An avocado 2 times a week, keep the doctors away. “An apple a day” quote is so 1923 (Read: So yesterday)
You know there are certain times when you are just too lazy to fix a whole meal. Okay fine, I meant me. It usually happens when I have to fix lunch for myself. I don’t mind cooking for the whole family but when it comes to cooking for one, I prefer something easy. The possibility of me cooking a proper, sit down meal when I am eating alone is almost zilch. The satisfaction that I get when I am cooking for myself just can’t match up with the satisfaction of cooking for the family.
Things that I prefer to prepare when I have to eat alone.
- Instant noodles
- Instant noodles
- Stir fry chicken breasts with veg
- Hummus + tortillas
- Instant noodles
Yes, instant noodles came up at the start, middle and end of the list. I know it is unhealthy and all, but when you are very hungry and you find a bright colored packaging that says “Ready in 2 minutes” can you really hold yourself responsible for having it? Blame the over-hyped 2 minutes. It actually takes 5.
So I was home alone today and I wasn’t in the mood for anything heavy (Read: Time consuming). I took a glance of the things that I had in the fridge and after staring in the fridge for a good 90 seconds, I grabbed an avocado, buttons mushrooms, cheese and onion. I also had tortillas, so quesadillas it was. Quesadillas are my favorite go-to lazy lunch for one. I would usually stuff my quesadillas with tomatoes, cheese, peppers and mushroom. For a non-vegetarian version, I would add some turkey bacon or slices of rotisserie chicken. Today I filled my quesadillas with caramelized onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, avocado and cheese. I think these quesadillas are special. ♥
The recipe is very adaptable too. You can add kale, spinach or whatever else that you prefer. I like to use shredded monterey jack cheese too whenever it is available.
These Caramelized onions, mushroom and avocado quesadillas taste really fresh. These are also healthy and best of all, they are a cinch to make. Caramelized onions with creamy avocado make delicious quesadillas on their own, but I also added tomato and mushroom for added nutrients and cheese so that it all comes together. You can make these for tea when you have guests over. They are gonna be all impressed with these flavorful babies. Best of all, these are vegetarian!
Me a vegetarian? Bring it on! I just need someone to prepare these for me daily.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 yellow onions, halved and sliced
- 1 avocado - pitted, peeled, and sliced
- ½ cup cheese – I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella
- 2 large flour tortillas
- 2 tbsp bbq sauce (optional)
- 1 garlic – minced
- 8 fresh button mushroom – sliced
- 6 cherry tomatoes - halved
- Salt and black pepper to season
- Add the oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Season with black pepper and remove the onions from the pan and place them in a bowl.
- In the same pan, add the chopped garlic and add the mushrooms. Cook until wilted. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Place the avocado in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Lay the tortilla flat on a plate. If you are using the bbq sauce, spread 1 tbsp of bbq sauce on each tortilla. Evenly sprinkle with ¼ cup of cheese. Top with the caramelized onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and finally the avocado. Fold into half.
- In a frying pan, place the tortillas and heat each side for about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tortilla is browned and crispy.
- Cut into halves and serve hot.