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Vegan Quesadillas

Now I realize that Vegan quesadillas is an oxymoron…what with queso meaning cheese and all..but I wasn’t sure what else to call them. This was actually a conglomeration of a couple Vegan Dad recipe from the cookbook, but since I’m an over achiever, I went and found them on the site for you as well.

The main idea came from his Potato-Cheese quesadillas. I made the tortillas from the recipe, and did the potato filling, although I tripled the hot sauce. Instead of using Vegan cheese, I mixed in about 1/3 cup of Nooch. In the search for a protein of sorts, I made his Tofu Chick’n from the wrap recipe.
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The quesadillas were filled with the potato mixture and generous handful of the tofu chick’n. They were folded in half and then pressed down in a cast iron skillet for about 30 seconds a side, just to heat things up a bit.

I drenched everything in salsa, because that’s what I do, but I’m excited to report I didn’t miss the cheese in this AT ALL. In fact, it occurred to me as I was eating that greasy cheese melted over all the great flavors inside probably would’ve killed this. Now I just need to figure out nachos without cheese…that’ll be harder for me.

Selah.

6 comments to Vegan Quesadillas

  • Vegetation

    Mmm they look delicious! I love it when you don’t miss cheese in a recipe.

    From a fellow cheese eater, I highly recommend the Queso from the blog Vegan Explosion for nachos.

  • Gina

    Oooh, that sounds so good! My brother is a huge fan of anything with potatoes, so I try to make him something with them every few weeks, and this sounds perfect (he loves Vegan Dad’s blog too, so it’d be an added plus!)

  • steph

    Oh, this looks and sounds really tasty!

    For nachoes, I tend to go OTT on the guacamole now, where before I used to be quite sparse. And I superspice the bean mix.

  • be'ershevaboheme6

    steph—I already go way overboard with the guac…I LOVE GUAC….and to be honest, I’m sure I could go without cheese when I have Guac…it is pretty amazing :)

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  • I like to use guacamole as a substitute for my cheese.. I hardly need it anymore! Try nachos with the guac instead of cheese and do some chick’n for your “meat” on there. And of course, drench in salsa! Must try.
    -Sylvia

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