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Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas [Vegan]

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These cheesy quesadillas may feel like a total comfort food indulgence, but they are remarkably healthy! The "cheese" is made with corn, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt, and with the avocado and cherry tomatoes, these are pretty well-rounded ingredient-wise. Who knew ooey-gooey deliciousness could be so wholesome?

Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Vegan

Serves

12

Cook Time

15

Ingredients

For the Vegan Cheese:

  • 1 15-ounce can corn
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper

For the Quesadillas:

  • 1-2 smashed avocados
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Your favorite tortillas
  • Chili powder (optional)

Preparation

To Make the Vegan Cheese:

  1. Combine corn, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper to taste in the bowl of a blender or food processor. Process until the mixture is well combined. Don’t over-process or it will end up too smooth.

To Make the Quesadillas:

  1. Put smashed avocado on your favorite tortilla. Add halved cherry tomatoes. Top all of it with a real good amount of cheesy corn. If you like, add a bit more heat with the optional chili powder. Finish with the second tortilla.
  2. Cut the quesadilla into triangles, brush them with a bit oil if needed. Bake at 400°F on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for around 15 minutes, until crispy and golden.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 815 | Total Carbs: 92 g | Total Fat: 39 g | Total Protein: 21 g | Total Sodium: 911 g | Total Sugar: 16 g

(Per Serving) Calories: 68 | Carbs: 8 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 76 g | Sugar: 1 g

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Always simple, always gluten-free, always scrumptious! Florian Nouh is the recipe developer, photographer, and cook behind Contentedness Cooking. I'm a food enthusiast who loves creating vegan and gluten-free recipes. The recipes on Contentedness Cooking range from fruity breakfasts to hearty lunches, from delicious dinners to scrumptious desserts – there is something for everyone, all easy to make by home cooks without the need for special equipment. It’s all about natural ingredients, healthy choices, and embracing creativity.


 

 

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204 comments on “Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas [Vegan]”

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Pam
7 Months Ago

Delicious!! Too much garlic, though, and I only added 2 cloves. I didn\'t use avocado because of intolerance and took a bit of oil instead. thank you!


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9 Months Ago

This recipe turned out great! I added some yellow capsicum, red onion and coriander to pump up the vegetable content. It was perfect, thank you.


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Sue
11 Months Ago

How many tortillas do you use with this mixture? Surely more than just 2? (meaning 1 quesadilla)


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push
11 Months Ago

Nice


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cindy
11 Months Ago

😋😋😋😋😋


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cindy
08 Sep 2016

Yummy

Kate Good
11 Months Ago

love it


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ivano
07 Sep 2016

:)

ivano
11 Months Ago

Nice


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Kate Good
07 Sep 2016

I agree

Deirdre Kelly
11 Months Ago

Harriet Pudney these look amazing and are vegan and I thought they could be something you'd be interested in


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Harriet Pudney
29 Aug 2016

yaarrrrrm so keen to try that corn cheese! ty

Deirdre Kelly
11 Months Ago

Harriet Pudney these look amazing and are vegan and I thought they could be something you'd be interested in


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Harriet Pudney
29 Aug 2016

yaarrrrrm so keen to try that corn cheese! ty

Hannah Hoff
11 Months Ago

Kate Hoff!


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Kate Hoff
28 Aug 2016

Yum. Come home and I'll make them for you!



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