Avocado Quesadillas

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These Avocado Quesadillas are loaded with cheddar cheese, avocados, pepper, and fresh cilantro and lime juice. Then grilled on the barbecue to melty perfection!

Sliced Avocado Quesadilla on a cutting board. Sour cream, salsa and limes on the side.

Avocado Quesadillas

These avocado quesadillas are some of the best quesadillas I have ever had. These can be made for lunch, dinner, appetizers, whatever you see fit. We make this all the time as a meal but it would also be a great BBQ appetizer! Every time we make these, we can’t seem to get enough.

They are so good and packed with fresh flavor! If you don’t have a grill or don’t feel like grilling, just toast them under the broiler for a few seconds! Try it for yourself and see how good they are!

Flour tortillas, bowl of cheese, avocado, limes, jalapeños, corn, olives, red peppers and cilantro for Avocado Quesadillas.

Pick the Perfect Avocado

When it comes to picking out a great avocado, here are a couple of things to keep in mind. You can’t tell if an avocado is ripe just based on sight. You need to touch it. Feel it in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze. If it is ripe, it should yield to firm, gentle pressure. But be careful, you don’t want it to be overly soft or mushy.

An avocado that is too ripe won’t hurt you. It will just look brown, similar to the look of an avocado that has been left out to oxidize (be exposed to too much air). But they won’t make you sick or anything. Most people prefer the brighter green color of a properly ripe avocado.

Grilled Avocado Quesadilla with sliced limes, sour cream and salsa on the side.

More Great Avocado Flavor

If you like the taste of avocado, there are more ways than just these great Avocado Quesadillas to try. Check out any of these recipes where avocados take a leading role.

Separated slices of Avocado Quesadilla with dips.

Grilled Avocado Quesadillas

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Grilled Avocado Quesadillas are loaded with cheddar cheese, avocados, peppers, and fresh cilantro and lime juice. Then grilled on the barbecue to melty perfection!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Grill/BBQ, Mexican/Spanish
Servings 4


  • griddle or bbq grill



  • Chop all of the vegetables. Stir together olives, avocado, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, onion and lime juice. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
    Bowl of topping for Avocado Quesadillas. Wooden spoon and flour tortillas on the side.
  • Heat up the grill and spray with cooking spray. Place tortillas on the grill and grill for about 45-60 seconds or until the tortilla starts to get golden-brown grill stripes.
    Single flour tortilla on a grill to make Avocado Quesadillas.
  • Flip the tortillas and cover with cheese; grill until cheese is melted and tortilla is crisp and slightly browned on the bottom.
    Flour tortilla with melted cheese on top to make Avocado Quesadillas.
  • Divide avocado mixture among the tortillas, cut each tortilla into 4 wedges and serve immediately.
    Grilled Avocado Quesadilla with sliced limes, sour cream and salsa on the side.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 13gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 1055mgPotassium: 871mgFiber: 13gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1264IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 281mgIron: 2mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    Just wanted to let you know that this recipe is one of our all time favorites. It shows up in our meal rotation all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks really good…although I’m vegan so I am just going to make it with Daiya cheese. 🙂 I’m going to pin it too. You’ve got a great website.