Quesadillas remain a highly popular dish and there is never a bad time to enjoy one. Today, we’re taking a look at a vegan-friendly option that uses lentils. It’s a perfect treat as we continue to enjoy the summer season. Let’s examine the ingredients.
- A cup and a half of water
- Either 1 1/3 cups of vegan paprika cheese or vegan cheese
- Half a cup of green lentils
- Half a cup of roughly chopped cilantro
- Half a cup of salsa (divided)
- Eight large corn tortillas
- A 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- Olive oil spray
- Your choice of guacamole or vegan sour cream for serving (optional)
Begin by rinsing the lentils and stirring them in water inside of a medium pot. Allow the pot to boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover it, and cook until the contents are tender. The process should take about twenty minutes. Drain and add to a food processor. Use a ¼ cup of the salsa and salt in the food processor and pulse until smooth. Make sure to leave some of the lentils intact to improve the texture.
Fire up the grill and preheat it to medium heat. Use the olive oil spray on one side of each tortilla and sprinkle it with salt. Making sure the spray-free side is facing upwards place four tortillas onto a baking pan. Grab the lentil puree and spread a heaping ¼ cup of it across each tortilla, making sure it’s entirely covered. Follow by spreading a tablespoon of salsa on each one. Divide the cilantro and cheese between each tortilla.
Cover whatever tortillas you have left so that the side you sprayed is facing you. Place or slide each tortilla on the grill, cover it, and cook for about four minutes before flipping and cooking for another three minutes or so. If the topping falls out upon flipping, press them in gently.
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