This is my favorite vegetarian quesadilla! The egg provides protein for staying power and the avocado adds so much creaminess! You could probably even skip cheese if you wanted…but I don’t wanna.
I was quite proud of this little concoction that I threw together at lunch today and wanted to share. I come home for lunch most days because I live so close to the office, and I prefer making healthy meals at home (which also saves money) and I get to see pup. 🙂
My lunch meals are always quick because I am under a time constraint, so I often just throw together a big salad with an egg on top, or eat leftovers from the night before. I was craving something warm and satisfying and this totally fit the bill.
Egg, Avocado & Spinach Vegetarian Quesadilla
- 1 large tortilla (I used a brown rice one)
- 2 cups well-chopped spinach
- 1 egg, scrambled
- 1/2 avocado, sliced thinly
- cheese (optional)
- hot sauce (optional)
Place the tortilla in a pan over medium heat. These are the gluten-free ones I love. They’re in the freezer section at Whole Foods.
Spread the spinach on top; it’s ok if it looks like a lot. The heat will wilt it. Place your scrambled egg on one half of the tortilla. (I did a 60 second scramble in a small pan while my larger pan for the tortilla was heating up.) Place your avocado slices on the other side.
Add your cheese next, if using. Honestly, I could have done without the cheese. The avocado added so much creaminess that it wasn’t necessary. I used goat cheese, but any of your favorite cheeses will work! (Do you like how I assume you have multiple favorite cheeses?)
Gently fold in half and let cook a 1-2 minutes longer to fully melt the cheese.
Cut into triangles and serve with hot sauce.
It’s a bit messy but oh so tasty.
A begging boxer is an excellent dining companion. 😉
What are your favorite cheeses? If you only have one…well, I’m just confused inside. 😉 Before I figured out I can’t have cow’s milk, I loved brie and a good sharp cheddar. I’ve been experimenting with a few different goat and sheep’s cheese and have yet to find one I don’t like!