The teams are chosen. Which means, Super Bowl is coming! This chick’n and broccoli quesadilla is the perfect addition to your snack spread. Have extra ingredients on hand to make more, because these will be devoured quickly!
Don’t Throw a Not-So Super Super Bowl Party
Let’s face it, going to a Super Bowl Party isn’t always the best choice for someone eating a plant-based diet. Tables laden with wings, meatballs, BBQ, and cheese on almost everything, is enough for everyone to reconsider their New Years resolutions to eat better. But by having a few plant-based options on your table will lighten it up and be inclusive for everyone… And I promise the “meat-heads” won’t know it’s not meat and cheese!
Now, I’ll be honest… These quesadilla’s, while delicious and plant-based, still pack a calorie punch (535 calories per whole quesadilla). But if you compare it to the 682 calories plus 100g cholesterol and almost double the sodium you’d get from using regular cheese, chicken, and mayo… Well, that’s reason number 3,185,035,817,298,572 I eat plant-based. I can eat what I love, with a few minor modifications, and it’s healthier! My version even has almost the same amount of protein!
Whenever I make this quesadilla, my go to condiment is Hampton Creek’s Chipotle Just Mayo. I had my first taste of chipotle mayo when I was home for the holidays. It came on a veggie burger at Busboys and Poets. After my first bite I asked for an extra side of the creamy, smokey goodness to dip my chips in. Yeah, that good! The slight kick it provides cuts through the rich gooey Daiya Cheese for the perfect bite!
I’ll be really honest: There’s very little out there that doesn’t go with chipotle mayo! I even put it on a baked potato yesterday… Like I said, it’s my latest addiction!
“Make yourself a dang Quesadilla!”
Quick to make and easy as making a sandwich, a quesadilla makes for a great game-day snack! They are also a budget friendly one because a single tortilla makes 2-3 mini quesadillas. Meaning, with a 10-count pack of tortillas and a single package of both Daiya cheddar slices and a bag of Beyond Meat Southwest Style Chicken Free Strips, you can have 20-30 mini quesadillas for game day!
- 1- 10ct package Flour Tortillas
- 1 pack Daiya Cheddar Slices
- 1 bag Beyond Meat Southwest Style Strips, cooked according to package and chopped.
- 2-10 oz bags Frozen Broccoli Florets, cooked according to package and drained.
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped (optional)
- Chipotle Just Mayo, suggested for serving
- Salsa, optional for serving
- Guacamole, optional for serving
- Working one at a time, top half of each tortilla with 1/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 cup chopped southwest strips, 1/8 cup chopped red bell pepper (if using) and 1 slice of Daiya- torn into pieces to distribute melty goodness throughout quesadilla; fold in half.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 quesadilla and cook, flipping once or twice, until both sides are brown and crispy and the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
- Let cool slightly; cut each quesadilla into 2 or 3 wedges; serve with Chipotle Just Mayo, salsa, and/or guacamole.
So, here’s the question: Are you watching the game? Who will you be cheering for this year??