nutritional information

Per Quesadilla:

  • Calories: 273
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 235 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Chipotle Asparagus Quesadillas

Chipotle Asparagus Quesadillas

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

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.
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1½ tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 8-inch sprouted-grain tortillas
Chipotle Spread
  • 3 Tbs. vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. minced, drained chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 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.

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These were delicious! Simple to make and very satisfying. I never would have thought to put asparagus in a quesadilla. The chipotle mayo is very good and versatile. We will definitely make these again.

Jamie - 2016-04-12 20:59:17

Quesadillas? Um - Where's the cheese??

Chef Rameses - 2016-02-22 18:31:39


Lia - 2016-01-06 17:05:48

I did add cheese

Guppy - 2015-12-30 14:53:37

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

Guppy - 2015-12-30 14:52:05

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.

Amc - 2015-11-13 19:29:28

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! :)

Kayla - 2015-06-28 13:50:03

Luved de recepie...

aarshi - 2015-06-25 05:40:31

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

Carlotta - 2015-06-14 02:07:56

If they have no Queso, how are they quesadillas?

Mary - 2015-05-13 21:24:35

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

Laurie A. Smith - 2015-04-08 18:13:32

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.

Heather - 2015-03-23 20:46:44

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 ;-)

tara - 2015-03-23 18:06:40

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.

Jill Hammill - 2014-07-08 02:18:32

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

Bob Fagust - 2014-07-02 20:17:04