Super Simple Quesadillas

By Friday, June 7, 2013

I’ve always been pretty independent. For the most part, I don’t mind doing things on my own, and I really enjoy my alone time. It’s when I am most productive and relaxed.


This is a good thing, especially since My Other Half travels so much. I am often home without him and that means I have to cook for one – which totally sucks. I am not sure how I did it through university, quite frankly. I hate leftovers, and even when I cut a recipe in half, it’s still too much. For some reason I’m not as motivated to take the time and make a nice meal for myself as I am for others.

So, more often than not, I resort to something like perogies. Or a homemade pizza. But a few weeks ago, I decided to branch out a bit and try some simple quesadillas.

Apparently it’s Mexican week!

At Feleena’s, the restaurant where I worked for four years, their quesadillas were pretty simple – meat and cheese between a flour tortilla and topped with one of their three delicious sauces (cilantro cream, chipotle or tomatillo verde). I basically followed the same principle, with a couple twists.

This is an easy, I’m-too-lazy-to-actually-cook recipe for one. Or as a quick appetizer for a football party!

Super Simple Quesadillas


  • 1 large flour tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno rings
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Sour cream, for dipping


  1. Heat frying pan and place, one-by-one, flour tortillas in the bottom. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Once starting to melt, top with jalapenos and then avocado slices. Fold in half and fry until the tortilla is golden brown. Repeat with the second tortilla. Drizzle with your favourite hot sauce and sour cream on the side.

Dave's Famous Chicken Wing Sauce

I should also take the time to introduce our favourite hot sauce, straight from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia – Dave’s Famous Chicken Wing Sauce! My Other Half grew up with this stuff (although I had never heard of it) and he recently brought a gallon of it. We just can’t get enough!

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