Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla (vegan)

March 11, 2018

Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!

Quesadillas are usually an indulgent, cheesy and not-so-healthy food item.

But not today friends! That ship has sailed and now we are making healthier quesadillas that are dairy-free, gluten-free and even plant-based!

These Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadillas are one of my favorite quick and easy lunches or snacks to make when I am craving something comforting, simple and satisfying.

I love switching up the ingredients I use in the quesadilla but recently my favorite one consists of almond milk cheese, sweet potatoes, caramelized onions and GREENS! I also add some roasted chicken or ground turkey in there too when I have it on hand. It definitely makes it a bit more filling, but if you omit protein, it will still taste so delicious!

I used Organic Girl’s Baby Spinach to add some leafy greens in the mix. Their baby spinach is one of my favorite greens they sell. I love how versatile they are and I can use them in smoothies, omelettes, for salads and pretty much anything you want. We always have it on hand so we can make sure to add that extra boost to our food, ya know?!

I get these quesadillas extra crispy by crisping them in my cast iron skillet with some avocado oil. I love using these tortillas because they don’t fall a part and they are grain-free, vegan and taste amazing.

Let me know if you make these! And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you do!

WHAT YOU NEED

Tortillas 

Organic Girl Baby Spinach

Roasted sweet potato

Dairy-Free cheese of choice

Caramelized onions

Avocado

Avocado oil

 

Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla for a quick and healthy vegan and gluten-free recipe!

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Sweet Potato + Greens Quesadilla (vegan)

  • Author: rachel mansfield
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: vegan, gluten-free, paleo
  • Cuisine: lunch, dinner, quesadilla
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Organic Girl Baby Spinach
  • 1 small roasted sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk cream cheese (or dairy free cheese of choice)
  • 2 tortillas of choice
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet with avocado oil and turn to medium heat
  2. Spread sweet potato on one side of the tortilla then add spinach on top
  3. Spread almond milk cream cheese on the other side
  4. Add one side to the skillet followed by the other side and press down with a spatula
  5. Heat on medium heat for about 3 minutes then flip and heat for another 3 minutes
  6. Remove from skillet, slice and enjoy!
  7. *You can also add protein to this if you’d like, it tastes delicious with grass-fed steak, chicken or wild salmon!

xx, Rach

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3 Responses

  1. I was just reading through your blog, catching up on recent posts that I have missed lately (sorry…i have failed as a reader and got behind 🙁 !!) anyways, food was just not sounding good- I was craving something but I couldn’t figure out what it was and I read this post and oh. my. gosh….this hit the spot! SO GOOD! Thank you for your always amazing recipes! What brand is your almond milk cheese? I have been searching and haven’t seen any yet…I’ve been using coconut milk cheese.

  2. I’m obsessed!! But I have a question. When cooking the quesadilla with my Siete tortillas, the top tortilla seems to curl up from the heat. I see you mention to pat down with a spatula, any tips when doing that so that the top one stays put and melts into the bottom one better, or did you not have that issue? Thank you!!

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