May 14

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}


Make snack time fun (and healthy!) with this Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla recipe. They’re a breeze to make! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you.
Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | #snack #vegetarian

Nothing happens until the afternoon snack is consumed. There is no homework, no room cleaning, no playtime…nothing. This is not by my design, but rather on adamant insistence of my two boys (M and T). If it’s not one or two things from 50 Healthy Snacks…100 Calories or Less, then it’s popcorn for T and cereal for M. The popcorn, of course, always requires a quality control check by me. It’s a mother’s duty, after all.

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | #snack #vegetarian
(See it on Amazon: Nesting Round Cookie Cutter Set and Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortillas and Ground Cumin)

Now that we’re in California avocado season (happy dance!), it’s high time that we start whipping up some simple snacks using the creamy fruit. M and T would love dive into half an avocado with nothing but a spoon each and every day, but dear old Mum thought it was time to shake things up a bit. Of course, guacamole or avocado toast are always great options, but mini quesadillas kept sneaking into my mind.

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | #snack #vegetarian

I first made mini quesadillas (with Brie and pear!) for a cocktail party, but starting thinking that their bite-sized appeal made them perfect for snacktime.

Since there is always hummus (see more recipes) in our fridge, it only seemed right to spice it up with a little cumin and fresh cilantro, and spread it on the tortilla rounds.

(See on Amazon: Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortillas and Ground Cumin)

For the rounds, I used a 3 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, but the rim of a glass and a sharp knife would work just as well.

(See on Amazon: Nesting Round Cookie Cutter Set)

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | #snack #vegetarian

Queso fresco is any easy cheese to crumble over the hummus and avocado, but Monterey Jack would work just as well. As long as there’s cheese, life is good!

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack} | #snack #vegetarian

You may need to cook the quesadillas in two batches, depending on the size of your skillet. (I always use my favorite Everyday Pan for jobs like this.)

(See on Amazon: 12-Inch Everyday Pan)

Each quesadilla is only 66 calories and rich with healthy fats, which means that you can dig in without guilt.

The kids loved them for snack time, and now I’m thinking they would be even better when washed down with a Strawberry Tom Collins cocktail or a Kicked-Up Avocado Margarita. We’ll just call that adult snack time.

Other healthy snack ideas:

Healthy Snack Recipes | #snack #healthy
Cookin’ Canuck’s No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites {Low Sugar & Gluten-Free}
Cookin’ Canuck’s Asparagus Hummus for Healthy Snacking
Roxana’s Home Baking’s Healthy Snack Bars
Simple Bites’ Apple Chips & Sun Butter Bites
Sugar-Free Mom’s Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Snack

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Calories 66.2/ Total Fat 3.6g / Saturated Fat 1.2g / Cholesterol 3.7mg / Sodium 113.7mg / Total Carbohydrates 6.8g / Fiber 1.3g / Sugars 0.6g / Protein 2.2g / WW (Old Points) 1 / WW (Points+) 2
Serves: Serves 12
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp minced cilantro
  • ½ California avocado, cut into 12 slices
  • 1 ½ oz. crumbled queso fresco
  1. Using a 2½-inch circle cookie cutter (or a glass with a 3½-inch circumference and a small knife), cut 3 circles from each tortilla.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the hummus, cumin and cilantro.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon of the hummus mixture on each tortilla circle. Divide the avocado slices and queso fresco evenly between the quesadillas, arranging them on one half of the tortilla circles.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place several quesadillas in the pan and cook until the tortillas are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. Serve.
From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck |
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mini quesadilla Calories: 66.2 cal Fat: Total Fat 3.6g / Saturated Fat 1.2g

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission. All opinions are my own. This post contains links to my Amazon affiliate page. Any revenue made from sales through these links helps to support this blog. Thank you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kelley May 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

You get a triple yes for me on this one! I made something similar with some leftover sautéed veggies and hummus just last week. I love the mini version. These would make a wonderful appetizer to serve at a party!


2 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles May 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

Oh my. Adorable! And so good! I love using whole wheat tortillas for quesadillas. Now I need to try your hummus and avocado combo!


3 Amanda May 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

These are super cute and sound yummy!


4 Traci May 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

You have seriously inspired my lunch. I have everything on hand to make these, no joke!


5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

Love this for a snack or fun appetizer!


6 Mimi @MimiAvocado May 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Your quesadillas remind me of the years when my kids were little. The first cooking they learned to do was quesadillas, guacamole, and avocado toast! Just thinking about it makes me smile!


7 Annalise @ Completely Delicious May 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Love, love it! Going to try this for a simple lunch for me and toddler next week.


8 Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

For a single working person who like to eat well and doesn’t want to spend a lot of time cooking on week nights—-this is SO perfect. In fact I am excited. Great idea.
Thank you.


9 Christine from Cook the Story May 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

These are the perfect snack attack fix!


10 Millie l Add A Little May 25, 2014 at 2:03 am

These are so adorable!! Perfect for a little party!


11 Natasha of May 26, 2014 at 5:48 am

Wow these sound so perfect for a snack and even for breakfast! Pinning this one for sure! :) Have an awesome Memorial Day!


12 Kate May 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Dara, these are such cute little quesadillas! I’ve never made my own tortillas. Fancy! :)


13 ST January 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Has anyone tried these with corn tortillas (so they are gluten free)?


14 Anonymous March 2, 2015 at 11:08 am

How wasteful, what do you do with the rest of the cut out shell? Why not use the whole shell, fold in half and cut them in quarters. Uses the whole shell, no waste, and still “bite sized” if that is what you want. Or just get the small sized shells.

And ST I would totally use corn shells so much better than wheat flour, more flavour and then yes gluten free.


15 Dara March 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

Thank you for your comment. I actually lightly toast the remaining bits of the tortilla, then stick them in the food processor to make bread crumbs. No waste! As for the whole wheat vs. corn tortillas, I actually prefer the ww ones for quesadillas, but feel free to use corn if you prefer.


16 LeAnna March 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I made these tonight using sweet & spicy Black Bean Hummus by Eat Well Embrace Life, fresh sliced avocado, shredded mozzarella and grilled chicken. Super-quick and SO tasty!


17 Liz April 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Yum – thank you Dara. Have a Great Monday.


18 michelle @ pseudopretentious August 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

i’ve had this recipe pinned for quite a while now but have only just made them today. i modified the recipe slightly and they were so amazing that i posted on my blog about them. i included a linked to this page to give credit where it’s due. i came to check for a pingback and i don’t see one, so i wanted to let you know.

they were really nice. thanks bunches!


19 michelle @ pseudopretentious August 2, 2015 at 4:11 am

ooh i see the pingbacks now…


20 runnermom5126 August 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

I kept seeing this pop up on Pinterest, so thought I should give them a try. I wasn’t disappointed! These are great for afternoon snacking.


21 Sandra Ross November 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Made this last night as an appie for a casual Mexican dinner. Everyone loved them. Keep up the amazing work Dara. Love you!


Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

{ 31 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: