Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Quesadillas (GF)

Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Quesadillas (GF)

These Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Quesadillas are super satisfying, full of plant-based goodness and really fun to customise. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword vegan cheese, vegan mexican food, vegan quesadillas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 355kcal
Author Rhian Williams


For the cheese:

  • 60 g (2oz) tinned white beans, drained and rinsed (haricot beans, cannellini beans or butter beans)
  • 30 g (1oz) mochi (the hard firm mochi sold in blocks)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon miso (ensure gluten-free if necessary)*
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt + pepper to taste

For the quesadillas:

  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive, rapeseed or vegetable)
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 tortillas (gluten-free if necessary)

To serve (optional):


For the cheese:

  • Place the mochi in a pan with 50ml (just under 1/4 cup) water and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes or so until mochi has melted and become sticky – until soft enough to stick gently pierce with a fork
  • Add the white beans and continue to cook for a couple of minutes until heated through
  • Turn off heat and add nutritional yeast, miso, vinegar, salt + pepper
  • Use either a blender, food processor or hand-held stick blender (this is the easiest option as you can just do it in the same saucepan) and whizz until completely smooth

For the quesadillas:

  • Heat up oil in a frying pan
  • Once hot, add the onion and fry for 10 minutes until softened and slightly caramelised
  • Add paprika and cumin and fry for about a minute, until fragrant
  • Add red pepper and fry for a further few minutes – I prefer mine slightly crunchy, but cook for as long or as little as you like
  • Place tortillas in frying pan on medium heat and heat each side for about a minute, until warmed
  • Spread half of the cheese and cooked vegetables across one tortilla and place another on top
  • Cut up tortillas into slices and serve with suggested toppings


Calories: 355kcal