Gluten-Free and Vegan Quesadillas

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Hey Senorita and Senor! Try our vegan version of one of our favorite Mexican dishes!

If you visit our Food Matters Recipes frequently, you will see we love to ‘healthify’ some of our favorite dishes. Mexican is often on the list! We’ve re-created the traditional Mexican Quesadilla into a vegan-friendly version with gluten-free tortillas, a ‘cheesy’ queso sauce and a zesty guacamole.

Next time your friend screws up their face at an invite to your vegan-friendly Mexican soiree, these guys should be at the top of your list!

Gluten-Free and Vegan Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 serve of gluten-free tortillas recipe below
  • 1 serve of vegan queso ‘cheese’ recipe below
  • 1 serve of guacamole
  • 1 tin organic pinto or mixed beans drained and rinsed
  • fresh lime to serve
  • extra cilantro to serve

Instructions

  • To make a quesadilla, lay a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread with a little of the guacamole mixture, some vegan queso sauce, and some black beans. Top with another tortilla and repeat step to make a second quesadilla with the remaining ingredients.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Place one quesadilla in the pan, making sure it remains flat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, gently flip and cook 2nd side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and repeat with remaining quesadilla.
  • Cut into wedges and serve with any leftover guacamole, queso, a squeeze of fresh lime and a sprinkle of cilantro.
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Sauces, dips, and spreads, School Lunches, Snack, Special Occasion - Adult Party
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Quesadilla
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Food Matters

Gluten-Free Tortillas

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare your flax seed binder by combining 2 tbsp ground flax with 6 tbsp water. Mix well and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes to form ‘egg-like’ mixture.
  • Mix together all of your tortilla ingredients, and combine well by mixing with a whisk.
  • Heat a tiny amount of coconut oil in small fry pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan, gently moving around to form a round tortilla. Cook on one side for 1-2 minutes and gently flip and the other side for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
  • Continue this same process until you have no more tortilla mixture. Makes about 6-8 tortillas. Tortillas can be prepared ahead of time and warmed in the oven.
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Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, School Lunches, Side Dish, Snack, Special Occasion - Adult Party
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tortilla
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Food Matters

Vegan Queso

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except water) in a high-speed blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Gradually add in the hot water while processing to form a smooth mixture. You don't want this to be too runny.
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Course Appetizer, Sauces, dips, and spreads
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cashew
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Food Matters

Guacamole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a small just before serving your nachos so the avocado remains as fresh as possible.
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Course Appetizer, Freezer Friendly, Salad, Sauces, dips, and spreads, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Avocado, Guacamole
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Food Matters

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