Veggie Fajita Quesadillas & Caesar Salad

Serves 6 | 

Ingredients:

QUESADILLAS:
6 medium flour tortillas*
Earth Balance vegan butter, for spreading
Kelly's vegan parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
2 cups shredded vegan cheese
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
1/4 purple onion, sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil*
1/2 packet fajita seasoning mix
2 tablespoons water
Jensen's fresh guacamole
Jensen's fresh pico de gallo
 
CAESAR SALAD:
2 heads fresh romaine lettuce, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
1 tablespoon miso paste
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons tamari
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 1 lemon
1 package Kelly's cheesy garlic vegan croutons
Kelly's lemon garlic parmesan vegan cheese
1 avocado, sliced
sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. SALAD DIRECTIONS:
  2. Prepare the lettuce slicing 1' strips crosswise though the stem, reserve in a large salad bowl. Combine the olive oil, sesame tahini, miso paste, tamari, caper brine, garlic, and juice of one lemon in a liquid measuring cup and mix well, taste to adjust seasonings, add salt as desired. Pour the dressing over the lettuce, add the croutons and toss well. Plate each salad, top with a few slices of avocado, Kelly's Parmesan, and freshly ground black pepper and serve.
  3. QUESADILLA DIRECTIONS:
  4. Lightly coat each tortilla on one side with the vegan butter and parmesan cheese, set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the fajita seasoning mix and water, continue cooking and additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Heat a griddle to medium high. Place the first tortilla buttered side down, sprinkle on 1/3 of the cheese, add 1/3 of the veggie fajitas, top with the second tortilla, buttered side up. Cook 2-3 minutes until lightly golden brown on the bottom, use a spatula and flip carefully turn the quesadilla over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts and tortilla browns. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings. Cover and keep warm until they are all cooked and ready to serve. Serve with fresh guacamole and pico de Gallo.
  7. *Note:
  8. *Mission or Guerrero tortillas are vegan!. Check the ingredients, many flour tortillas contain milk products or lard.
  9. Learn about the amazing versatility of tofu and it’s health benefits by visiting the Soyfoods Council and get a second opinion on soy and your health from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tofu is an ancient superfood that promotes good health and we are just now discovering it’s amazing versatilely and nutritional benefits.
  10. *Recipe courtesy of Liz Gary. For information about free local community cooking classes and special events visit [url=http://www.newoptionsfoodgroup.com]www.newoptionsfoodgroup.com[/url]