Avocado and Cheddar Quesadilla

avo quesadillaLooking for an easy dish to whip up for dinner?  Quesadillas are a cinch to prepare and take minutes to cook.  Brie and mango quesadilla was one of the first ones I ever made and it stands as a family favorite to this day.  Quesadillas are perfect as a snack or party food.  Dress them up with your favorite condiments such as sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.  Healthwise, avocados are a good source of fiber, vitamin c, folate, anti-inflammatory benefits (arthritis) and more. This simple avocado and cheddar quesadilla will have your family asking for seconds!

You will need –

ancient grain tortillas (or favorite tortilla)

cheddar cheese, grated (or favorite cheese)

cilantro, coarsely chopped

ripe avocado, mashed

quesadillaCut avocado in half, remove pit and skin.  In a small bowl mash avocado.  Place one tortilla on a board and add some of the mashed avocado making sure to spread it to the edges of the tortilla.  Next, add cilantro and top with cheddar.  Place another tortilla on top and lightly apply pressure (to help the ingredients adhere to the tortillas).  In a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, add quesadilla.  Cook like you would a grilled cheese sandwich…a few minutes per side and remember to be careful when flipping.  The tortilla is done when the cheese has melted.

The Culinary Chase’s Note:  Add chopped tomato for a bit of color and texture.  You can make just about any combination that suits your fancy or whatever is in your refrigerator.  Another quesadilla idea? Try this chicken and sweet pepper quesadilla.  Enjoy!