Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla

Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla

A few weeks ago I shared our current favorite salad so I decided to run with a theme of quick and simple meals that we actually eat on a regular basis.  So today it’s a quick and simple quesadilla with avocado, sharp white cheddar and sun-dried tomatoes.

You might remember that I’m married to the quesadilla king.  Paul could live on quesadillas alone.  We keep cheese and tortillas stocked at all times!  However, this one was all my creation.

Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla

Since we moved, I am currently working from home on various freelance projects and since I can’t expect to be able to eat cookies and cake all day long, I came up with this quesadilla for a quick and easy lunch on Monday.  And I wouldn’t be at all surprised it if ends up being my lunch again today.  I absolutely love this combo of ingredients!

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Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla

Yield: 1 quesadilla

Total Time: 15 min

A quick and simple lunch or snack: Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla.

Ingredients:

2 small flour tortillas
1 tsp. olive oil
2 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, cubed
1 avocado, smashed
2 Tbs. sun-dried tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat the oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place one tortilla in the pan. Layer half of the cheese on top, slather on the avocado, layer the sun-dried tomatoes and then the rest of the cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with the additional tortilla.

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until the tortillas are golden brown and the cheese starts to melt.

Cut and serve.

Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla

 

70 Responses to “Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla”

  1. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — February 6, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    Oh my goodness, what I wouldn’t give to have one of these for breakfast right now!

  2. #
    Audra | The Baker Chiick — February 6, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    I LOVE avocados in quesadillas. They get all warm and creamy and it’s just perfect. This looks like a wonderful lunch Cassie!

  3. #
    Rachel Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Yum! This is total comfort food in my book. Love it!

  4. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — February 6, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    This looks amazing, Cassie!

  5. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 6, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Quick and easy is definitely the way to go!

  6. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Aaaaaand face plant.

  7. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 6, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    I’m in! This looks like a fab lunch. I love every single thing about this.

  8. #
    Meagan @ A zesty Bite — February 6, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    I’ll totally come help you eat cake and cookies! So glad you could whip this up for lunch it looks soooo good!

  9. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 6, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    I’m all over this!

  10. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — February 6, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Im always looking for quick easy lunches! Thanks! 🙂

  11. #
    Suzan @ The Lazy Suzan — February 6, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    Looks great!

  12. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 6, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    I loooove quesadillas, too, + coincidentally I love all the other ingredients in this, too. Total deliciousness!

  13. #
    Tracey — February 6, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I adore quesadillas and don’t make them anywhere near enough at home. Thanks for the inspiration, I’m going to grab ingredients at the store next time I go 🙂

  14. #
    Amanda — February 6, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    What a beautiful and fun recipe!!

  15. #
    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — February 6, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Quesadillas rock! They’re so cheesy and easy. We make ours in the panini press. Less fat and they cook up so fast. I love the addition of sun-dried tomatoes in yours. Perfection!

  16. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 6, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    I will save just about every recipe that uses avocados, I cannot get enough! And now I know what I will be doing with the leftover tortillas I have, being lonely in the fridge.

  17. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — February 6, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I have all these ingredients in my kitchen now so I see what is on the menu for lunch today!

  18. #
    Sommer@ASP — February 6, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    This may very well be my lunch today. Got everything I need. 🙂

  19. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — February 6, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Yum! I made something similar just the other day for lunch. Love avocados in just about anything!

  20. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 6, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Quesadillas are always a big hit around here and I love these flavors!

  21. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — February 6, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Lucky you being married to any king at all! And anything with avocados, forget about it, I’m in.

  22. #
    carrian — February 6, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Oh darlin’ I love a good quesadilla. Isn’t it funny that I had never really had them growing up? I missed out!

  23. #
    Meghan {For the Love of Dessert} — February 6, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Holy avocado! That looks so good. I like the sun dried tomato addition there! I’ve never tried them with avocado, but it sounds deeeelic.

  24. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 6, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    everything i love and more in this quesadilla? why yes, of course! I’ve never ever ever combined sun dried tomatoes and avocados before. What am I waiting for? These are a must make Cassie! I love your savory recipes!!

