Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Vegetarian Grilled Quesadilla- Italain Style

The Wiki Says -- A quesadilla is a Mexican food made primarily of cheese inside a folded corn or wheat tortilla and cooked until the cheese melts. ...In simple language Quesadilla is a Mexican style stuffed paratha which has a yummy cheesy filling.
It is an ideal party snack which can be enjoyed with tea, coffee and can be had at anytime. I wanted to try this recipe from a long time, perhaps was waiting for a nice weather :-). I was very happy with the result, all I can say is that it’s my new favorite Italian dish (oh yes! I like it more than pizza.) I missed my brother while eating them because he is mad about Italian food. I mailed him the pic and he was so tempted. :)He wants me to cook this for him when I am in India next time.

6 flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese ( i used mozzarella)
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup finely chopped onions
¼ cup finely chopped cabbage
¼ cup finely chopped green bell peppers
1 cup finely chopped fresh tomatoes
Butter/oil for toasting the tortillas
Salt and pepper to taste to taste
Oregano,basil,thyme mix-2 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan, saute the onions, mushrooms and green bell peppers until tender. Turn off heat. Add cabbage, tomatoes, salt,Oregano,basil,thyme mix and pepper and set aside this vegetable mixture.
Heat a frying pan to medium heat.
Take one flour tortilla and place it in the pan. Spread some butter/oil on the tortilla. Toast the tortillas for about 10 seconds each side until air pockets begin to form within the tortilla.
Spread about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture over one half of the tortilla. Add about a tablespoon of cheese on top of this vegetable mixture.
Fold the tortilla covering the mixture into a half moon shape or semi circle. Press down on the tortilla for a few seconds, allowing the cheese to melt.
Take the tortilla and toast in sandwich toaster- Like in a pic below.

 If you don’t have a sandwich toaster like mine (grilled), then you can toast it in the pan itself till brown spots appear.
Serve with the lettuce, salsa or chutney

Tips:-The stuffing for the quesadillas can be anything of your choice, cooked, uncooked, any vegetables like sweet corn, baby corn, carrots, peas, beans etc. Experimenting can be lot of fun.
-It is a very good snack for parties; just keep the stuffing ready and serve hot when guests arrive.


  1. An innovative way of using sandwich toaster.pic looks perfect

  2. love them, so inviting and yummy

  3. another yummy dish to try for my hispanic boyfriend! ;)

  4. I m so shocked that U used sandwich toaster for making this...u have great mind


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