Apple, Sauerkraut, & Vegan Cheese Quesadillas

This year we are increasing our intake of probiotic foods. Sauerkraut is one of the most famous and common probiotic foods. This makes a very tasty lunch or snack. It is a quick and easy lunch to make and quite filling as well.

Apple, Sauerkraut, & Vegan Cheese Quesadillas

Yield: 8


  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups organic sauerkraut
  • 8-10 vegan cheddar cheese slices
  • 2 organic apples


  1. To get the most of your probiotics, don’t rise off the sauerkraut. Merely squeeze the extra sauerkraut juice into a cup or glass (save to use with other recipes) and fork separate the sauerkraut into a bowl.
  2. Core and slice the organic apples and separate the vegan cheese slices and tear into smaller peaces to spread on the tortilla.
  3. Heat a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place one quesadilla at a time on the skillet, place a some of the cheese pieces on one half of the tortilla.
  5. Fork some of the sauerkraut over the cheese pieces and then top with some of the apple slices.
  6. Fold the empty half of the tortilla over to cover the apple slices, making a half moon of the tortilla.
  7. Cook until browned on the one side. Flip over and brown the remaining side.
  8. Continue for all of the tortillas.

This can also be used as an appetizer if cut onto smaller pie shaped pieces and used as finger food.

2 responses to “Apple, Sauerkraut, & Vegan Cheese Quesadillas”

  1. Grey says:

    Yum! I haven’t made this yet, but I am sure I will love it. As I read this on my lunch break, I am eating an apple-sauerkraut casserole I made riffing off of the great Mollie Katzen.

    Question: can you follow up with some recipes using that leftover sauerkraut juice?

    Thank you!

  2. Chris says:

    Sauerkraut juice is very useful when making your own vegan cheese.
    It adds the “tangy”, saltiness that most look for in a “cheese” flavor.
    Check our Vegan Artisan Cheese recipes….or make your own.
    My favorite uses cooked carrots and then then usual nutritional yeast, mustard etc.
    Actually….you could use the sauerkraut juice for many recipes and casseroles or soups as an alternative for salt.
    There are also some good sauerkraut soup recipes.
    hope these give you some ideas.
    Sincerely, Chris the cook at Vegalicious

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