Avocado Pesto Quesadillas

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


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


  • 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


  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.



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