Roasted Beet and Quinoa Quesadilla

I simply had extra roasted beet slices on hand, but if you don’t want to spend 20 minutes roasting beets just for a Quesadilla, you can definitely just throw the slices in raw.  If you want to ditch the cheese and still get that cheese flavor try mixing Nutritional Yeast with a Raw Nut Butter or Tahini for a fast solution.

BeetQuinoaQuesadilla

 

I know, your mouth is watering. Wipe that drool off your keyboard and get cookin, this one is an easy one!!

Ingredients

  • 4 Corn Tortillas
  • Cheese or Vegan Cheese Mixture as described above
  • 1 Small Beet Thinly Sliced
  • .25 C Quinoa Cooked
  • Mexican Seasoning
  • Oil

Directions

  1. Peel beet and thinly slice. Place on greased baking sheet and cook for about 10 – 20 minutes at 400 F.
  2. Remove and let cool slightly.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and add the quinoa and mexican spices, but don’t stir, let crisp for about a minute.  Then stir and let crisp for additional minute or so, then remove from Pan.
  4. Heat Oil over Medium-High Heat, once hot, add your Tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, then a bit of quinoa and a few Beet Slices.  Fold over and cook until golden crisp on the outsides.
  5. Repeat until you have desired amount of delicious Quesadillas and serve!

I served mine with a Greek Yogurt Dip with Salt, Pepper, Onion, Garlic, Parsley and Dill.

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