  25. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — February 6, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    sharp white cheddar and avocado is one of my favorite combos! I bet this was delicious!

  26. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chef — February 6, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    this sounds like the perfect combo of flavors! delish!

  27. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 6, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Pass me the whole ‘dilla! I’m thinking this could definitely be dinner:)

  28. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — February 6, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    These quesadillas are RIGHT up my alley! The sun dried tomatoes are such an intersting, tart addition. What a lovely recipe, Cassie!

  29. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 6, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Yum!!! That looks so good! Love easy lunches like that!!

  30. #
    Kathryn — February 6, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Such a tasty combination, I’d love to eat this for lunch every day!

  31. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — February 6, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    It’s like the worlds most perfect lunch 🙂

  32. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 6, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    I’ll be right over to share one of these with you 😀

  33. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Sun drieds and those big SCOOPS of avocado – yes! I love this one!

  34. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 6, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Oh what a great quesadilla, yum!

  35. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — February 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    I wanna start having lunch at your place! Yummo Cassie.

  36. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — February 6, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    best. creation. ever. this looks so good and i LOVE avocados!! what a great idea!

  37. #
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 6, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    Quesadillas are so quick and easy and I love that you used sun dried tomatoes with the avocados!

  38. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 6, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    You won me over just with the mention of avocado! This looks so good!

  39. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 6, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    There is this ridiculous drool falling out of my face right now – I can’t even describe how much I want this Cass. Yikes!

  40. #
    Cookin Canuck — February 7, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Avocados and sun-dried tomatoes…awesome combination! I’d be so happy to have this for breakfast this morning.

  41. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — February 7, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Looks like a perfect lunch to me Cassie!

  42. #
    Sandy @ RE — February 7, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Anything avocado for me is the best! I have 2 on counter right now … YUM! Thanks Cassie!

  43. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 7, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Avocados and cheddar – is there anything better in life?!?!

  44. #
    Jessica — February 8, 2013 @ 12:59 am

    This is so different…and SO YUM! I love this idea girl!

  45. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — February 8, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    this has to be my favourite quesadilla filling!

  46. #
    Angie — February 8, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I love this filling! What a great idea!

  47. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — February 8, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    we’re so busy lately that I need quick and easy meals…this is perfect!

  48. #
    Vava — February 8, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Had much fun adapting your recipe to make it vegan, thanks for sharing!
    Used dark wheat and flax tortillas from Trader Joe’s instead of regular ones, mozzarella-like shredded vegan cheese and guacamole instead of plain avocado. Turned out delishhhhious!

  49. #
    Cookie and Kate — February 10, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    I could live on quesadillas, too! They’re my go-to quick meal. Love this version!

  50. #
    Liz Stevens — February 20, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Looks delicious! Definitely going to have to try this soon!

  51. #
    Shaina — February 21, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    I would eat this every day.

  52. #
    Emily @Random Recycling — February 24, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I love that this will appeal to both myself and my kids for lunch. Thanks!

  53. #
    Deb — May 21, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    I just ate this for my dinner and it was awesome!! I will be making it again and again. Thanks so much for the great recipe.

    • Cassie replied: — May 21st, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  54. #
    Alesha — June 25, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    OMG this looks amazing! And so simple.. LOVE avocado.. going to have to try this!

  55. #
    ann — July 6, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    Sounds great. Can’t wait to try!

  56. #
    Sara — August 20, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Just made this for dinner and it was great! We added some scallions to it for a little extra crunch. My boyfriend and I didn’t even need a side for this meal- it was really filling. Tip- get some extra avocado to mash up for dipping!

    • Cassie replied: — August 20th, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

      So glad you liked it. The scallions sound like a great addition!

  57. #
    Susan — November 3, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Finally got around to making this. My husband could also be given the name quesadilla king. He’s mildly obsessed. I added some chicken and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  58. #
    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — December 15, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    This is such a great recipe! Love it <3

  59. #
    Sonia — April 25, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    Hi!
    What kind of sun dried tomatoes do you use? The ones that are in a jar (marinated) or the ones in a bag (dry) TIA 🙂

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