GO VEGGIE Quesadilla
Many people know I'm a vegetarian, few know I'm lactose-intolerant. This is because I love cheese and will fight through the pain of my intolerance for the sake of good cheese. I've tried a handful of lactose-free or vegan cheese, but there are so few that taste well enough to willing eat more than once. Through BzzAgent I was able to try GO Veggie cheese alternatives for free. I was very excited to see how many choices they had, from shredded, sliced and even grated "cheeses".
Through BzzAgent I received two free product coupons to choose and try the ones I was most interested in. In my area both Walmart and Publix had Go Veggie products, but Publix had the best selection. I decided on a shredded Vegan Mozzarella and sliced Lactose Free Mozzarella. All the products averaged between $4 and $5, which seems a little much, but I guess I'm not paying the gas to find a health food store so it's cheaper in the long run?
The first day I had them I came home from work and needed a quick meal. I made myself one of my favorite quickie meals: Couscous with spinach, balsamic vinegar and cheese. This time using the vegan mozzarella shreds. It came out pretty good, honestly I rather enjoyed it. The cheese has a nutty flavor to it and melted nicely in the couscous.
The next day before work I wanted to try quesadillas with the cheeses.
Sticking with the vegan concept I used coconut oil instead of butter, and tossed in the tortilla with a slice of the mozzarella broken up and a handful of the shredded mozzarella.
Every quesadilla needs more than just cheese, so I went with my favorite combo again. Adding on the spinach, then a little balsamic vinegar. I also put in a small amount of minced garlic for additional flavor.
I let the cheese melt a little, the flipped a side. Cooking a little longer before I dished it out.
The quesadillas actually tasted great, so much so my non-vegetarian - vegan cheese teaser boyfriend, ask me to make him one. Though this tasted great the cheese became almost liquid when heated, I like my cheese melted, but liquid was hard to deal with in a quesadilla. My boyfriend let his set for a few minutes and it kinda settled a little better and was easier to eat for him. So as long as you can be patient with the cheese, it was a really good for vegan cheese. This is one of the few Vegan cheeses I'd willingly eat again.
Balsamic Spinach Quesadillas Ingredients:
- Go Veggie Vegan Mozzarella Shreds
- Go Veggie Lactose Free Mozzarella Slices
- Fresh Spinach
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Minced Garlic (optional)
- Coconut Oil
I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.