Mexican food with Vegetarian Quesadilla

Vegetarian Quesadilla

Vegetarian quesadillas are crowd pleasing, budget friendly, and require just a quick toasting in a hot pan so are easy to prepare at home – sounds like a winner!

When it comes to veggie quesadillas, we should also mention that they are very versatile and you can use just about any veg you have on hand because just about anything tastes delicious with melted cheese and tortilla! In our recipe we used sweetcorn, peppers and onions. We like to take it up a notch, and add some of our Gran Luchito Cantina Beans. A veggie and black bean quesadilla is just that bit more hearty and satisfying with the added protein from the black beans.

If you are vegan, there are now some really good vegan cheeses available that can be used to make them, so make sure to try them!

These vegetarian quesadillas are so delicious and not spicy at all. You can choose to add Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serranos to the mix for a bit of Mexican heat or leave them out if you are planning on giving them to little ones or those who prefer milder Mexican food. Either way, we know you’ll love them!

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    20 mins

  • Total time

    30 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 144 fat 6.4g saturates 2.6g carbs 15.7g sugars 2g fibre 1.4g protein 6.1g salt 0.72g

How to make it

  1. In a frying pan cook the onion, peppers and sweetcorn with the olive oil. Add the cantina beans season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the veggie-bean filling onto the soft tacos with a handful of cheese. Fold in half.
  3. Warm up over a hot pan until they turn golden brown on both sides. Serve with Fire-Roasted Serranos.

What To Serve With Quesadillas

If you are wondering what to serve with this vegetarian quesadilla recipe, why not go for some:

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What do you put in a veggie quesadilla?

Fill your quesadilla with black beans, chopped onions, peppers, chillies, tomatoes, corn, coriander and cheese. You can add canned, frozen, fresh or leftover veggies, which have been sauteed or not!

How many calories in a vegetable quesadilla?

It depends what exactly is in them, and how much cheese etc. They are usually between 230-300 calories for each quesadilla.

What beans can I substitute for black beans?

Refried Beans

What cheese can you put in a vegetarian quesadilla

Mexican cheese of course! Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheese are ideal because they melt easily and have a luxurious stretch. Manchego cheese is also a good option and may be more readily available. If you can't find any of these near you, we recommend using mozzarella, cheddar or Monterey Jack.

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Scott Proudman
Scott Proudman
3 years ago
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This recipe is delicious! It’s so easy to make, but the end result is very satisfying; it’s a recipe that we keep coming back to!
The Gran Luchito refried beans are a little on the spicy side compared to what we’re used to, but combined with manchego cheese and the vegetable mix it is a super tasty, and very quick, meal.

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
3 years ago
Reply to  Scott Proudman

Thanks Scott! As you say, so quick and easy but very satisfying

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