Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}

This mini quesadilla recipe will make snack time fun (and healthy!) Stuffed with hummus and avocado, they’re a breeze to make! Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you.

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This mini quesadilla recipe is perfect for after school snacking. Because, really, 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.

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(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 to 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 this mini quesadilla recipe kept sneaking into my mind.

Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}...66 calories and 2 Weight Watchers PP

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 and Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}...66 calories and 2 Weight Watchers PP

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 and Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}...66 calories and 2 Weight Watchers PP

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 this mini quesadilla recipe 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 | cookincanuck.com #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}
 
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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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mini quesadilla Calories: 66.2 cal Fat: Total Fat 3.6g / Saturated Fat 1.2g

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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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

they seem so delicious, I’ll absolutely try them. the only thing I’m worried about is the serving size, only 1 mini quesadilla? it won’t be enough even for a snack

Hi there, Ana, I listed the serving size as one so that you can easily calculate the amount of calories, etc. for two, three, four or however many you end up eating. And I agree – it’s impossible to have just one. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!