Portobello and Avocado Quesadillas

Top view of Portobello and Avocado Quesadillas on parchment paper cut into wedges to serve.
Prep Time: 
20 min prep time
Number of Servings: 
Recipe Source: 
From Little Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl ($29.99, Hardie Grant Books, 2019), Photo Credit: © David Frenkiel


  • 5 oz portobello mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • 2 avocados, pits removed and flesh scooped out
  • 12 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 tortillas
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1 handful of parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped (optional)
  • 12 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp plain unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • Magic Green Sauce, optional (recipe follows)


  1. Clean and slice mushrooms and chop stems. Heat oil in a frying
  2. pan (skillet) and add mushrooms. Sauté for a couple of minutes on each side, and then add soy sauce, maple syrup, and vinegar and season with salt. Sauté for another couple of minutes. Transfer to a plate and wipe pan clean.
  3. Mash avocado flesh and beans separately with a fork and set aside. Heat frying pan without any oil and add one tortilla. Spread a quarter of avocado mash over it and scatter over a quarter of mashed beans and a quarter of the mushroom slices. Squeeze over some lime juice and scatter with parsley (if using) and cheese.
  4. Spread a thin layer of yogurt over another tortilla and place it on top, yogurt-side down. Carefully flip whole tortilla and fry it on other side for a couple of minutes until cheese has melted. Slide it off to a cutting board and cut into smaller wedges.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve immediately with Magic Green Sauce, if using.


For a spicy kick, add pickled jalapeños to the quesadilla filling. Serve with Magic Green Sauce or another sauce drizzled over.

Nutrition Info: 
Per serving (without Magic Green Sauce): 856 Calories, 25 g Protein, 108 g Carbohydrates, 17 g Fiber, 38 g Total fat (9 g sat), 953 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), K, Folate, Phosphorus, ★★★★​ Iron, ★★★​ Vitamin B6, C, ★★ Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc,  Vitamin A 

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