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Friday, April 24, 2009
Vegan Mushroom Quesadillas
Quesadillas just isn’t Quesadillas unless it’s smothered in cheese.Would you believe if i said that these quesadillas were tasteful even without a speck of cheese? the luscious healthful guacamole makes up for the creamy texture of cheese and the meaty mushrooms make a fulfilling Quesadillas.To say the least these are sure to be any health nut's cherished meal.
The brilliant recipe comes from Lisa's Vegetarian kitchen,being Tried and Tasted this month.Aparna of My diverse Kitchen hosts this month Tried and tasted event.
3 cups(about 6 ounce) mushrooms,choose the meaty kind like button or shiitake mushrooms
1 medium onion,sliced
1 small tomato,chopped
2 small green chillies or Jalapeno peppers,chopped
1 big garlic clove, finely minced
2 tablespoons of parsley or cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
4 medium corn or wheat tortillas(Parathas or roti can also be used)
Heat about a tablespoon of oil on medium heat in pan,add the onions ,saute until slightly brown 4-5 minutes,the add in the garlic ,spices and chillies or peppers.After a minute add the tomatoes and mushrooms,cook just until tender about 5 minutes.Remove from heat.Mix in the herbs.
Heat a non stick pan on medium flame. Roast the tortilla or paratha on both sides. Spread some mushroom mixture. Fold , drizzle couple of drops of oil on sides of pan ,spread around and roast tortilla on both sides until lightly crisp. Remove and keep on a cutting board. Slice in halves or diagonally in to 3 triangles.Repeat for remaining tortillas. Spread some creamy Guacamole on top of Quesadilla and serve.