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Chipotle Asparagus Quesadillas

Canned chipotles in adobo sauce lend mellow, smoky heat to quesadillas. Leftover chipotles (there are usually four or five in a can) can be wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen for future use.


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1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
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1 red bell pepper, sliced (1 cup)
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1 medium onion, sliced (1 cup)
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1½ tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
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1 tsp. dried oregano
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4 8-inch sprouted-grain tortillas

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Chipotle Spread


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3 Tbs. vegan mayonnaise
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2 tsp. minced, drained chipotles in adobo sauce
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1 Tbs. lime or lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. To make Quesadillas: Toss together asparagus, bell pepper, onion, oil, and oregano in large bowl. Season with 
salt and pepper, if desired. Spread 
on large baking sheet, and roast 
10 to 12 minutes, or until vegetables 
are tender and beginning to brown, stirring once or twice.

3. Meanwhile, to make Chipotle Spread: blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.

4. Spread 1 1/2 tsp. Chipotle Spread on 
one side of each tortilla, spreading all the way out to edges. Top with 2/3 cup filling on one half of each tortilla, then fold over tortillas, pressing edges together to enclose filling and form half-moons.

5. Coat large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Cook each quesadilla in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Information: 

8 g
Total Fat: 
13 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
32 g
0 mg
235 mg
8 g
3 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Tasty recipe! I added more sauce to the other side once it was finished cooking (also added some paprika and chili powder to the sauce). A nice alternative to a Mexican quesadilla

This was truly awesome. Simple, yet so full of flavor! My family loved it.

quesadillas (mean "with cheese") and... where are the cheese?

where is the cheese?? LOL!!!


Love veggies

Thought you'd like this recipe

This was really good and good looking too!

I would call them tacos (grilled tacos?), not quesadillas-since there is no cheese. Looks good though!

Which chipotle ingredients I have to mix for spread ?

Very tasty!! I used mashed avocado in place of the vegan mayo.

I thought these were very good especially for such a simple recipe, though I agree with other reviewers that without cheese, these aren't really quesadillas. I think they are more like fajitas with oven roasted veggies instead of sauteed. I made this last night and had left overs tonight, except I added a little cheddar tonight to make they more like a real quesadilla, and it was also very good.

Since we are trying to be kind to our bodies and the environment I was disappointed to see 'cooking spray' really???? and then throw that big old can in the garbage when you are done. C'mon veggie times - you are better than this - otherwise looks like an amazing recipe ;-)

I made these for lunch today. Very tasty but they kind-of fell apart without cheese to glue them together. Not a big issue if you lean over your plate. Will make again.

You need another name for these, as they cannot possibly be quesadillas without queso. They are tacos.

If they have no Queso, how are they quesadillas?

Ack! Fuss budgets. Call them unquesadillas if you must, or dillas. They are easy and delicious.

Luved de recepie...

I love this recipe! So good. Especially during the week when I don't have a ton of time to prep and make dinner. It's nice as is, but I like to add black beans for more protein and I add mozzarella cheese because obviously...yummm. My roommates and I are obsessed with making the chipotle mayo for other things too! :)

Very good! I love chipotle peppers and although they can be spicy, the dressing wasn't too hot if followed by the recipe. I added zucchini and yellow squash to the roasted veggies. Daiya brand's classic blend vegan cheese would be perfect to add if you want cheese.

This is a great easy recipe. I made it one night when some friends stopped by. It was a hit and super easy to make

I did add cheese


Quesadillas? Um - Where's the cheese??