Guacamole Quesadilla

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Are you looking for an easy quesadilla recipe that is loaded with creamy guacamole? Then check out this recipe for guacamole quesadillas! These tasty quesadillas are loaded with a homemade guacamole that is made from creamy avocado, zesty red onions, tomatoes, garlic, and lime. 

This recipe calls for gluten free tortillas to make gluten free quesadillas. If you do not have a gluten intolerance, you can also make this recipe using regular tortillas. No other substitutions are needed!

Two guacamole quesadillas cut into thirds.

How to make guacamole quesadillas

How do you make a guacamole quesadilla? Guacamole quesadillas are really quite easy to make! Here is how to make a guacamole quesadilla. 

  • Chop the vegetables for the guacamole. The first step in making a guacamole quesadilla is making the guacamole! Before you can combine all of the ingredients for the guacamole, you need to dice the veggies into small pieces. The onions, garlic, and tomatoes will all need to be diced. 
  • Mix the guacamole. After the veggies are diced, it is time to mix the ingredients for the guacamole. Mash the avocado in a medium sized bowl then add the veggies, lime juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl to make the guacamole.
  • Assemble the quesadilla. After the guacamole is made, it is time to assemble the quesadilla. The guacamole should not be added to the quesadilla until after it is done cooking, so all you have to do here is throw some cheese on a tortilla then fold the tortilla in half.
  • Cook the quesadilla. Next it is time to heat up a skillet and add some vegetable oil. The quesadilla should be cooked over medium heat until the bottom becomes golden brown. After that, it is time to flip the quesadilla over and cook the other side. By the time the second side browns, the cheese inside the quesadilla should be melted.
  • Stuff the quesadilla with guacamole. All that is left to do after the quesadilla is done cooking is to open it up and stuff it with guacamole. You should sprinkle a little salt on the outside of the quesadilla before serving. 

What is in homemade guacamole?

What is in homemade guacamole? Here are all the ingredients you need to make homemade guacamole. 

  • Avocados. Avocados are the main ingredient that is used to make guacamole. The avocados should be mashed with a fork before they are combined with the rest of the ingredients for the guacamole. 
  • Red onions. Red onions are used to add a fresh, zesty flavor to homemade guacamole. We recommend using red onions rather than white onions because raw red onions have a milder flavor than raw white onions.
  • Tomatoes. Some tomatoes are also added to homemade guacamole. The tomatoes contribute a little extra sweetness and a little extra acidity to contrast the creaminess of the avocado. 
  • Garlic. Some garlic is added to homemade guacamole to give it a bit of a bite. The garlic should be mined into very fine pieces before it is added to the guacamole since the garlic is not cooked. No one wants a mouthful of raw garlic!
  • Lime juice. Lime juice is used to add some more acidity to the guacamole. The acidity of the lime juice cuts through the creaminess of the avocado and brightens up the flavor of the guacamole. 
  • Salt & pepper. Finally, some salt and pepper are added to finish off the homemade guacamole. 

A bowl of homemade guacamole with avocados, tomatoes, red onions, and garlic in it.

Troubleshooting quesadillas

  • The tortilla breaks when it is folded. Do your tortillas keep breaking when you fold them over? Try microwaving the stack of tortillas for 15 – 20 seconds before assembling the tortillas. Warm tortillas are less likely to break when they are folded. If the tortillas feel dry, you can add a damp paper towel to the microwave when you heat them to rehydrate them.
  • The tortillas break even when they are heated & hydrated. Are you tortillas still breaking even after they are reheated? You may be better off using a different brand of tortillas. We use Toufayan gluten free tortillas and they are the most flexible gluten free tortillas we have found.
  • The tortilla doesn’t crisp up when cooked. Are your tortillas not crisping up when you cook them? Try raising the heat a little. The warmer your pan is when you cook your tortillas, the more likely the tortillas are to crisp up.
  • The cheese doesn’t melt before the tortilla browns. Are your tortillas browning before your cheese has the time to melt? Try cooking the tortillas over lower heat. This will give the cheese longer to melt before the exterior of the tortilla is fully cooked.

What is the best gluten free tortilla brand?

Are you looking for a brand that makes gluten free tortillas that will not break when you fold them? We use Toufayan gluten free tortillas when we are making any dish that requires a large tortilla. No other brand we have tried compared to Toufayan when it comes to flexibility and durability.

Guacamole quesadilla

These creamy guacamole quesadillas are absolutely perfect for all you avocado lovers out there! These tasty vegetarian friendly quesadillas are stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese and an easy homemade guacamole recipe that is made with avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and lime juice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: egg free, gluten free, nut free, vegetarian
Servings: 4 quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 4 gluten free tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • vegetable oil
  • salt

Guacamole

  • 2 small avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Dice the tomato and onion into small pieces. Mince the garlic into very small pieces.
  • Mash the avocado in a medium sized bowl and combine all the ingredients to make the homemade guacamole.
  • Add the cheese to one half of the tortilla then fold the other half of the tortilla over the cheese.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add vegetable oil. Add the quesadillas to the skillet then cook the quesadillas for 2 - 5 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. Flip the quesadillas and cook the other side until the bottoms are golden brown.
  • Let the quesadilla cool for a few minutes until they are easy to handle. Open the quesadillas up and stuff them with guacamole. Salt the outsides of the quesadillas.

Notes

Quesadilla toppings. These quesadillas are loaded with rich, creamy ingredients like cheese and avocado. That means that they taste even better dipped in an acidic sauce sauce like a tomato-based salsa or vinegar-based hot sauce. 
Folding brittle tortillas. Are your tortillas breaking when you fold them in half? Try heating your stack of tortillas in the microwave for 15 - 20 seconds alongside a damp paper towel before you assemble your quesadillas. Tortillas that are warm and well hydrated tend to fold better. 

Substitutions for guacamole quesadillas

  • Gluten free tortillas. This recipe calls for gluten free tortillas so that the quesadillas will be gluten free. If you do not have a gluten intolerance, you can also use a regular tortilla.
  • Red onion. If you cannot find red onions then you can use white onion to make the homemade guacamole. Raw white onions have a stronger flavor than raw red onions, so we recommend using a little less onion if you plan to use white onions. 
  • Shard cheddar cheese. Do you want to make your quesadillas vegan and dairy free? All you need to do to make these quesadillas vegan and dairy free is replace the cheddar cheese with your favorite vegan cheese shreds!

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