Vegetable Quesadillas (Vegan Quesadillas)

DSC_1307 I love Mexican food and vegetable quesadillas is one of my favorites. But since the traditional quesadillas has cheese as the major component, I had been missing out on this food for the last few months. But as they say- necessity is the mother of invention and I kept wondering what could be a good substitute for the cheese.  Then one day as I picked up almond butter from Whole Foods the idea dawned on me. I couldn’t wait to try it. !

I tried it and it came out absolutely delicious.! I make this regularly now for lunch for myself along with a green smoothie. Yum.

I am linking this post to Throwback thursdays this week. Also linking to Fiesta Friday where Margy @ La Petite Casserole and Su @ Su’s Healthy Living are the co-hosts at FF this week.

Vegetable Quesadillas (Vegan Quesadillas)

  • Servings: Makes 6 wedges (about 2 servings when served with soup or smoothie)
  • Time: about 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 of a small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • about 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili pow (cayenne pepper)
  • pinch dried oregano
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado, chopped
  • about 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 whole wheat or multi grain tortillas

Heat a saute pan and add the oil.  When hot add the onions and sauté for about a minute on high. Next add the veggies except the mushrooms and cover with a lid and cook on low/medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until the veggies are steamed but still crisp.  Add the mushrooms and stir fry for another 2 minutes on medium.  Add the salt, chili pow and oregano. Turn heat off.

Heat a frying pan and brush it lightly with oil.  Place a tortilla on it. Apply almond butter on half the tortilla. Spread the cooked veggies on top of this half.  Spread almond butter on the other half and fold this half over the veggies. Flip carefully to cook on other side too for about 1 minute.  Transfer to a plate and cut into wedges and serve with hot sauce. Repeat same with the other tortilla.

Vegan Quesadillas

 

 

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Indu says:

    Reblogged this on Indu's International Kitchen and commented:

    I started a new space Called ‘My Vegan Space’ since I am trying to eat Vegan. Since I continue to cook other foods in my kitchen, I thought it best to create a new space for my new vegan adventures. Please follow it and hope you like it.! – Indu

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  2. Sophie33 says:

    Yummy delicious lunch! I love it too! x

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    1. Indu says:

      thank you Sophie! yeah so delicious!

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  3. Sophie33 says:

    I just followed you here! 🙂 Yay!

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  4. I’m here!
    I like the addition of the almond butter, sounds good 🙂

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    1. Indu says:

      thanks! Yes almond butter came close to a healthy substitute for cheese. i actually liked these even better than the cheesy ones now! lol 🙂

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      1. How interesting! I’ll have to try it 🙂

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  5. Margherita says:

    Love your version of quesadillas! Thanks for being at FF this week!

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    1. Indu says:

      thanks Margerhita and thx for visiting!

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  6. tentimestea says:

    Almond butter is such a creative idea–I never would have thought of that as a cheese substitute. It makes so much sense as it also has the richness of a cheese, and is a bit creamy as well!

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    1. Indu says:

      exactly right! It is rich in taste and creamy as well with a slight sweet taste…wonderful isn’t it? You should try it! thx for stopping by!

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  7. Miss Dinie says:

    This sounds very good for someone like me who eats dairy. Would be good to try..

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    1. Indu says:

      Yeah sure Dinie. I think even if you like the cheese version, you will find this one very good too! thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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      1. Miss Dinie says:

        That’s OK! Thank you for following my blog!

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  8. I noticed the almond butter, too! I bet it adds a little heft and protein! Yum! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! See you next week! 🙂

    Mollie

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    1. Indu says:

      It sure does! thank you 🙂

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