Tofu Quesadilla

Tofu Quesadilla

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Healthy Vegan Tofu Quesadilla Recipe

This homemade tofu quesadilla recipe is so filling and delicious you’ll never know it’s vegan and healthy!

 

It’s packed with turmeric-lime tofu, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and vegan cheese (you can also add onions if you’d like).

 

This vegan tofu quesadilla is best served with plenty of fresh guacamole, salsa and chopped cilantro.

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Dairy Free Vegetarian Cheese Quesadillas

Vegan quesadillas are one of my favorite things to make ever. They’re so easy to put together and are filled with veggies and protein while still being so comforting and filling.

 

Making anything vegan these days is so simple, thanks to all the vegan cheeses and alternatives available!

 

Tofu is also such a great meat alternatives for vegans, vegetarians and those participating in meatless Mondays – it’s very high in protein and absorbs all the flavor of whatever you cook it in. You can also bake it, fry it or grill it!

 

For this recipe I used Housefoods Extra-Firm Tofu because it’s dense and easy to use for this recipe. Be sure you have extra-firm tofu or else it may break apart while cooking.

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Making Easy Veggie Quesadillas

Preparing the Tofu

This simple recipe is made in two parts: prepping your tofu and veggies and then assembling them all inside a warm crispy tortilla.

 

In order to make this dish as quickly as possible, start pressing the tofu first.

 

This can be done with a tofu press, or by draining and wrapping your tofu in a towel, placing something heavy on top for at least 15 minutes.

 

It might look a little crazy (and mine have fallen over a few times), so I’d recommend the tofu press to save time!

 

It’s super important to press your tofu so that it holds its shape, absorbs tons of flavor and gets crispy!

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After your tofu is pressed, cut it into cubes and cook it over medium heat in a pan – I added some oil to mine to avoid sticking and to help it crisp up.

 

If you want this recipe to be oil free, you can use a tiny splash of water or veggie stock in the pan, but I do recommend a bit of oil for texture and taste.

 

Cook, flipping the tofu occasionally until all sides are lightly browned (if you’re not using oil, just cook for a few minutes on each side). During the last minute or so I like to add in the turmeric and the lime juice.

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Cooking Mushroom Tomato Tofu Quesadillas

Once your tofu is cooked, set the pan aside off of the heat.

 

In another pan, cook your mushrooms and tomatoes until soft, adding in the remaining spices during the last couple minutes. You can also cook them in a bit of oil, or just use a tiny bit of water or veggie stock.

Assembling Your Tofu Quesadilla

Now that all your ingredients are ready, take a flat pan and heat it over medium heat.

 

Use a tiny bit of oil so it won’t stick and to help it get crispy, and place a tortilla down. On 1/2 of the tortilla add all your ingredients: some vegan cheese, the tofu, veggies and spinach, and a bit more vegan cheese to hold everything together.

 

Flip the empty side over the ingredients and press down with a spatula. I like to add a pot cover over the quesadilla to help the cheese melt while it’s cooking.

 

Once that side is browned and crispy, flip it and cook until the other side is as well. That’s it!

tofu-quesadilla-sideThis recipe is:

  • Simple
  • Tasty
  • Comforting
  • Crunchy
  • Dairy Free
  • Meatless
  • Delicious
  • Cheap

Pin this for later! 🙂

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For more vegan meal ideas, try these:

Easy Vegan Lasagna

Crispy Potato Tacos

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Tofu Quesadilla

Tofu Quesadilla

Protein-packed tofu quesadilla with flavors of lime, chili and smoked paprika. This is a crowd-pleasing recipe that's perfect with guacamole and fresh salsa!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Block Organic Housefoods Extra-Firm Tofu
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • Juice from 1/2 Lime
  • 4 oz Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Handful of Fresh Spinach
  • 1-1 1/2 Cup Shredded Vegan Cheese (I used Follow Your Heart Mozzarella)
  • Tortillas
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Press as much water out of your tofu as possible using a tofu press or by wrapping it in a towel and placing something heavy on top for at least 15 minutes. Then chop into cubes.
  2. Slice mushrooms, halve cherry tomatoes and chop onion, set aside.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, add a small amount of oil (or use water or veggie broth for oil-free!) and add tofu cubes. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning every 3-5 minutes, adding in lime juice for the last 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  4. While the tofu is cooking, add the mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and spices to another pan and cook over medium heat until soft. I like to squish the tomatoes so they are not super hot.
  5. In the same pan, (you can also add another drop of oil to help the tortilla brown, but this isn't required), place tortilla down, and on only 1/2 of the tortilla add a sprinkle of vegan cheese and assemble tofu, tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. Sprinkle a final layer of vegan cheese and flip the other side of the tortilla over.
  6. Press down, flipping in a few minutes when that side is brown, until cheese is melty and both sides are brown. Top with guacamole, salsa or cilantro, enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486

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