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vegan spinach quesadillas with gluten free tortillas aubergine and mushrooms

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


  • 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)


  • 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!


  • 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.