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GRILLED CALIFORNIA AVOCADO QUESADILLA
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Author: Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill in Los Angeles, CA
Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission
Roasted poblanos, a rich blend of cheeses and Fresh California Avocado create unforgettable quesadillas.
poblano chiles, roasted
Manchego cheese, shredded finely
Panela cheese, crumbled
Cotija cheese, shredded finely or grated
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled and sliced about 3/8-inch thick
fresh lime or lemon juice
Salt, to taste
(10-inch) flour tortillas
- Peel chiles, remove stem, seed and tough membranes. Slice thinly.
- Mix cheeses together with black pepper and set aside.
- Brush each slice of California Avocado on both sides with juice and oil; lightly sprinkle with salt.
- Grill, turning once, until lightly browned with grill marks; reserve.
- Lay tortillas on a clean work surface. Divide cheese among the tortillas, placing just on one half of each tortilla.
- On top of cheese evenly distribute the poblano strips and grilled avocado slices.
- Drizzle each quesadilla with 1 Tbsp. salsa, if desired.
- Melt butter in a large frying pan. Brown quesadilla on both sides over medium heat.
- Cover pan for a minute or so to finish melting cheese.
- Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces. Serve 2 pieces per serving with remaining salsa on the side.
Yield: 4 quesadillas, 1/2 quesadilla per serving.
Grilled California Avocado Quesadillas also make a delicious entrée. Simply increase serving size to 1 or 2 quesadillas per person.
Serve with fresh squeezed orange juice or a light beer.
To roast the chiles hold them over an open flame or roast at 425 degrees F in the oven until the skin is blistered on all sides. Immediately place in a paper bag, roll the top down and allow chiles to steam for a few minutes. Then, when cool enough to handle, peel off the outer skin.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.
Nutrition information per serving
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 310; Total Fat 18 g (Sat 6 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 6 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 680 mg; Potassium 326 mg; Total Carbohydrates 26 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 11 g; Vitamin A 1069 IU; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 123 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 60 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 15%; Iron 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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