Veggie Quesadillas are an awesome mid week meal because it’s FAST, everyone in the family will eat it, and you know you’re eating your veggies!
My friend Karen brought over some bell peppers and onions this weekend from a local farm called House in the Woods Farm in Adamstown, MD. This is a certified organic farm and their mission is to grow produce in a way that is sustainable for the farmer, consumer, and the soil. SWOON. Their veggies were the perfect inspiration for this vegetarian dinner. I love throwing vegetarian meals into our mix because it’s healthy for my family and also good for the environment. Win-win.
Side note – as if I needed any reasons to love Target even MORE, their Simply Balanced line has a lot of affordable organic products. I am using their organic tortillas and cooking spray because I know they aren’t filled with junk and GMOs.
3-4 small or 2 large bell peppers
1/2 medium yellow or purple onion
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
cracked black pepper to taste
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, mexican blend – anything will work)
4 large tortillas
1. Chop your veggies. Extra points if your toddler eats them raw while you chop!
2. Over medium heat, heat olive oil and add peppers and onions. Add salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin and stir often until peppers are soft and onions are translucent. Set veggie mixture aside to cool a bit.
3. Heat another pan over medium heat. Spray one side of a tortilla with cooking spray and put the sprayed side down in the your frying pan. Scoop 1/3 cup of your veggie mixture on one half of the tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and fold the tortilla over. Spray another tortilla for the other half of your pan. Repeat the veggie mixture and cheese process and fold over. VERY CAREFULLY flip your quesadillas after about 4 minutes. Check for when it becomes golden brown.
You could easily add black beans or other veggies to this recipe. I just used peppers and onions because I needed to use them. Serve with salsa or guacamole! I hope you enjoy this veggie quesadilla recipe. What are some of your favorite vegetarian dinner recipes? Please share on my Facebook page!