Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spicy Avocado and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Sweet caramelized onion, is paired with creamy avocado, spicy salsa and cheese, in crisp flour tortillas.

The kids have been at camp with my parents, for the last few days. It has been a wonderful break and has given me the time to tackle things that I've been putting off. Like working on blog posts for the next few weeks, cooking dishes that I wanted to make but knew the kids wouldn't like and tackling emails that have been piling up all month. I often feel guilty, if I have to be on the computer for an extended amount of time. I mean, some computer time is expected I am a blogger after all, but scheduling posts, editing photos, writing recipes takes longer than you would think. So I try not to do it too much, while the kiddos are around. Even though I've been enjoying the break, I miss the kids terribly.

I took this opportunity to make something the kids would never think of eating. Though they like grilled cheese, they still haven't gotten a taste for quesadillas. I've really been on a caramelized onion kick lately, so I wanted to try making my quesadillas with them. I had some perfectly ripe avocado, so I threw that in too. The result was a slightly sweet, spicy and creamy quesadilla. They were awesome. My tummy is grumbling just thinking about them, as I type up this post.

Spicy Avocado and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs olive oil
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 avocado, thinly sliced
medium salsa
1/2 C Colby Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas

In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium low heat. Add in the onions and toss to coat with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden brown. Add in the balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with brown sugar and toss to coat. Remove from heat.

In a clean skillet, over medium heat place 1 flour tortilla. Sprinkle with a pinch of cheese, and spread with a thin layer of salsa. Add 1/3 of the caramelized onion and a few slices of avocado. Sprinkle with a second generous pinch of cheese and top with a second flour tortilla. Cook for 2 minutes, or until tortilla starts to brown. Carefully flip and cook on the second side for 3 minutes; until tortilla starts to turn golden brown. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining 4 tortillas.

Let cool for 5 minutes, before cutting.


Nettie Moore said...

This is right up my alley Loo Hoo! Makes me miss my favorite Mexican dives in LA! Have to try your recipe! Nettie

Patricia said...

Exactly my kind of meal!! LOVE!

Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough said...

One, no two... no wait three of my favorite things! Quesadilla, avocado and caramelized onion! Yum!

Susie www.simplysated.com said...

Yes!! I agree with Kecia...three of my favorite things. I love your photos, too.

Cindy Jamieson said...

Thanks so much everyone. I hope you enjoy them, if you give them a try!

OneTIPsy Chick said...

This looks so delicious! My mouth is watering!!!

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

Creamy, spicy, slightly sweet. Mouthwatering combo. YUM!

Debi @ Life Currents said...

Did you make this just for me? Well, thanks! Because it's like all of my favorites right there wrapped in a tortilla! Yum!