Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Quesadillas
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Quesadillas- crispy roasted cauliflower is tossed in smoked paprika and chili powder then layered with fresh vegetables and creamy hummus for a flavor packed, easy meal. (vegan with gluten-free option)
I know this is just what the world needs, another quesadilla recipe. Whoopie de doo.
But hear me out for a second. These dillas are pretty freaking amazing because they’re stuffed with smoky roasted cauliflower. As in cauliflower roasted with smoked paprika.
Please tell me you love smoked paprika as much as I do and that this is all making sense to you?
If you’re still with me then I’m assuming you share my sentiments. Smoked paprika is the gem of the spice world.
Besides the cauliflower being a delicious flavor bomb, the beauty of this recipe is that it’s super simple to make. I’m talking roast the cauliflower, chop a few veggies and slap them on tortillas smothered in hummus. Easy peasy.
In order to make this a healthy recipe, I highly recommend using whole grain tortillas. I personally prefer Alvarado Street’s sprouted organic wheat tortillas (they’re in the freezer section) but brown rice tortillas (or something similar) will also work. Just make sure the ingredient list isn’t full of starches or refined grains. We want nutrients in our food, not blood sugar spiking junk.
These roasted cauliflower hummus quesadillas come together in less than 30 minutes, making them the perfect quick and easy lunch or dinner.
I added corn to the mix because I’m a bit obsessed but feel free to sub in your favorite veggies or just leave out whatever you don’t like. Except the cauliflower because that would be silly.
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Quesadillas
Yield: 2 large quesadillas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower (about 1 small head)
- 1 tablespoon high heat oil
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 8 ounces hummus (I used roasted red pepper hummus but any kind will work)
- 1 bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 small red onion)
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 burrito size whole grain tortillas
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Add the cauliflower, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, chili powder and a pinch of salt. Use your hands to toss together until cauliflower is evenly coated in oil and spices. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, warm a large skillet over medium heat. Toast the tortillas for about 3 minutes on each side, until slightly crispy.
Spread hummus on the inside of each tortilla, topping one side with bell pepper, red onion, corn and baby spinach.
Once cauliflower is done cooking, add it on top of the baby spinach. Place a tortilla (with hummus on the inside) on top and gently press together. Transfer tortilla back to the skillet and cook for a minute on each side, until heated through. Slice into triangles, serve warm and enjoy!
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Nutrition facts are for 1/2 of one quesadilla or 1/4 of recipe. This amount fills me up but my husband eats a whole one so the serving size will depend on the person. Use reduced sodium hummus and/or tortillas if you are concerned about the sodium being too high.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I LOVE smoked paprika and that cauliflower looks so good that I may eat it all before making these quesadillas! These look delicious Sarah and I can see these happening on repeat!
Haha! It is hard to resist. Thanks Marcie! :)
Roasted cauliflower is the BEST! And smoked paprika is definitely one of my all-time favorite spices! So I think you made these for me! :)
Oh my gosh, yess! I want these. I had cauliflower tacos a couple months ago and I still think about them all the time. I have a feeling I would love these.
Yum!! I’ve made hummus with edamame but never with cauliflower! I love your food photography and your recipe looks and sounds amazing!
Ummm, the world most definitely needs another quesadilla recipe!! There can never be enough, especially if they’re stuffed with hummus and cauliflower! Smoked paprika is the best :)
Giiirl I will never get sick of seeing quesadilla recipes – they are my idea of the ultimate comfort food, and I’m all about healthifying them to jam in some nutrients and keep it clean. You’ve got me watering at the mouth with this idea of cauliflower hummus – so genius, I can barely stand it!
I L O V E smoked paprika! I think that’s one of my most used spices in my spice drawer. And I’m always down for a new quesadilla recipe— love this!
I’m so glad you understand my addiction :)
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