Mixed Cheese and Avocado Quesadillas

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Mixed Cheese and Avocado Quesadillas
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 29 min.
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tomatogarlicAvocadoCilantroLime

Ingredients

for
4
For Tomato Salsa
4
ripe tomatoes (rinsed; seeded and finely chopped)
2
scallions (rinsed and finely chopped)
1 clove
garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
For Quesadillas
1
red Chile pepper (rinsed; seeded and finely chopped)
2
ripe Avocados (peeled; pitted and chopped)
½
Red onion (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons
fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon
lemon juice (or lime juice)
2 tablespoons
olive oil (divided)
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
8
Tortillas (8-inch)
1 ¾ cups
mixed, shredded Cheese (such as Manchego, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack)
1
fresh Lime (quartered; for garnish)

Preparation steps

1.
For Tomato Salsa:
2.
Combine chopped tomatoes, onions, and garlic in a small bowl. Add olive oil, lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Toss to incorporate. Set aside.
3.
For Quesadillas:
4.
Preheat oven broiler.
5.
In a mixing bowl, combine chopped chili peppers, avocados, red onion, cilantro, lemon or lime juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, stirring to combine.
6.
Place tortillas on a baking sheet and brush tops with remaining olive oil. Broil tortillas until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle tortillas evenly with cheese and broil until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
7.
Spread avocado mixture evenly over 4 tortillas and top each tortilla with remaining tortillas, cheese side down.
8.
Cut quesadillas into wedges. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve with tomato salsa.