Tuscan Kale Quesadillas

Sooooo… this may be one of the most delicious recipes I’ve ever made. Seriously… I would pay $20 for these at a restaurant. It doesn’t even taste vegan. It’s gluten-free and soy-free, and is sort of like a salad in a quesadilla with fresh kale and avocado from the farmer’s market, along with sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives for an extra flavor boost.

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What You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 tsp minsed garlic (1 glove)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Brown rice tortilla
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato
  • 1/4 cup Daiya mozzarella
  • 6 sliced kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • Nonstick canola cooking spray
To Make:
In a small frying pan, sautรฉ rinsed kale in 1 tsp olive oil with 1/2 tsp minced garlic over medium heat until the kale is nicely wilted and cooked (approximately 5 minutes).
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Spray a nonstick frying pan with canola cooking spray. Place a brown rice tortilla in the frying pan (no heat). Top one half with vegan mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes, garlicky kale and sliced kalamata olives, spread evenly.ย Top the other half with mashed avocado.
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Carefully fold the side with the avocado over the other. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and turn the burner on to medium-high heat. Cook for approximately 5 minutes (until the tortilla on the bottom is nicely golden brown underneath and the cheeze starts to melt.) Press it down with a spatula occasionally to help it cook thoroughly.

Carefully slide the spatula under the quesadilla and flip it. Since the quesadilla is packed with ingredients, itโ€™s a little heavy and harder to flip so I lifted the frying pan up a bit and tilted it to make it a quicker, closer flip over and barely lost any ingredients. If you do lose any fillings, simply remove from heat and very carefully tuck them back in with the spatula or kitchen utensil. Do NOT use your fingers.

Cook the other side for another 5 minutes until the bottom is also golden brown. Remove from heat onto a plate, cut in half and enjoy!

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This was SO good, if you try this recipe please let me know your thoughts!

10 thoughts on “Tuscan Kale Quesadillas

  1. Jane Zander

    I’m definitely trying this one. Love all your ideas! You have no idea how much of a help your recipes are for those of us who are clueless about plant-based cooking. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Jane

    On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM, WordPress.com

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    1. Kris Post author

      Jane,
      Thank you SO much for the sweet words! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy that my recipes are helpful, and I have a lot more delicious recipes coming soon!! Hope you’re having a great week! xoxo

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  2. Romario

    This was beyond delicious I made some for a family diner most of them are meat lovers, but they absolutely loved this. They couldnt get enough. Thanks for the awesome recipe. You rock!

    Reply

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