I tend to keep the gluten intake to an absolute minimum, but one tasty exception is a quesadilla made with sprouted grain tortillas—full of assimilation-friendly sprouted legumes and grains, as well as fiber. And for those of you interested in protein, there are 9 grams per tortilla. I use French Meadow Bakery’s sprouted grain torillas for this easy and comforting recipe. You can use a nice non-dairy, vegan cheese like Daiya or homemade Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Ricotta or Simple Cashew Cheese Spread for whole food, non-processed options.
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Makes: 1 large quesadilla
Time: prep 10 mins, cooking time 20 mins
Large chef’s knife
Glass pie pan or casserole dish
Skillet or pan
Saucepan lid (optional)
1 organic pear of your choice
2 organic red potatoes
2-3 large handfuls of organic baby arugula
2 sprouted grain tortillas like French Meadow Bakery’s
1/4 cup organic white onion, sliced
1 tsp coconut oil
Casein-free, soy-free vegan mozzarella cheese like Daiya
Apple balsamic vinegar (you can substitute any flavor, even plain)
Let’s get started.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the potatoes and place in a glass casserole dish with about 2 tbsp water in the bottom. Roast potatoes for about 10 minutes. Slice pear and set aside.
Prepare your balsamic reduction. Slice up onion and place in a skillet or pan greased with coconut oil. Caramelize over medium heat until golden brown.
Remove potatoes from oven and set aside.
Place sprouted grain tortilla in a skillet heated over medium heat. Sprinkle with “cheese” and allow to melt for 1-2 minutes.
Top cheese with arugula, pear, potato and onion.
Sprinkle with more “cheese”. Place another tortilla on top and weigh it down with a saucepan lid. Now, if you want a smaller quesadilla, or you are afraid to flip this guy, you can layer half of one tortilla with all the fixins, and fold it in half.
After about 7 minutes, using a spatula, carefully flip the quesadilla.
Brown the other side for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat, slice, drizzle with your balsamic reduction and enjoy.