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

    Lunch

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    5

How to make it

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion, stir and cook gently. Add the yellow pepper, corn kernels, oregano, pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, stir and let it cook for a minute or two.
  2. Add the Gran Luchito Cantina Beans and a bit of vegetable stock into the pan. Simmer on a low heat for 6-7 minutes and stir from time to time. Remove from the heat and add the freshly chopped coriander on top, then set aside.
  3. Get your Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps and add a good spoonful of the bean and corn filling. Add grated cheese and fold in half, then repeat the same with the rest of the tortillas and cheese.
  4. Place your quesadillas into a non-stick pan until the cheese is lovely and gooey and the surface of the tortilla is golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve your quesadillas warm, with Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serranos on the side. Enjoy!

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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FAQs

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

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