For vegans, avocado is LIFE.
But in my pre-vegan days, I never looked twice at an avocado. I certainly wouldn’t have thought about spreading it on a tortilla.
You have to understand that my catalog of Mexican food at the time didn’t extend beyond chalupas from Taco Bell. And when you grow up thinking that a talking chihuahua will give you an accurate representation of food, your viewpoint is obviously skewed.
Thankfully, I was turned on to the glory that is homemade avocado quesadillas.
Yo quiero avocado quesadillas please…
From the moment that I tasted that first tortilla, smeared with guacamole and topped with juicy tomatoes and fire jalapeños, I was hooked. My next trip to the store, I loaded up on all the fixin’s.
I learned that day that eating healthy doesn’t have to be extravagant. I also got a crash course on how to pick out an avocado.
And when you get home only to realize that half your stock has gone brown, you curse the grocery store gods in a fiery rage. Or you just throw them away in defeat, whichever.
Now, I still enjoy the easiness of avocados on tortillas, or as we vegans like to call it: avocado quesadillas. Original, I know.
Avocado quesadillas are the gateway to vegan food
When I started eating avocado quesadillas, I wasn’t even vegetarian yet. It never even crossed my mind that I was enjoying a meatless meal.
Which is why I believe that avocado quesadillas are the gateway to easy vegan food.
All you need are tortillas, tomatoes, and good judgement when picking out avocados. Oh, and for the spice enthusiast, you want a jalapeño that pops.
One of the reasons I love avocado quesadillas is because they are easy to pack for on-the-go trips; with the addition of the lime you maintain that green color so you don’t end up with a rancid lunch.
And with preparation being a snap, this is the perfect meal to make for your kids lunches too, given that they are avocado enthusiasts.
However, a little cheese always helps, which is why I topped these quesadillas with this deliciously easy nacho cheese sauce.
Truly, avocado quesadillas are the no-brainer decision that will save your day. So what are you waiting for?
Allergy-Info & Substitutions
- These avocado quesadillas are 100% vegan, meaning they are meat-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. They are also naturally nut-free and soy-free.
- Make them gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas.
- Add extra toppings to have a real fiesta, like salsa, sliced sweet potatoes, and this amazing vegan nacho cheese sauce.
- Want them to be a little “meatier”? Serve these quesadillas with this easy vegan taco meat by clicking here.
- To learn more about packing vegan lunches kids LOVE, visit this post by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy these amazing avocado quesadillas! Make sure to share your creation with me on Instagram by tagging me @bohemian.vegan.kitchen + using the hashtag #bohemianvegankitchen.
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This lunch is so easy, it will have you saying “Yo quiero avocado quesadillas” faster than a talking chihuahua! A snap to pull together, plus totally customizable, you can have this lunch ready to go in only a few short minutes. Perfect for weekday lunches or a lazy dinner.
Easy Avocado Quesadillas
- In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Squeeze lime juice into bowl (I've always done this by first inserting a fork into the sliced lime, then squeezing the lime while turning it clockwise around fork). Add cumin powder, and pink salt and pepper to your tastes. Next, slice tomatoes.
- To assemble, spread avocado mixture onto tortillas (I personally like to warm my tortillas in the oven for a few minutes before assembling). Top with tomato slices and jalapenos (if using), fold over. Slice in half or quarters.
- You can also top these with the vegan nacho cheese sauce, which you can find by clicking here. Sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro, if using. Serve immediately, OR double the recipe and divide these into meal prep containers for to-go lunches.
Thank you for taking the time to invest in your health and happiness!