how to cook with them too. They maintain a fab archive of recipes on their website, my favorite of which is their sausage and chorizo rolls.   

And today, they’re taking part in our first birthday party by sharing their own recipe for cheese quesadillas. 

So what with the beetroot houmous, courgette bruschetta, frickles and scotch eggs, we’ve got your party food covered. Over to Susie from Unearthed to tell you about the quesadillas:

As foodie discoverers we’re definitely up for being adventurous when it comes to entertaining and feeding friends.  Imagine how embarrassing it would be if our guests came round and we presented them with vol-au-vents, iced party rings and a cheese and pineapple hedgehog? Don’t get us wrong, we’re not knocking them, but they’re our guilty pleasures (shhhh - don’t tell anyone).

With a wealth of culinary traveling experience, not to mention a range of nationalities in our office, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing party food form around the world and so we asked around to see who serves what -

  • Colombia – Picadas and fried plantains
  • England – Sausage rolls
  • Ireland – Fifteens (a sweet treat seemingly) not heard of outside Ireland)
  • Mexico - Quesadillas with salsa and guacamole
  • Spain – Charcuterie and cured meats, especially Lomo Iberico
  • France – Savoury cake
  • Germany – Weisswurst and soft pretzels
  • Greece – Spinach and feta filo pie
  • Italy – Slices of freshly-baked focaccia
  • Jamaica – Curry goat or jerk chicken
  • Nigeria – Pepper Soup
  • South Africa – Biltong and beer


After reading through that list we thought, why not make one of those traditional treats? With a chill in the air we decided there was something fitting (read comforting) about quesadillas – the perfect combination of melted cheese and bread. Plus those crisp triangles are just perfect for dipping into salsa, guacamole, sour cream or even a delicious chilli.

So here’s our recipe for quesadillas (approved by our Mexican colleague, Tibi), accompanied by an ‘unearthed®’ take on salsa (made with our slow roasted, sun drenched tomatoes) and our limited edition guacamole.

Susie - unearthed®



  • 300g cheese, grated
  • 8 medium sized tortillas
  • Small bunch of coriander
  • 1 pack (295g) of unearthed® slow roasted, sun drenched tomatoes, drained
  • ½ large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mix the chopped chilli and onion together
  2. Roughly chop the tomatoes, then add to the mixture
  3. Season to taste
  4. Add ½ tsp of the lemon juice, taste, then add more if required
  5. Finish with a handful of chopped coriander
  6. Divide the grated cheese between the 8 tortillas
  7. Sprinkle cheese on one half of the tortilla, then fold over and press down
  8. Repeat with remaining tortillas, then place on a baking tray
  9. Cook in the oven for about 10 mins, until the cheese is melting
  10. Remove from oven, then brown each quesadilla in the frying pan on both sides
  11. Cut each semi-circle into 4 triangles and lay out on a plate in a circular shape, garnish with some coriander
  12. Place the salsa in the centre, and add a dish of guacamole
  13. Buen provecho!


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