5 Minute Quesadilla

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Quesadillas are perfect for days when you a) don’t feel much like cooking, b) are trying to clean out the veggies from your fridge, or c) when you’re running late and need to make and eat something quickly.

This quick and easy quesadilla takes only 5 minutes to make! And it’s customizable — you can put whatever veggies you have on hand into it! Hooray for simple recipes! Quesadillas are also a great way to eat more veggies, which we need a lot of (look at this neat food pyramid!).

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I enjoyed this quesadilla a lot. I hope you do too!

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VEGAN QUESADILLA

MAKES 1

  • 2 tortillas
  • ½ cup vegan cheese, such as Daiya mozzarella (sold at most grocery stores)
  • 3-4 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 cup sliced broccoli
  • green beans
  • ½ cup spinach
  • olive oil OR cooking spray (for pan)
  • OTHER ADD-INS: mushrooms, asparagus, carrots, avocado, zucchini, swiss chard, meat substitutes (tofu, tempehseitan, etc.)

Chop the veggies. Drizzle 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large pan OR spray the pan with cooking spray. Add a tortilla to the pan. Sprinkle cheese on top of the tortilla. Add the veggies and the salsa. Add more cheese. Add a second tortilla on top. Turn up the heat on the burner to medium-high. Let it cook for a minute or two, then spray the top tortilla with cooking spray. Now, flip the quesadilla with a giant spatula if you have one! The flipping is the trickiest part of the whole recipe! I’m proud of you for doing it. Then let the other side cook for a minute. When both sides are light brown and crispy, turn off the heat, take the quesadilla out of the pan, and put it onto a plate. Cut it in fourths (like in the pictures), or just eat it as one gigantic thing. Your choice!

I HOPE YOU’RE HAVING A FUN WEEKEND! WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

XX ELLIE

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