Cheesy Salmon Quesadilla

Finding quick and healthy lunches aside from a variation of sandwiches can be a challenge for me. So this fits the bill perfectly. Just put the quesadillas together, place them in the frypan, and almost before you know it, it is done! I like this so much I also cook it at home in the kitchen at times.

They are so simple they make a great snack, lunch or an easy light dinner. This recipe uses just 4 ingredients I always have on hand: tinned salmon, grated apple, cheese and some mayo inside a tortilla and it works every time and anytime.


  • 1 can (170 g) pink salmon, drained well (I keep the bones and crush them with my fingers - added calcium and it is easily digested - I promise that fussy eaters wont even notice them!)
  • ¾ cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 apple peeled and grated
  • ¾ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 4 x 10-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas


  1. Preheat barbecue or fry pan to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, stir together salmon, apple, cheese and mayonnaise.
  3. Spread a generous serving of mixture on half of each tortilla. Fold into a half-moon shape.
  4. Place on your frypan or a piece of tin foil large enough to cover the folded quesadilla but leave the ends open so it doesn't sweat and you can easily check on it. 
  5. Grill/fry about 4 minutes per side, or until cheese has melted and tortilla is golden brown.
  6. Cut tortillas into wedges and serve immediately.

Best eaten hot!

This mixture is also lovely as a topping on open bread roll and placed under a griller until top melts and turns golden brown. It is fabulous in jaffle iron sandwich on a wonderful camp fire.


  1. That looks like a very tasty quick and easy meal. Gotta try it.

    1. It is a easy meal. Most of us don't want to be slaving in our kitchens whilst travelling. At the same time, we don't boring, bland foods either! I hope you enjoyed it by now, sorry I missed the comment until now!


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