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Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Quesadillas

Do you find yourself running out of breakfast ideas? And you feel you are relying on smoothies a bit too much lately? We have the perfect recipe for you. We are making a super delicious breakfast quesadilla that's easy to make and unlike anything you've ever had before. 

Quesadillas are one of the many incredible dishes that Mexican cuisine has to offer. And, as much of its other dishes, quesadillas are very easy to make and super versatile. You can prepare them with all sorts of different ingredients and customise them to your personal preference. 

In Mexico, quesadillas are an absolute staple. People have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, as a snack or as finger food. You will rarely find a home where the ingredients to make quesadillas are not present. 

Other than being in Mexican homes, you will find quesadillas out in the streets and at restaurant. Street food culture is a massive thing in Mexico. They have delicious food absolutely everywhere and you get to see your food being made. It's quite entertaining!  

Also, Mexican street food is super fresh, they make everything from scratch. And when I say everything I mean everything, they even make the tortillas right there on the spot. You can definitely taste the difference.

Breakfast Quesadillas ingredients

Since we don't have easy access to that all those street vendors and their quesadillas I came up with something we can easily cook at home. This delicious breakfast quesadilla will take you less than 20 minutes to make. And you can find all the ingredients at your local market.

There are quesadilla recipes for any time of the day but since we wanted to have more breakfast options I made this one with that in mind. The filling is made with tofu, avocado, nutritional yeast, scallions, and a few spices that give it a bit of an eggy taste to it. 

To make the filling all you have to do is sauté the scallions with the tofu, this will infuse the tofu and give it a better consistency. In a big bowl, mix the filling with the rest of the ingredients until you have a smooth paste, think of the consistency of a thick hummus. 

vegan Quesadillas

At this point, I like to taste the filling and do all the necessary adjustments. You can add more black salt if you want it to taste more like egg or if it's not salty enough for you. Also, check the consistency and if it feels to dry you can add a little bit of water. If the avocados are not very ripe it is easy to end up in this situation. 

Now that you have the perfect filling all you have to do is heat up the tortillas, spread a good amount of tofu on it, fold the tortilla in half, and roast both sides until you get that golden brown colour. 

And there you go, just like that! Now you can enjoy the most delicious breakfast quesadillas in the comfort of your own home! 

Breakfast Quesadillas single

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Allergens: Avocado, Gluten, Soy


For the quesadillas

  • 2 avocados (mashed)
  • 1 tsp black salt (kala namak)
  • 12 oz firm tofu (crumbled)
  • 2 tsps mustard
  • 4 tsps nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup water

For the tortillas

  • 4 tortillas tortilla wrap


  1. Heat up the oil in a skillet and sautee the scallions for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the crumbled tofu for about 5 minutes and set aside.
  3. Use a big bowl and mix the ingredients for the quesadillas.
  4. Clean the skillet and place one of the tortillas on the skillet, fill half of one side of the tortilla with some quesadilla filling.
  5. Fold over the other half and flip it over carefully and roast each quesadilla until golden brown from each side for about 2-5 minutes.
  6. Slice in half and serve 2 quesadillas per serving, enjoy!



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