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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.

Ingredients
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)

Method
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.

33 comments:

Parita said...

Wow the Quesadillas are really looking tempting, nice way to serve with Guacamole, the stuffing will go grt with rotis as well :)

Priya said...

Quesadillas looks simply delicious Yasmeen, mushroom stuffing makes me hunger...Droolworthy dish!

Asha said...

Love it, specially the topping. Yummy!:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

wow they look like big shells :) I made them a lil crispy, I dint use mushrooms that seems to be a nice add to the quesadillas, healthy and the salsa is good too ...

Pooja said...

Lovely stuffing yasmeen..

Sweta said...

I'm suddenly so hungry ;-)

Vishali said...

Love the Quesadillas....and love them a lot being very healthy wihtout cheese. I will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing Yasmeen.

Also, thanks for dropping by my blog. I appreciate it. Hope to see you around. Have a wonderful weekend!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Healthy diversion from the regular cheesy quesadillas, they look delicious with the guacomole topping, love it Yasmeen :)

Lavanya said...

delicious quesidillas..yummy!!

Cham said...

Mushroom sounds perfect for quesadillas.

Poornima Nair said...

I just love Quesadillas...urs are tempting me so much.

Smitha said...

Me a big fan of quesadillas and fajitas.I used to be a big fan of button mushrooms, but once after an overdose of it, i stopped eating them forever :( I still love oyster mushrooms which unfortunately are unavailable here. Anyway, i guess i'll keep all my woes to myself.
Nice recipe anyway.

Jeena said...

I totally agree about that guacamole I bet it was perfect tasting with those yummy mushrooms.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats one heck of healthy filling quesadilla's Yasmeen..I love the mushroom stuffing n gucamole topping..Makes it so wholesome..yum..:)

bee said...

nowadays avocadoes are a staple in our diet. i can eat guac with every meal.

Prathibha said...

Wow Quesedilla's are looking yumm....I m drooling over..!!
plz pass me some..

Bharti said...

Yummy!Yummy!Yummy! I could go for that.

Vibaas said...

that looks good, esp. with the guac on top :)

prajusha said...

first tiem to ur blog..
quesadillas looks yummy..

meeso said...

That does look really filling, healthy, and tasty!

sangeeta said...

i sometimes make quesadillas with leftover parathas or rotis,but always with cheese......these ones look good with my fav mushrooms.

Vani said...

Love the mushroom filling with Indian spices, Yasmeen. Quesadillas look fabulous!

Muneeba said...

I'll be honest ... am having a hard time accepting a quesadilla without cheese. BUT they do have mushrooms, which I love, and guacamole, which is always fantastic ... so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt Yasmeen ;)

Vegetation said...

I made these for my dinner tonight and they were absolutely wonderful! And you're right....I didn't miss the cheese at all!

Happy cook said...

Wow looks so so yumy super delicous.

Ammu said...

Looks great. Mushrooms r my fav. Sure it taste yummy.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Lisa said...

I've been trying to figure out what to do with mushrooms in my produce box :) This is great because I think pretty much all of us have these ingredients in our pantry. Love you dear.

Aparna said...

Avocado instead of cheese more than makes up in these quesadillas. An unusual and healthy option.
Thanks for joining T&T.

Ashwini said...

Looks so yum and tempting with quacamole..Love quesidillas. Simple and delicious.

Rush said...

isnt guacamole full of calories?

Yasmeen said...

Rush,yes the guac. is loaded with nutritious calories including healthy fats and carbs:)

zlamushka said...

Hi Yasmeen,

Thanks a lot for participating in T&T April. I hope you had fun and will take up the challenge again this month :-)
quesadillas look fantastic :-)

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