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vegan spinach quesadillas with gluten free tortillas aubergine and mushrooms
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Vegan Spinach Quesadillas

These spinach quesadillas are filled with eggplant (aubergine) and vegan cheese sauce. They are great for lunch, dinner or as a filling snack! The recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and very easy to make.
Course Main Course, Side
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 4-6 tortillas (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 medium-sized onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large (300 g) eggplant (aubergine) chopped into small cubes (max. 1 inch)
  • 6 oz (170 g) spinach fresh, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 4-5 tbsp red wine (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (gluten-free if needed) or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • ground chipotle chili powder to taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • One batch of vegan cheese sauce (or vegan cheese of choice)

Instructions

  • Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add onion and fry over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggplant, garlic, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, red wine, all spices and cook over medium heat with a lid on for 12-15 minutes. Stir frequently. Make sure the eggplant is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add spinach, stir, and cook for a further 30-60 seconds. Turn off the heat.
  • While the eggplant cooks, make a batch of my vegan cheese sauce (you can, of course, use any other vegan cheese of choice instead).
  • Put one tortilla into a lightly greased pan/skillet (you can use cooking spray), add some of the eggplant filling and the vegan cheese sauce.
  • Place another tortilla on top. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, flip and cook from the other side until both sides are nicely browned and toasty.
  • Repeat steps for the remaining tortillas. Cut into 4 pieces and enjoy hot!

Notes

  • Recipe serves 8. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Spinach Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.