Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas

Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas

We’ve been overloaded with decisions lately. “Where to live?” has been the question of the year, but I’m happy to say that we’re finally in the process of buying a new home (more on that later!). Now the decisions at hand are things like “which barstools match the new countertop? which sofas are free of VOC’s?” and “is a white sofa a really bad idea?”

Suffice it to say, when I got around to this recipe, I couldn’t make up my mind on just one option so… Mix & Match quesadillas it is! A no-brainer. Hallelujah.

Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas

Here’s how they go:

First, the binders. Yes, you could just bind your quesadillas with melted cheese, but refried beans, mashed sweet potato, and mashed avocado are fun, healthy, vegan-friendly alternatives. Spread a thin layer onto your tortilla before adding the fillings (see the photos below).

Next, the veggie fillings! Fresh sweet corn, sauteed spinach, red onion, diced avocado, sliced serrano peppers, and sliced cherry tomatoes are all good seasonal choices.

Salsas by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking

Next, make your quesadilla really flavorful by adding a few dollops of salsa inside before you fold them up. My dear friend Gaby of the blog What’s Gaby Cooking just launched her own line of salsas – they’re SO delicious in these! Her Tomatillo Salsa is bright and tangy, and her Chipotle Tomato Salsa is rich and smoky. I haven’t tried her Guacamole Starter yet, but I pictured it here anyway because you can buy these 3 as a set at Williams Sonoma. So good, (way to go Gaby!)

Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas

Fold your filled tortillas in half and grill on each side. Slice the finished quesadillas into wedges (as pictured at the top of this post). Serve hot with more salsa on the side 🙂

Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas

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Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas
Serves: serves 4
  • 8 whole wheat or corn tortillas* (see note)
filling options for binding:
  • ¾ cup sweet potato mash, from about ½ baked sweet potato
  • 1 (14-ounce) can refried pinto beans** (see note)
  • 1 avocado, mashed with a squeeze of lime & pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional
veggie filling options:
  1. Prep the fillings and preheat a grill pan or skillet to medium high.
  2. Spread each tortilla with one binding ingredient - mashed sweet potato, refried beans, mashed avocado or cheese - so that your quesadillas will stick together.
  3. Add desired veggie fillings. Fold each tortilla in half over the fillings and gently press down.
  4. Cook each quesadilla for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until light char marks form. Remove from the pan, slice into wedges and serve.
*To make these gluten free you can use corn tortillas - although I prefer wheat tortillas for quesadillas (I like Whole Foods' brand) because they are easier to handle and less likely to break.

**I used Whole Foods refried pinto beans which I like because they come nicely spiced.


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  1. Susan on said:

    These sound very good, but at least for me, they are way too light on the protein. I would have to add lentils or serve these as a side.

    • The concept is very customizable, you could add lentils, black beans, hemp seeds, or really whatever you like! There is some protein in the refried beans.

  2. Cathy on said:

    Great inspiration for a quick and healthy summer supper. We made these tonight and loved them! Leftover ingredients will make delicious breakfast tacos. Thanks.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed! I used my leftover ingredients as breakfast tacos too – great minds think alike 🙂

  3. Gaby Dalkin from whatsgabycooking.com on said:

    you are an ABSOLUTE gem!! Thank you!! Can’t wait to one day eat all the chips and salsa together~

  4. Abra Pappa from abraskitchen.com on said:

    These look delicious! I l hate making decisions so mix and match is right up my ally 🙂 Also I can’t wait to try Gaby’s salsa’s, off I go to Williams Sonoma 🙂

  5. Emily on said:

    These look great! Im in the market for new couches too. What have you found out about zero or low VOC couches. Any info you could share would be great!

    • Hi Emily – Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Room and Board, Cisco Home sofas, and anything from ABC Home are all free of the bad chemicals :).

  6. Missy from behindtheplates.com on said:

    I have had a serious craving for quesadillas lately…I may just need to use this as my inspiration when I finally give in to making them lol! I have some of my own easy, healthy recipes on http://www.behindtheplates.com …take a peak to swap some recipes!!!

  7. John from airfryerreviews.net on said:

    These look awesome! I’ve been trying to eat less meat so a full veggie dish is more than welcomed 😀

  8. Maria on said:

    I could eat these every day!

  9. Lexi @Lexi'scleankitchen on said:

    These look so amazing! All of my favorite Summer flavors!

  10. CONGRATS ON THE NEW HOME! For what it’s worth, I love my white couch (even if I do have to spend some time scrubbing it now and then!)

  11. Lindsay Cotter from Www.cottercrunch.com on said:

    This is such a fun idea!! Mix and match are my fav kind of meals.

    Ps are you moving out of Austin?!

  12. Heather Christo on said:

    OMG! Congratulations on the new home- such a big deal!! These quesadillas look like the perfect easy dinner!

  13. Sabrina B. from newkitchenlife.com on said:

    I prefer the whole wheat tortillas over corn too, nice flavors in this recipe, I love sweet potatoes, and think jack cheese is the perfect mild complement to the other ingredients, thank you for this recipe!

  14. Paula from anewgreenleaf.com on said:

    I love the idea of a mix and match meal! My friends and I will often do this kind of thing when we get together for a girls’ night. So great to find another riff on the idea – you can’t go wrong with quesadillas. 🙂

  15. Aysegul Sanford on said:

    Congrats! Moving decisions are always hard.
    These quesadillas and all the fun salsas look and sound so good.
    All the best of luck!

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