Roasted Cumin Quesadilla With Guacamole Recipe

From our friends at Épices de Cru!
Super simple and a great showcase of the power of a single spice.

GUACAMOLE

  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1½ tsp chile pasilla de Oaxaca, ground
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic (opt.)

QUESADILLAS

  • 2 tsp cumin, roasted and ground
  • ½ block (about 125 g) Oaxaca cheese, or other melty cheese, sliced
  • 2 flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • Oil for frying

METHOD

  1. Slice the avocado in two, remove the seed, and squeeze the flesh into a medium bowl. Add the juice, salt, ground chile, and garlic.
  2. Smash and blend with a fork until it is your desired consistency.
  3. Set aside (cover in plastic if you plan to wait more than 20 minutes so it does not brown).
  4. Place ½ of the sliced cheese on one of the tortillas. Sprinkle on 1 tsp. cumin and fold the tortilla in half.
  5. Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high. Add the folded quesadilla and fry for about 2 minutes on each side, until crispy.
  6. Repeat for the second tortilla.