Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla 

7 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 4 Comments

Ever since The Toddler started solids, I’ve kept avocados in stock. One of his favorites was Banana Blueberry “Pudding.” We don’t make it much anymore because now he just eats avocados cubed and loves it! I, on the other hand, am still learning to love them. I’ve never been a guacamole fan, and large chunks of avocado kind of gross me out.

That being said, I have enjoyed them in things like wraps and on things like chili. Now that I’ve eaten them for some time, I appreciate the creamy texture and mild taste.

A couple of days ago I was cutting one up for The Toddler and had an urge to eat some myself. I remembered the ham in the fridge, and the combo just made sense in my head.

My intuition was right. The combination of salty ham with creamy avocado is yummy and adding just a bit of cheese made it oh-so-indulgent.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla 

I only made a single serving but I’m seriously considering quadrupling this recipe and serving it as a quick mid-week meal for the family, paired with raw carrots and fresh pepper strips on the side. It may work!

Here’s what I did….

  • 2 small low-carb whole wheat tortillas (I love Trader Joe’s)
  • 25g of avocado (It’s 1/8 of a whole)
  • 1 oz thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
  • 1 oz shredded cheese (I’ve used mozzarella and Colby Jack, both yummy!)

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Smear the avocado on one of the tortillas. I find it’s easiest to use the back of a spoon for this.

Place the tortilla avocado side up in the skillet.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla  - Step 1

Top the avocado with the ham and then the cheese.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla  - Step 2

Place the other tortilla on top and press down with your hands or a spatula.

After about a minute, slide the spatula underneath, place your hand on top and flip.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla  - Step 3

Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Remove from the skillet and cut. This is best with a pizza cutter, if you have one.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla  - Step 4

At first I thought I needed to dip it something but then I took a bite.

Simple Ham Avocado Quesadilla  - Step 5

It may be simple but those 3 ingredients make a tasty bite!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
280 16g 16g old: 6 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 6g 24g 21g

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    February 19, 2013

    Looks yummy!!! I love simple foods especially when the week gets busy, it's a nice healthy alternative. Thanks for sharing :) Reply

    Jan Norton

    February 20, 2013

    Looks wonderful! How do you keep remaining avocado fresh? Too bad they haven't come up with a 1 serving sized avocado. Thanks for all your great recipes! New ideas are always appreciated - keeps me out of the "rut" Reply


    February 20, 2013

    Jan I have a very high tech technique of placing the avocado in a ziplock bag and sucking the air out. I'm kidding, of course, but it works! I talk about it in this post and show pictures.. Hope that helps! -Roni Reply


    February 20, 2013

    A little lemon juice around the edges will help keep it fresh (and not brown!) as well. Reply