Al-Ahram Weekly Online   29 March - 4 April 2012
Issue No. 1091
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Sufra Dayma:

Chicken and Avocado Cheese Quesadillas

By Moushira Abdel-Malek

Serves 4


8 flour tortillas

3 cups shredded chicken meat (barbecued or roasted)

2 tbsp mustard

1 tsp lemon juice

2/3 cup firm tomatoes (finely diced)

1 large avocado (finely diced)

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

50 gms rocket leaves (torn)

Salt + pepper

Sour cream to serve


In a medium-sized bowl, mix chicken with mustard, lemon juice, tomato, rocket leaves, avocado, cheese, salt and pepper. Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture, then fold each to form a sandwich. Cook in a preheated sandwich press until toasted, or in a large, slightly greased frying pan, over medium-high heat. Serve two quesadillas in each serving plate with a dollop of sour cream aside.

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