This week I really wanted to make quesadillas, a favorite meal of mine, for lunches. But I wanted to make them as low waste as possible. I saw a video recently where someone had made their own tortillas and I thought I might be able to do the same to make my lunches.
Normally I would never attempt to do such a thing, but during quarantine I’ve become used to making breads, pastas, and even pizza dough by hand! So I felt confident enough to give the tortillas a shot.
Not only were these really easy to make, they saved me money because the only four ingredients the recipe called for I had at home already.
This is the recipe that I used to make my tortillas, but I’ll summarize below.
I took pictures of the process below to better show exactly what I was doing!
I not only found this recipe incredibly easy to follow, but I was also really impressed with how these came out. They looked just like the store bought ones!
For the quesadilla I added in bell peppers and onions sauteed, I got these all package free. I also added some cheese that we had in the fridge, and some spinach which we had frozen. To go with it I added some black beans and rice. And that’s how I got this delicious low-waste lunch for the week! This could also easily be a great weeknight dinner if you don't work from home like I do at the moment.
Edit: at the end of the week my tortillas were quite stale, I ripped apart what I had left and tossed them on a pan in the oven at 325F for about 20 min and make my own tortilla chips out them!
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