Category Archives: Avocado

Recipe – Mexican Vegetable Cheese Quesadillas

Recipe – Mexican Vegetable Cheese Quesadillas

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Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 24 small triangle slices of quesadillas

Ingredients

For the Tortilla:

  • Plain flour or all-purpose flour: 2 Cups
  • Water: 1 Cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Oil: 1 Teaspoon

For the Stuffing:

  • Mixed vegetables(carrot, beans, peas, sweet corn): 1 Cup
  • Bell pepper or Jalapeno: 2, finely chopped
  • Garlic: 3-4 cloves
  • Avocado: 1 large, ripe
  • Olive Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt: to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese: 1/2 cup
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese: 1/2 cup

For the quesadilla:

  • Oil / butter to roast

Method

For the Tortilla

  • Knead the flour using water to a soft dough.
  • Add oil and knead again.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 7-inch diameter circle.
  • Heat a flat non-sticky pan and place the circle on the tawa
  • Flip it after 30 seconds
  • Cook both sides until both sides are evenly cooked with golden brown spots (not black).
  • Keep them on a kitchen towel and let it cool for sometime.

For the Stuffing:

  • Blend the avocado pulp with garlic cloves, salt and little water to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, saute the vegetables till cooked. Add salt and black pepper powder and mix well. turn off the heat. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool a bit.

For the Quesadillas:

  • Take one tortilla on a flat surface. Spread little avocado paste all over one side. Add some of the sauted vegetables in half of the tortilla. Spread some mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of the vegetables. Fold the other half and press it so both sides stick together.
  • Likewise fold all the 8 tortillas.
  • Heat a flat non-sticky pan. Spread some oil or butter.
  • Once the pan is heat, add the folded tortillas on it. Place as many as possible.
  • Add more oil/butter on top. After 1 minute, flip it slowly and add ¼ teaspoon butter and press again.
  • Roast both sides until crispy and golden brown.
  • Cut each half circle into 3 equal triangles.
  • Serve with ketchup.

Recipe – Green Gram Sprouts and Avocado Salad

moong salad

 

Prep Time: 12 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Green Grams: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Avocado: 1, ripe
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green chili: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Carrot: 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Cucumber: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Salt: 1 ½ Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Chat Masala: 1 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves: chopped, 1 tablespoon

Method

For the sprouts:

  • Take 1 cup of green grams in a bowl. Wash them thoroughly 3 to 4 times in fresh water.
  • Soak in water and leave them soaked for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the grams.
  • Transfer the grams on to a muslin cloth and tie the cloth.
  • Keep the cloth in a container at room temperature and cover with lid.
  • The sprouts start coming within 5 to 6 hours. If you want longer sprouts, keep for a longer time.

For the salad:

  • Boil the Sprouts in pressure cooker only for 1 whistle or boil in a pan till 80% cooked. It should not be over-cooked.
  • Transfer the sprouts in a big bowl. Add chopped avocado, onions, tomato, green chili, carrot, cucumber, salt, black pepper powder, chat masala, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • Boiling the sprouts is optional. If you like it crunchy, do not boil the sprouts.

Recipe – Avocado Salad

avocado salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Avocado: 2
  • Onion: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tomato: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 1/2 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Extra virgin Olive oil: 1 teaspoon

Method

  • Divide the avocado into 2 halves. Take out the seed. Cut into ½ inch thick slices then scoop out all the pieces using a spoon or knife.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  • You may add grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese while serving.
  • You may add your favorite salad dressing: ranch, mustard etc.

Recipe: Avocado Sandwich

avocado sandwich

 

Prep Time: 5-6 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Bread Slices: 6 pieces
  • Avocado: 1 large
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro: 1/2 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder (kali mirch): 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Green chili / Jalapeno: 1/4 Teaspoon, chopped (optional)
  • Olive oil: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Lime juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Butter: As required to toast the sandwich

Method:

  • Divide the avocado into 2 halves. Take out the seed. Scoop out all the pulp using a spoon.
  • In a bowl, add the pulp and using a fork mash it to smooth paste.
  • Add coriander leaves, salt, black pepper powder, green chili, olive oil, lime juice and mix it well.
  • Take 1 slice of the bread and spread 1/3rd of the mix evenly on one side of the slice. cover it with another slice of bread.
  • You can serve it like this or can roast / grill both sides using butter in a Tawa or sandwich maker or grill until both sides are light brown and crispy.
  • Serve with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Cook’s Note:

  • You may use whole wheat bread or multigrain bread instead of plain white bread.
  • Green chutney Recipe