I’m always looking for creative ways to jazz up my meal-time staples. I love avocados. They are a delicious healthy fat and are a really good source of fiber, so they are great for helping to stabilize blood sugar & promote satiety at meal time. Sometimes I get bored of eating plain mashed or sliced avocado, so I decided on Saturday afternoon to experiment with an AIP Avocado Quesadilla. Let me tell you… I was freaking out at how tasty this thing was!
I haven’t had anything that tasted like a quesadilla since my pre-AIP college days when I would gorge myself on all the free chips and salsa at our local Mexican restaurant. The mashed avocado helps to hold the quesadilla together while giving it that fatty, unctuous, creaminess that’s traditional in this cheesy-classic with a crispy, crunchy shell.
This recipe would make a great appetizer, after-school snack, or side-side to serve with this AIP Chicken Chili!
- Taco Spiced Ground Beef
- Shredded Chicken
- Pulled Pork
- White Fish or Shrimp
Avocado Quesadilla (AIP/ Paleo/ Whole30)
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
The juice of half a lime
1 TBS chopped cilantro
1 tsp salt
In a small bowl, mash together the avocado, lime juice, cilantro and salt. If adding in a protein, mix that together with the avocado. Spread the mixture between the two tortillas and heat the coconut or avocado oil in a skillet to medium heat. Once hot, carefully place the quesadilla in the pan and fry for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool and then eat alone or serve with AIP Chicken Chili!