Sunday, July 14, 2013

Colleen's Easy Quesadillas with a twist! The secret? Avocados!!!

As you know I love avocados, so when Avocados de Mexico and Latina Blogger Connect asked me to write a sponsored recipe with their avocados I jumped at the chance! In fact I already had the right recipe in mind, a twist on my friend Colleen's quesadillas.

Last week we went for a get together at Colleen's house. We went shopping prior to the party and when she said she wanted to eat quesadillas I kept steering her towards the Mexican cheese and she kept telling me that she only needed cheddar.... it turned out she was right - these things were delicious. I decided to make them today for a snack and I added some avocados de mexico to the mix and they were even more fantastic! which is no surprise really I think avocados are just like bacon, every thing taste better with them on it!!!

So here is the recipe for the easiest yummiest quesadillas! do not be fooled by the simplicity of it - sometimes the simplest of the recipes are the most delicious!

I am sure many of you have the grill going all summer long, one of the cool things bout this recipe is that you can either grill the quesadillas or do them in a pan, I will explain you how.


  • Tortillas (I use corn, Colleen uses flour - they are both great)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados de Mexico
  • Fresh jalapeños - optional
  • PAM cooking spray

Grate your cheese, cut your tomatoes, avocados and jalapeños  in slices and be ready to assemble.

To assemble:

Put cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños  and avocados on one side of an open tortilla, fold the tortilla and spray PAM on both sides. If you are grilling it,  then fold it tortilla on the grill and hold to close with your grilling tongues for a few seconds. Turn around in about a minute or when the tortilla is nice and toasted. It is done once crunchy on both sides (couple of minutes).

To do in a pan, heat your pan on medium fire. When hot, place 2 folded quesadillas and flatten with something like a heavy pan (I put one pan on top of another). When nice and crispy on one side turn and repeat on the other side and you are done!

You can eat the quesadillas with a dollop of Mexican or sour cream, a little salsa and some good all guasacaca made with yummy avocados off course!!


 Tip: How to easily remove the pit of an avocado: Cut your avocado in half with a knife. Take a knife with a wide blade and carefully tap it on top of pit. Twist he knife and the pit will just cleanly release from the avocado - voila!

 BTW is you have nice avocado recipes you can upload them to the recipe page of Avocados de Mexico and while there you can search for other yummy recipes too. They have recipes from all sort of people from Rick Bayless to mine!!

PS: This is a sponsored post made in collaboration with Avocados de Mexico and Latina Bloggers Connect. All facts and comments are my own and the recipe is based on my friend's Colleen's!
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