Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vegetarian Fajita Quesadilla

Quesadilla is one my favorite Mexican dish. It is one such dish where you can make just plain cheese or any stuffing you desire like some grilled veggies, chicken, beans etc.Few months back, I ate this version of quesadilla at a friend's place. I liked it a lot and hence thought of posting the recipe. The original recipe called for taco seasoning. Since I didn't have it, I made my own spice blend with the available spices in my kitchen. It turned out yummy and I was quite happy with the recipe. Do try making this and let me know how it turned out for you :-)

  • Flour Tortillas, big sized - 2
  • Red Bell pepper, medium sized - 1/2
  • Green Bell Pepper, medium sized - 1/2
  • Red Onion, medium sized - 1/2
  • Jalapeno, seeded - 1/2
  • Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded - 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • Olive Oil - 2 tsp and extra for brushing on tortillas
  • Salt - To taste
Spice Blend*:
  • Cayenne Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Oregano - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Onion Powder - 1/4 tsp (I didn't add)
*Alternatively you can just use taco seasoning or fajita seasoning mix instead of the above mentioned spice powder.


Mix all the spice powder mentioned under 'Spice Blend' and set it aside for later use.
Slice the bell pepper, jalapeno and onion.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add in the chopped veggies. Fry until they turn slight brown. Once done, sprinkle little salt. Then add in the spice powder mixture and mix well. Fry for few seconds and turn off the heat.

When you are ready to make the quesadillas, preheat a skillet (I used grill pan) over medium high heat and brush one side of the tortilla with some oil and place it oiled side down onto a plate ( Tortillas were freshly made by me). 

Sprinkle some cheese on one half of the tortilla.

 Then top that with some of the veggie fajita mixture. 

Sprinkle a bit more cheese.

Fold it in half and place it on the plate. 

Continue with another tortilla. Once done, fry them on a preheated skillet until they turn crispy and golden brown on both sides.

Once done, transfer it on a plate. Cut each of the tortilla into 2-3 pieces using a knife or pizza cutter. Vegetarian Fajita Quesadilla is ready!!

Serve it immediately along with Guacamole or Pico de gallo or sour cream. Above measurement serves two people.


  1. This looks Awesome.. will try this soon

    1. Thanks Anukampa..Let me know how it turned out for you :-)