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Easy Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

Cheesy Black Bean Avocado Quesadillas – these are a quick and delicious protein packed snack.  They come together in about 20 minutes, and are perfect for a working lunch, an after school snack, breakfast or just because.  Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post.

Easy Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

 

I’m so excited to share this recipe with y’all.  I love when a spark of an idea, a dream pairing of ingredients comes together even better than imagined!

I’ve shared my favorite spicy smokey grilled shrimp quesadilla recipe with y’all before, and even told y’all about the first time I ever had a quesadilla -hint, it may surprise you. Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy quesadilla recipe that doesn’t take much time to throw together, yet has so many layers of flavor and textures that they taste more complicated than they are!  Isn’t that the best

It started with a dream of mashed ripe California avocados and my favorite homemade taco seasoning cumin, garlic, red pepper.. oh my! 

california avocados with homemade taco seasoning

Mix that creamy, savory, avocado mixture with a squeeze of lemon, and then pair that with some rich, fiber packed, refried black beans… and you have one of my new favorite snacks

refried black beans and mashed avocado quesadillas

Don’t forget the cheese!  My favorite is a creamy extra sharp cheddar, Nathan prefers pepper jack, the kids like a cheddar, colby, mozzarella mix. Pick your favorite cheese and get on with the melty goodness!

cheesy avocado quesadilla recipe

Seriously, have fun with this.  Use your imagination, play with the flavors and textures, and enjoy that this incredible snack comes together in under 20 minutes.  

I’m going to respectfully refrain from telling y’all how many of these I ate today.

Many.

Many.

YUM.

Yield: 4 quesadillas

Easy Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

Easy Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

quick and delicious cheesy avocado quesadilla

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe California Avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning {I use this recipe}
  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1 16 oz can refried black beans
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 6" tortillas (I use a whole wheat/corn blend)

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet to medium low heat
  2. Using a fork, or pastry blender, combine the taco seasoning and California Avocados until mashed, but still chunky
  3. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the Avocado mixture and mix
  4. Heat the refried black beans
  5. Spread a layer of Avocado mixture on one tortilla, spread the heated refried beans on another tortilla. Sprinkle cheese over one of the tortillas, top with the other tortilla.
  6. Cook the quesadillas about 3 minutes per side, or until the tortilla is crispy, and the insides of the quesadillas are heated and begin to combine.
  7. Remove from heat and set on a cooling rack for a few minutes prior to cutting.

Notes

Use a pizza cutter to make for easy quesadilla cutting

 

Disclosure: This recipe was created and inspired by my partnership with the California Avocado Commission. I’m excited to be partnering with California Avocados for the 4th year in a row to share recipes and tips inspired by delicious California Avocados.  For more great recipes visit the California Avocado Commission website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

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