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Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

Fresh and fast from the barbecue.
A Sanson family favourite that’s easily customized to suit everyone’s tastes.


  • 1 whole pepper (green, red, orange or yellow), seeded & halved
  • 4 whole Ontario mushrooms (mixed varieties), button size, halved
  • 1 small heirloom tomato, halved
  • 1 small onion, peeled & halved
  • Olive oil for basting
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
  • 4 oz Ontario old cheddar (white & orange), grated
  • 4 flatbread tortillas


  1. Brush the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Place them directly onto a hot barbecue for 10 minutes or until the vegetables have reached desired tenderness. Allow the vegetables to cool slightly.

  3. Dice and toss them in a medium bowl with minced garlic.

  4. Sprinkle half of each tortilla with one ounce of cheese and a quarter-cup of the vegetable mixture, layering evenly.

  5. Fold the tortilla in half and brush one side lightly with olive oil and put this side face down on a hot barbecue. Brush the top of the tortilla with olive oil.

  6. Barbecue it until the cheese melts, flipping it once.

  7. Cut the tortilla into four triangles and serve with your favourite salsa.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving size: 4


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