Avocado Quesadillas and a Fresh Balsamic Lamb’s Lettuce Salad

I really, really like quesadillas.. you know.. those flour tortillas with cheese (and a whole lot of other things, if you want) between them. I like the simplicity of the dish and I really like how easy it is to make them. This time, I had an avocado left that I wanted to use, so I made a quesadilla with an avocado spread and some old cheese. To be totally honest.. I did not know if this combo was any good, but I loved it, so I decided to quickly take a few pictures so that I could share the recipe with you all. I really had to take the pictures QUICKLY, because it had already started getting dark, oops. So sorry for the crappy quality of the pictures!



THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED (yields two dinner-size servings)
for the quesadillas
– 4 flour tortillas (I used multigrain tortillas)
– 1 avocado
– 1/2 a garlic clove (crushed)
– 1/4 red onion (finely cut)
– pinch of pepper
– fully mature cheese, slices (bought at a specialist store, or cheesemonger, preferably)

for the salad
– 100 gr  lamb’s lettuce
– 2 tomatoes (parts)
– 1 avocado (dices)
– 1/4 red onion (finely cut)
– balsamic vinegar
– pinch of sea salt
– pinch of pepper

– skillet (bigger than flour tortillas)
– salad bowl
– small bowl

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1. Mash one avocado in a small bowl.

2. Add crushed garlic and finely cut red onion.

3. Divide the mashed avocado mixture among two flour tortillas.

4. Add sliced cheese and put the other flour tortillas on top, making two ‘tortilla sandwiches’.

5. Heat the skillet (really hot!) and put the quesadillas in the skillet (without oil or butter) one by one and turn them once they start to get brown.

6. Meanwhile, put the lamb’s lettuce in the salad bowl and add the tomatoes, avocado and red onion.

7. Season with sea salt and pepper, and add some balsamic vinegar to taste.

8. Cut the quesadillas in quarters and serve with salad.




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