Avocado + Sauteed Onion Quesadilla

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Quesadillas are one of my favorite quick weekend lunches to make because they’re a departure from my typical week-day salad and there are so many gourmet combinations you can make using a tortilla and melted cheese.  This weekend I had a perfectly ripe avocado and half of a yellow onion that looked like they would go perfectly together.  I also only had 20 minutes to make lunch and run out the door… of course while still allowing 5 minutes to snap some good photos.

This is what happened!

I used some of my favorite sharp cheddar cheese from a local Wisconsin company (support local farmers!) and quickly sautéed up an onion until it was perfectly tender.   A few minimal seasonings and some chopped parsley later, I had a beautiful lunch just in time to make it to my next engagement.

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What will you need?

1 tortilla

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pit-removed and sliced

½ cup grated, sharp cheddar cheese

½ yellow or white onion, sliced

1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil

Salt, pepper, garlic powder

Chopped parsley to garnish

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How do you make it?

In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sautee the sliced onions on  medium heat.  Sprinkle some salt, pepper and garlic powder in the mixture as the onions cook for about 5 minutes.

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Remove the onions from the pan, reserve on the side and add an additional 1 tsp of olive oil to the same pan.  Place your tortilla in on medium-low heat and add the grated cheddar cheese on top, allowing it to start melting.  Add your avocado slices and sautéed onions once the cheese has started to melt.

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Fold your tortilla in half once the bottom of it has started to get a little crispy. Cook for another 30 seconds, allowing all of the ingredients to melt together on the inside.

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Remove from the heat, cut into pieces, sprinkle with parsley for a bit of color and serve hot!

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  1. Haha – love the name of the cheese company (and WI cheese!!!). I’m always looking for new weekend lunch ideas – why they are so hard to come up with, I’ll never know. These quesadillas do look perfect for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.


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