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Quesadillas With Slaw

We all need a go-to dinner for busy days. Quesadillas with slaw check this box (and a few more for me).

I have often spoken about the wonderful immune-boosting and healing powers of mushrooms. Paired with quesadillas and slaw you have a quick Meat Free Monday dinner that is nutritious and will have your family coming back for more.


Mushroom, Aubergine & Cheese Quesadillas With Rocket & Lettuce Slaw

These vegetarian quesadillas are packed with flavour and make a plate full of delicious crowd-pleasing afternoon snacks for kids. Or a healthy dinner on busy days.


Mushroom, Aubergine & Cheese Quesadillas With Rocket & Lettuce Slaw

Course Main Course, Snack
Servings 4 servings


  • 1-2 aubergines sliced into 1cm rounds
  • olive oil for drizzling, plus more for frying
  • salt and pepper
  • 250 g brown mushrooms sliced
  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 2 cups mature cheddar coursely grated
  • 1 head baby gem lettuce shredded
  • 1-2 cups wild rocket*
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Arrange the aubergines on a large baking tray brushed with oil, then drizzle all over with more oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in a preheated oven at 220°C for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
  • While the aubergines are roasting, heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large, wide pan and fry the mushrooms until cooked and brown. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • To assemble the tortillas, place some cheese on a tortilla, top with roasted aubergine and fried mushroom. Top with more cheese, then cover with another tortilla and press gently to compress. Fry in a hot, dry pan on both sides until slightly charred and the cheese has melted.
  • Slice and serve immediately with slaw on the side.

For the slaw

  • Place the lettuce and rocket in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with the milk to create a more runny mayonnaise sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over the leaves and toss to coat.


*Many kids find rocket too peppery. I've found that watercress is a good alternative as it is less peppery. Alternatively, for those that don't like peppery at all, you can use baby leaf spinach.
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Happy cooking!



DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association provided me with this recipe and associated images. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The fact is, I’m crazy about mushrooms, and want to shout it from the rooftops anyway. 

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