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Hearty Plant-Based Lentil Quesadillas

These Were a Huge Hit !

I brought the leftovers to my boyfriend's house for the hockey game and they were gone in seconds! Not to mention the other recipes I posted for Cinco de Mayo! Go check them out as well! This recipe has been adapted from the blog called Pinch of Yum! If you are avoiding dairy, these can easily be made vegan, just swap out the Pepper jack cheese for a vegan cheddar or cheese of your choice!!


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Make it Zesty !

This sauce was also amazing!! Don't skimp out on the lime juice! Also, quesa-hack, put a plate over your quesadillas when they are in the frying pan and they will stay together much better!!



For the Sauce

  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • half a yellow onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the Quesadillas

  • 1 cup uncooked brown or green lentils, rinsed

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice, rinsed

  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth

  • 16 flour tortillas

  • 3-4 cups shredded Pepper jack cheese (or vegan cheese!)


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  1. Sauce: Blend all the sauce ingredients together in a blender or food processor until mostly smooth.

  2. Filling: Place the rice, lentils, sauce, and broth in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-7 hours until soft. (Brown rice takes a long time to cook – when in doubt, let it cook longer!)

  3. Assemble: Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Layer the following: tortilla, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/2 cup filling, 1/4 cup cheese, tortilla. Spread the outsides of the tortillas with butter and fry on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes (they’ll hold together better). Cut and serve! May I suggest topping with Magic Green Sauce?


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Don't forget to try out my other recipes for Vegan nacho dip, and Pineapple pulled "pork" Al Pastor tacos, HERE!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Kaits xox


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