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!
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.
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.
- Citrus Avocado Chicken mixes several favorite flavors into one great dish.
- Mango Avocado Smoothie combines mango, Greek yogurt and avocado into a creamy, delicious way to start your day.
- Open Face Avocado Egg Sandwich is a healthy, filling way to fuel for the day.
How to make Avocado Quesadillas
- 6 oz black olives sliced and drained
- 3 avocado firm-ripe, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped (or 2 baby bell peppers)
- 1 jalapeno finely chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp red onion finely chopped
- 1 lime juiced
- Kosher salt to taste
- Black pepper
- 4 large flour tortillas
- cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack, shredded
- Heat up the grill and spray with cooking spray.
- 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.
- Place tortillas on the grill and grill for about 45-60 seconds or until the tortilla starts to get golden-brown grill stripes. Flip the tortillas and cover with cheese; grill until cheese is melted and tortilla is crisp and slightly browned on the bottom. Divide avocado mixture among the tortillas, cut each tortilla into 4 wedges and serve immediately.
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