Sweet Potato Quesadillas

These quesadillas are fun and easy for a weeknight meal. They may be cheese-free, but they’re super creamy and flavorful. For a even more creaminess, dip them in our Creamy Cilantro Pesto sauce!




  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4, 8-inch tortillas
  • additional coconut oil for cooking
  • 1 recipe for Creamy Cilantro Pesto


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F, pierce the sweet potato with a fork several times, and bake for 45-60 minutes until completely soft. Let cool. (You can use leftover sweet potato for this recipe!)
  2. Cut open the sweet potato and put the flesh in a bowl. Add the lime juice, cumin, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and salt. Mash very throughly. For extra smoothness, you can mix this in a food processor for 10-30 seconds until completely smooth.
  3. Heat a nonstick or cast iron pan, brushed with coconut oil, over medium heat.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup of the sweet potato mixture over a tortilla, and place another one on top. Fry in the pan for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with the other 2 tortillas.
  5. Cut the quesadillas into triangles with a knife or pizza cutter.
  6. Serve warm, with cilantro pesto or guacamole!
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