Saturday, 13 July 2013

Vegetarian 'Hawaiian' Quesadillas

Vegetarian 'Hawaiian' Quesadillas
When I was growing up, fresh pineapple was considered positively exotic! We might have had tinned pineapple in fruit salads, or maybe on a Hawaiian pizza, but that was about it. Apparently pineapple on pizza isn't exactly traditional in Hawaii though, so apologies to any Hawaiian readers and especially to Little Ferraro Kitchen

Although I now love fresh pineapple, I hadn't thought of putting it in a sandwich; I came up with this simple veggie/vegan wrap combo after being inspired by a similar meat-based dish on Closet Cooking. I wasn't sure if the flavours would work with a meat substitute, but they really do. Coincidentally, Ephee has recently blogged an alternative vegan version over on her amazing blog: L'éphémère quotidienneté des repas et autres trucs de magie.

These quesadillas are really quick and easy to make, so are great for lunches and camping trips. 

Makes 4
  • 4 slices of vegetarian/vegan bacon/ham, cooked if preferred and chopped
  • 2-4 thin slices of pineapple (fresh is best, but tinned will do), chopped
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped (optional)
  • 200g/8oz mozzarella/cheddar/vegan melting cheese
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree/tomato salsa/bbq sauce
  • 4 tortilla wraps
Fry or grill the veggie bacon/ham until lightly browned (this is optional, but I prefer it crispy!).
Spread half of each tortilla with a spoonful of tomato puree or your preferred alternative.
Divide the remaining ingredients between each wrap.
Fold the wraps in half and heat through until the cheese has melted, either in a hot pan or in a panini press/grill.
Slice into wedges and serve with salad.

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  1. These look lush - will definately give them a try! Thanks xoxo

    1. Thanks Tinker. Hope you enjoy them.

  2. i just realised i've never thought of putting pineapple with veggie ham or bacon in anything before now! this looks super easy and delicious though and I suspect they'll become a regular in our house!


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