Avocado Pesto Quesadillas

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This avocado pesto takes these quesadillas to the next level and makes them a delicious quick and easy dinner!

Avocado Pesto Quesadillas - These delicious quesadillas are full of flavor and make for a great quick and easy vegetarian dinner recipe!  30 Minute Dinner/Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Easy Dinner

Just like that it’s July and it’s almost my baby’s first birthday!  I’m so not ready, but I guess it has to happen sooner or later, but later would be nice :)  It also happens to be the first Thursday of the month with means 30 Minute Thursday!  Make sure to check out the other delicious 30 minute dinner recipes from some awesome bloggers at the bottom of the post!

We eat a lot of quesadillas in this house, but most of them are just tortillas and cheese and usually account for second dinner :)   But this avocado pesto just took quesadillas to the next level.

Avocado Pesto Quesadillas - These delicious quesadillas are full of flavor and make for a great quick and easy vegetarian dinner recipe!  30 Minute Dinner/Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Easy Dinner

Guys, this pesto is SO good!!  Like, eat it out of the food processor with a spoon good.  It’s also a great seasonal way to kick up your quesadilla game.  And, they’re so easy to make which is a must these days.

Avocado Pesto Quesadillas - These delicious quesadillas are full of flavor and make for a great quick and easy vegetarian dinner recipe!  30 Minute Dinner/Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Easy Dinner

You just need about 20 minutes and you’ve got a dinner that will satisfy pretty much anyone.  This is the perfect summer meal to me, there’s basil, tomatoes, one pan and only about 25 minutes.

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Avocado Pesto Quesadillas


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Gluten Free, 30 Minutes

Description

You won’t be able to stop eating these delicious and seasonal quesadillas!


Ingredients

  • Large tortillas, gluten free or regular
  • Shredded cheese, I used mozzarella
  • Sliced tomatoes, optional

Avocado Pesto:

  • 1 large avocado, pitted and scooped out
  • 1 handful basil leaves, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add all the pesto ingredients to a food processor and blend until creamy.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray, if not non-stick.  Spread half a tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons pesto and then top with sliced tomato (optional) and a handful of shredded cheese.
  3. Cook quesadilla for 2-3 minutes on each side, until tortilla is browned and cheese is melted.  Repeat with each additional quesadilla.

 

Notes

I left the ingredient amount open because you can make as few or as many as you would like.

*Not all recipes are vegetarian but some can be easily adapted

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Comments

  1. says

    Avocados can do no wrong where I’m concerned and using it in pesto sounds like a great idea! This quesadillas look amazing Izzy!

  2. says

    I love quesadillas too! They’re one of my go-to easy dinners, but I’ve never made them with avocado pesto before… will definitely need to try this! And wow, I can’t believe your baby is about to be a year old already!

  3. says

    I was just thinking that quesadillas would be a good, easy dinner for next week’s menu, and now you’ve shared these! Adding pesto to a quesadilla is such a smart idea, especially when it’s avocado pesto! These are going on my meal plan. :)

  4. says

    My kiddos are obsessed with anything with tortillas right now so these yummy quesadillas would be a hit for breakfast, lunch and dinner here! Love the avocado pesto !

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