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10-Minute Breakfast Vegetable Quesadilla
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This quick, Mexican-inspired breakfast vegetable quesadilla is loaded with fibre and colour. An easy way to eat towards your 10-a-day.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: quesadilla, quick, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 525 kcal
Author: kellie anderson
  • 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 80 grams sweet potato, skin on grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice optional
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • 40 grams kale chopped, ribs removed
  • 2 spring onions/scallions chopped
  • 2 slices vegan bacon optional
  • 2 thin, good quality flatbreads
  • 80 grams refried beans
  • 15 grams extra mature Cheddar grated; optional
  • 1 tsp seaweed flakes optional
  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over a medium flame. Add in the sweet potato, sautéeing for three minutes. Then add the spices, spring onions, and broken up rashers of vegan bacon. Stir, then turn down heat to medium-low, cover and let cook for four minutes. Decant into a bowl.

  2. Smear one of the flatbreads with the beans and lay into the pan (no need to wipe it out); turn the heat back up. Top with the cooked vegetable mix, cheese and seaweed if using. Top with the other tortilla and press the edges together as best you can. It will be full!

  3. Heat on both sides until golden and the cheese is melted. Serve in wedges with fresh, sweet tomatoes and ripe avocado mashed with lemon or lime.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is perfect for using up vegetables so adapt to suit the contents of your fridge. Just make sure anything hard, like the sweet potato, is grated or finely sliced. 

Make this vegan by using melting vegan cheese (Violife brand is popular in the UK) or leaving out the cheese. 

This is also portable. Just wrap in foil and take it away! It is perfectly safe to eat in this cooked but not hot state for about three hours. If not using the cheese, even longer.


Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Breakfast Vegetable Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 1219mg53%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 15800IU316%
Vitamin C 54.5mg66%
Calcium 248mg25%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.