Quesadillas with Avocado, Goat Cheese, and Papaya Salsa

corn tortillas, sliced avocado, and chili peppers
Prep Time: 
35 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 4


Papaya Salsa

  • 1 ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño chili pepper, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 14 cup chopped cilantro
  • 18 cup minced red onion
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 12 tsp salt
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 12 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 thinly sliced avocado


  1. Make papaya salsa: gently combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat a griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat. Brush both sides of 1 of the tortillas with a small amount of oil. Place tortilla in pan.
  3. Cook tortilla until underside starts to turn golden brown with spots. Add 14 of the goat cheese, 14 of the avocado slices, and 14 of the salsa to center of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half over filling. Carefully flip folded and stuffed tortilla over and cook other side until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Repeat process with remaining tortillas, goat cheese, avocado, and salsa to make remaining 3 quesadillas.
  5. Cut each quesadilla into 3 triangles. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Info: 
256 Calories, 7 g Protein, 10 mg Cholesterol, 32 g Carbohydrates, 12 g Total sugars (3 g Added sugars), 7 g Fiber, 13 g Total fat (5 g sat), 418 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin C, ★★ Vitamin B6, Folate, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium


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