Grilled Veggie Quesadilla


 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil

Want the perfect summer dinner?  Try a grilled quesadilla with simple veggies tossed with olive oil

and topped with homemade pesto and goat cheese!

Grilled Veggie Quesadilla with creamy goat cheese and homemade pesto!

I love summertime for so many reasons, the sunshine, the late nights with the kids catching fireflies and watching the stars, and the FOOD!  I love being able to fire up the grill for dinner each night.  The grill makes everything simpler and more relaxed!  My family loves grilling out.  We sit on the deck in the backyard, listen to the sounds of summer serenade us as we eat.   A perfect way to connect as a family.  The best part, is I have fewer dishes to clean!
I was thrilled to be asked by Pompeian Olive to help them celebrate National Grilling Month by creating a recipe with their Pompeian Grapeseed and OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend Oil.  Actually it was a no brainer for me.  I grew up practically drinking olive oil.  It took me years to realize other oils even existed!  I was fortunate to grow up eating a simple Mediterranean diet.  As a mom, I try to pass that on to my own family.
Grilled Veggie Quesadilla
What better food than grilled veggies?  I used thick slices of zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms that I tossed with olive oil.  I grilled them until they just became soft but still had a bit of bite to them.  While the veggies were grilling I quickly made a pesto with lots of fresh basil and  more olive oil.  When my veggies were perfectly grilled I combined the veggies, the pesto and tangy goat cheese for a simple yet flavorful quesadilla!
These grilled veggie quesadilla's melt in your mouth!  They are packed full of fresh flavor and they are a snap to prepare!
 July is National Grilling Month, and to celebrate, Pompeian, a leader in olive oils and vinegars, is sharing simple tips and recipes to help you get a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving your backyard, such as swapping butter or vegetable oil for Pompeian Grapeseed Oil or OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean blend and combining Pompeian oils and vinegars in place of bottled dressings and marinades.
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For the Pesto
  • 2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ⅔ cup Pompeian Olive Oil Blend
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the quesadilla
  • 4 8 inch tortillas
  • 1 medium zucchini,sliced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • ⅓ cup Pompeian Olive oil blend
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  1. Combine all the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill. In a bowl combine together the zucchini, squash, mushrooms and olive oil. Toss to coat, season with salt and pepper. Place veggies in a single layer on the grill over medium heat for 6-8 minutes per side. Removing mushrooms only after a few minutes. Continue to grill zucchini and squash until they begin to soften. Remove.
  3. Spread a generous tablespoon of pesto over each of quesadilla. Layer vegetables over pesto and top with crumbled goat cheese.
  4. Grill quesadillas until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately




Pompeian Olive Oil, a leader in olive oils and vinegars, is here to help you celebrate July for National Grilling Month! Pompeian products give you a taste of the Mediterranean without leaving your backyard.

By using Pompeian Grapeseed Oil and OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend products you can make grilling healthier and more flavorful in a Mediterranean way. For more information about Pompeian Olive Oil, please visit

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42 Responses

  1. Totally tucking this away for when my zucchini finally decides to multiply in my garden!

    • When those zucchini multiply, send some my way please!

  2. I love quesadillas and this one sounds amazing Tanya! Perfect for summer time! :)

  3. Pesto in a Quesadilla sounds delicious. So does the grilled veggies. I am totally putting this on the meal planner for this weekend.

  4. Wow – this is right up my alley!! I love fresh summer veggies and will be making this for sure! Pinned and will be sharing on FB

    • Me too Deb! I love the grilled flavor of this quesadilla, a little spin.

  5. We love grilling out most nights, too! (And I love the fewer dishes!) This grilled quesadilla sounds amazing!

    • Thanks Jessica! Grilling is so much easier and sometimes downright tastier!

  6. These quesadillas look so good, Tanya! I love Pompien brand. I usually buy that brand. I have a big ole bottle of their olive oil at home and a smaller bottle of the grapeseed oil! Pinning this. :)

    • I love the grapeseed oil! Thanks for pinning Julie!

  7. This looks so yummy! We eat alot of fruit around my house, but not many veggies, so I may need to give this a try.

  8. Yep – these look amazing! Maybe dinner tonight, in fact!!

  9. Hi, Tanya: I really like the idea of putting grilled veggies in quesadillas. I often hesitate to make quesadillas because they just don’t seem all that healthy. But this would kick the nutrition level up a notch, for sure.

    I’ve never cooked with grape seed oil, but I’ve heard it has a lower smoking point than some other oils.

    • The grilled veggies were so good, with or without the pesto! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Omg Tanya– I am obsessed with this recipe!!! I pinned it, shared it on Facebook, and will probably make these for dinner. Notevenkidding. I love grilled veggies, LOVE pesto, and love anything in a tortilla. I mean… it basically doesn’t get better than this (unless we’re talking cookies). Thank you!

  11. these look SO fabulous! can’t wait to try ’em :)

  12. Hi Tanya,

    I have come visiting from Sweet 2 Eat Baking as part of the blog hop! I had quesdillas for the very first time only a few weeks ago – can you believe it?? I LOVED them though – so simple and quick yet so tasty :-) I blog over at Slummy single mummy if you want to say hi any time.


    • Thanks for joing the party! Can’t wait to follow you!

  13. I know this is healthy and I don’t even care… it looks so delicious that’s what is most attractive about your salad and sandwich. I would love if you brought this post by my foodie friday linky party today.

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    Those look so good! Never thought of using Pesto!

    • Thank you Kelley! I love the homemade pesto!

  15. What an appetizing meal! I’ve been looking for more vegetarian meals and this looks like the perfect balance between tasty and healthy. I’m stopping by from Tatertots & Jello (#39 Orange Creamsicle Cookies) Have a great weekend!

    • Sometimes I just crave vegetables! This was such a satisfying meal Carrie!

  16. Yum! This looks delish!

    • Also, I’m a new follower on bloglovin!

  17. Tanya, this looks so delicious and Pompeian Olive Oil is definitely our family brand! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and great grilling inspiration! Pinning and have a great Sunday evening!

    • I was really pleased with the grapeseed oi! Thanks Cindy!

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