I know that sometimes it can be nice to get some recipe inspiration, because you get in the habit of eating one and the same things every single week. There’s nothing wrong with that but you might be ready for something new. It felt like forever since I actually shared a recipe on here. I was scrolling back and found that the last one I posted was the recipe to my favorite homemade pumpkin soup (if you haven’t already, definitely try this soup!). So, here I am sharing this vegetarian quesadillas recipe! It’s very easy to make, it tastes delicious and it is also vegetarian. Just a quick warning… Don’t read this blog post if you’re hungry because it will make you crave food even more haha.
What you’ll need | Whole grain wraps, grated cheese, sweet corn, paprika, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella, tomatoes, vegetarian meat, crème fraîche, chili sauce and spices.
How to | The quesadilla base is of course the wrap. I like to use the whole grain ones and now there are even vegetable ones so pick whatever you like. Before you can do something with the wraps, the filling of the quesadillas has to be made. So, I cut the paprika and mushrooms, cooked them in a pan with the sweet corn. Since I am a vegetarian, I also added some vegetarian meat (the one from the Vegetarische Slager is my fave) to the pan and cooked this with the vegetables. Then I grabbed my whole grain wraps again and covered half of them with cheese and mozzarella. Why half? Because I am folding it in half, which I find the most easy way to make quesadillas. After that I added the vegetables and vegetarian meat I just cooked for a bit in the pan and spread them out evenly over the half of the wrap. Since I love spinach, I also put some leaves of spinach on it. Add some more cheese, sprinkle some spices on top and fold the wrap closed.
There are different ways of cooking the quesadillas. I think the way of cooking them in a pan is very difficult when you have to flip it. To make it easier for myself, I put the quesadillas in the oven! I first put mine in the oven for about 8 minutes at 150 °C. I then put the oven on 180 °C for 5 more minutes. When the top of the quesadillas looked light brown and the cheese was melted, I knew my quesadillas were done!
Before diving in… Let’s not forget about the toppings and dips! I am not that into avocado (I know, I know) but if you are, definitely go for some good old guacamole. I like to top my quesadillas with some fresh tomatoes and crème fraîche. Besides that, I love to dip my quesadillas in chili sauce, because what would a meal be without some chili sauce?
You can create so many different (vegetarian) quesadillas. Just make it however you like it. This is currently my favorite way to make them! Very easy and with vegetarian meat as well. If you’re not a vegetarian, you can always switch out the vegetarian meat with chicken or any other meat. I would love to know if you have any quesadillas recipe that I should try or just any other vegetarian meals. For now, I hope you get to make these quesadillas as well and will enjoy them as much as I do (as I am writing this, I actually had them for dinner and tasted sooooo good)! What do you like better: tacos or quesadillas?