Mushroom Quesadillas

Mushroom Quesadillas

As much as I enjoy cheese, when quesadillas are on the menu, all too often the cheese is loaded on to compensate for an uninspired filling or topping. Looking for an accompaniment to my Mexican dinner in honor of my Dad's recent visit, I dispensed with the cheese altogether and focused on mushrooms instead. This quesadilla is astonishingly quick and easy to make, and plump tender mushrooms are just the thing to make one forget about cheese. Serve this with guacamole for a simply delicious meal.

Mushroom QuesadillasMushroom Quesadillas
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Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World
Cuisine: Mexican
Published on May 10, 2008

Quick and easy quesadillas filled with plump, tender fried mushrooms

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into very thin half rings
  • 3 to 4 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz (285 g) buttom mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground cracked black pepper to taste
  • 4 large corn tortillas, heated
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and jalapeños and stir for 5 minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Now add the garlic, cook for another minute, and raise the heat slightly. Toss in the mushrooms, parsley, salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned and no liquid remains.

  • Place a warmed tortilla on a plate. Spread a quarter of the mushroom mixture over one half of a tortilla. Gently fold the empty side over the mushroom side. Repeat until all four tortillas are filled. Top with sour cream or guacamole and serve.

Makes 4 servings

Mushroom Quesadillas


Anonymous said...

Nice idea! So many of us do tend to eat too much cheese. This sounds lighter and just as tasty (and guacamole is really almost as rich-tasting).

test it comm said...

Those mushrooms quesadillas look good. Yet another way to enjoy mushrooms!

zlamushka said...

Lisa, what a nice combo, mushrooms and avocado, wow.... Love it.

Johanna GGG said...

Mushrooms with guacamoles sounds good to me - I have always thought that quesadillas are grilled or fried but I like the idea of just folding over warmed tortillas - am definitely going to try this - then I wouldn't need the cheese to glue it all together!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Oh lovely :) I have to try this one! And hey, I have the book too!

winedeb said...

I see you have been on a mushroom kick lately! What a great way to use these earthy gems!

Lucy said...

Way better than a bundle of cheese.

Lisa, I cannot wait to try this. As the weather cools, I am craving 'shrooms.

The light in your photos is lovely.