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Roasted Yam & Spinach Vegan Quesadillas

Roasted Yam & Spinach Vegan Quesadillas
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 Minutes
  • Serving Size: 4 quesadillas
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan

Hot, cheesy & flavorful pockets of vegan scrumptiousness! A seasonal take on the classic Mexican style quesadilla - indulging in traditional flavors of cumin, chilis & lime.


For the Quesadilla:

  • 8 Que Pasa Corn Tortillas
  • 1 large yam, cubed
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 cups spinach, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mild vegan cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • ½ cup vegan mayo
  • 3 adobo peppers in sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Juice from half a lime


For the Quesadilla:
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. In a bowl, toss yam chunks in 2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and transfer to oven to roast for 20-25 minutes, until tender when poked with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, julienne the onion and bell pepper. In a pan over medium heat, sauté 2 tablespoons olive oil, pepper and onion. Stir every few minutes to avoid burning and allow to caramelize (about 15-20 minutes). Once this is done, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. To steam the spinach, fill a pot with water, fit with steaming insert and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add spinach and crushed garlic and steam until wilted (1-2 minutes).
For the Chipotle Aioli:
  1. Add all aioli ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. If necessary add more salt to taste.
  2. To assemble the quesadillas, top one corn tortilla with spinach, peppers & onions, cheese & roasted yam. Press a second tortilla on top. In a skillet over medium heat, add remaining olive oil. Place one quesadilla at a time in the skillet, checking frequently to ensure it doesn’t burn. Flip carefully to the other side. Cook until each side is gold & crispy, the filling is heated and the cheese is melted.
  3. Serve with chipotle aioli, lime and cilantro.

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Que Pasa was created out of love for making and sharing real food. Each product is made in the same way it’s been made in Mexico for generation, with just a few, simple ingredients. Que Pasa products are always organic, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan, so dig in and enjoy.

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