Quesadilla must be among the most popular Mexican dishes on the entire planet and for all the right reasons. Quesadillas are tasty, filling, and they are very easy to make. However, if the usual chicken quesadilla recipes do not appeal to you, since you are sworn by your vegan beliefs, there is plenty of hope for you. You can try from a myriad of vegan quesadillas recipes that maintain the appeal of this famous Mexican dish, while not using any meat or animal byproduct. We want to show you two such great recipes that will help you keep slim and healthy, while enjoying the perfect taste of a well made quesadilla.
Mushroom and avocado – the perfect combination for quesadillas
The most important provocation for any vegan who enjoys their food is to find clever tasty replacement for all the protein providers usually found in a quesadilla recipe, like meat and cheese. What could be a tastier replacement for meat than mushrooms? For the convinced vegan longing for a quesadilla, this is the perfect recipe. No cheese is needed to make this quesadilla recipe taste simply amazing. Here is everything you need to know about this great recipe.
What you will need:
– 2 tortillas (we recommend the large ones, but you can choose to make smaller quantities, if this is what you want)
– 1 sliced avocado
– 6 Portobello mushrooms, finely sliced
– 3 finely sliced shallots
– Olive oil
– Salt and pepper
You can add a bit of hummus for some extra taste, but we want to present you the basic recipe. First, you need to sauté the mushrooms. Heat up a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan (but not too much), and first add the shallots. When these turn translucent, add some salt and pepper, and, a bit after that, the Portobello mushrooms. Sauté everything, until the mushrooms leave enough tasty juice.
Fill the tortillas with the sautéed mushrooms and fold them. Grill them for added crunchiness, and, at the end, add the sliced avocado.
Become adventurous with a pumpkin, apple and onion quesadilla
Quesadillas come in all kinds of flavors and that is a great thing. They can be sweet or savory, they can be smoky or spicy. If you prefer vegan recipes, the next one will be right up your alley.
What you will need:
– 2 finely sliced onions
– 1 cup of pumpkin puree
– 1 finely sliced apple
– ¼ cup of vegetable broth
– ½ teaspoon of chili (powder)
– ¼ teaspoon of paprika
– ¼ teaspoon dry rosemary
– 2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
– 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
– Cayenne pepper
– 4 tortillas
Caramelize the onions in a skillet in which you previously poured the vegetable broth. Be careful that the onions do not become too crowded in different areas, or they will not caramelize properly. In a different bowl, mix the pumpkin puree with the maple syrup and all the spices described above. When the onions are ready, turn off the heat and add the balsamic vinegar. When assembling the tortillas, start with a layer of pumpkin puree, followed by one with caramelized onions, and one of apple slices. Fold the tortillas and cook them in a skillet, preferably non-stick.