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Vegan Caprese Quesadillas

Grilled Caprese Quesadillas

I haven’t felt much like cooking lately… or writing. Or even reading other blogs. I just feel kind of blah. Maybe I need a vacation? Anyway, in keeping with my lazy theme, I have a simple, grilled quesadilla for you today. I was craving something gooey and cheesy, and these seemed like the perfect way to use some of the basil and tomatoes that are all growing so well now that it’s no longer a billion degrees outside! (It’s still warm enough, though, that I’d prefer not to use my oven if I don’t absolutely have to!)

As with all grilled quesadillas, fresh tortillas work best! Once they’re a little stale they tend to get a bit too crispy/hard when you grill them.

Grilled Caprese Quesadillas (Makes 2 quesadillas)


  • 4 medium tortillas
  • Daiya mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 15-20 fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat your grill to medium.
  2. Sprinkle some daiya onto two of the tortillas, then layer tomatoes, basil, and some more cheese. Top with other tortilla and place on the grill. Slide it around a bit so it doesn’t stick, then cover and leave on for about 4-5 minutes on each side.


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  • Hannah (BitterSweet) August 13, 2012, 6:40 am

    Definitely know the feeling… A vacation would be a beautiful thing right about now. It kinda sucks, since I feel like I’m really missing out on summer. Go ahead, give yourself permission to not create new recipes or post as much. It will allow you to return with a new vigor; we can always wait. 🙂

  • Bianca- Vegan Crunk August 13, 2012, 9:56 am

    Great idea! I get stuck in a Mexican rut when I make quesadillas, but I love the idea of little Italian ones! Also, just saw your mac ‘n’ cheese ‘n’ rib pizza….you are so awesome. Seriously awesome.

  • flecksofgreen August 13, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Wow what a great idea! I need to make quesadillas more often with fun ingredients!

  • * Vegan Sparkles * August 13, 2012, 6:32 pm

    Sometimes you just need to go off and do something new and wait for the inspiration and excitement to come back again, and that’s totally ok. In the meantime I’m loving this one – 4 ingredients recipes are right up my alley and it’s often the simple things that are the best. xx

  • veghotpot August 14, 2012, 1:39 am

    This looks perfect, you can’t beat a classic combination such as a caprese salad. Putting it all in a quesadilla is fab!

  • Heather August 14, 2012, 1:08 pm

    I totally know how you feel – must be the summer weather!

  • veggiewhatnow August 15, 2012, 3:28 am

    Ooh these sound good! Love the simple recipes! 🙂

  • veganfling August 21, 2012, 9:44 am

    I love easy quesadillas, burritos, and tacos in the summer too. There is no reason to spend a ton of time in the kitchen some days! 🙂

  • Brett September 2, 2012, 8:16 pm

    I put a little bit of olive oil inside.

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