This "cheesy" quesadilla recipe will solve all your vegan quesadilla-making troubles. The sauce doesn’t only help with keeping the quesadillas together, it makes them taste creamy and cheesy as well. This meal comes together in very little time.

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Cheesy Cashew Quesadillas [Vegan, Grain-Free]

Calories

586

Serves

4

Cooking Time

30

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced in half circles
  • 1 bell pepper (red or yellow), sliced into strips
  • 1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise then sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 large wraps (gluten-free or grain-free if necessary)
  • 1 recipe of vegan cashew cheese sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
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Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add onion and pepper, sauté for 5 minutes; then add zucchini, mushrooms, spices, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Alternatively, mix all the same vegetable ingredients in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the vegetables on the sheet, and bake in the oven at 400°F for 10 - 15 minutes (until the peppers are soft), stirring halfway through.
  3. To assemble quesadillas, spread 2 - 3 tablespoons of cashew sauce over one side of the wrap. Place 1/4 of vegetable mixture over 1/2 of the wrap. Fold the half with no veggies over the other half. Repeat with the remaining wraps.
  4. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large pan. Place 1 - 2 quesadillas in the pan (you might be able to fit 2 if your pan is large enough). Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, or until slightly browned on the bottom. Gently flip the quesadillas and cook the other side for another 2 - 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 586 | Carbs: 57 g | Fat: 36 g | Protein: 19 g | Sodium: 278 mg | Sugar: 9 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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