Kick off your day with an Egg & Avocado Breakfast Quesadilla. Lots of protein & filled with flavor, it can also be served as a light dinner.
Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for helping me share this recipe with you.
This amazing egg and avocado breakfast quesadilla holds one of the top spots on my "favorite breakfasts" list. And let me tell you, when it comes to breakfast, I turn into my most cantankerous self if I inadvertently run out of the ingredients for my favorites.
The “favorite breakfast” changes depending on the season, but sticks around for a month or two before I move off to the next idea. When fresh blueberries and raspberries appear in the summertime, I crave nothing but yogurt parfaits. But right now, I have eyes only for avocado toast with egg & tomato, topped up with some hot sauce. Just the thought of it makes me want to hop into the kitchen to make a second batch for lunch!
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This spinach and avocado breakfast quesadilla, complete with a few shakes of my favorite hot sauce, is an ode to my breakfast of the moment. While this recipe is quick and easy enough to pull of on a weekday morning, I’ve decided it’s going to be my family’s weekend brunch tradition as long as California avocados are in season. That means we get to enjoy these quesadillas throughout the spring and summer every year. Racking up extra mum/wife points for that call!
The beauty of quesadillas is that you can switch things up depending on the ingredients you have on idea. Don’t have Cheddar? No problem – try some feta or smoked Gouda instead. Want to go gluten free? Sub corn tortillas for the wheat ones in this recipe. But the one thing I won’t relinquish is the avocado. There’s just something about the creamy texture, paired with the softly scrambled eggs and slightly crispy, golden brown tortillas, that just works.
When we make quesadillas, we set up an assembly line to make everything go as smoothly as possible. Prep everything first – scramble the eggs, grate the cheese, slice the avocado – then assemble each quesadilla once the skillet is hot. We often serve the quesadillas as soon as they come out of the pan, but if you prefer to serve them all at once, keep the finished ones in a warm oven.
Other avocado breakfast recipes:
Sweet Potato Hash with Creamy Avocado Sauce
Quinoa Avocado Breakfast Bowl
Vegan Avocado Toast with Hummus
Healthy Breakfast Burrito with Avocado & Chipotle Yogurt
Egg & Avocado Breakfast Quesadilla
- 4 large eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 6 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
- 4 whole wheat low carb tortillas medium size
- ½ cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
- hot sauce to taste
- ¾ California avocado sliced
- ⅔ cup spinach leaves
- minced parsley optional
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites and water.
- Set a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Cook, scraping the pan occasionally, until the eggs are scrambled and just set. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla in the pan and top half of the tortilla with ¼ each of the cheese, scrambled eggs, hot sauce (several good shakes), California avocado and spinach.
- Fold over the other side of the tortilla to form a half-circle. Press down with a spatula as the cheese melts to seal the quesadilla. When the bottom is golden brown, flip the quesadilla and brown on the other side.
- Remove the quesadilla from the pan, cut into thirds and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve.
- Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese, scrambled eggs, hot sauce, avocado and spinach.
This post was first published on May 22, 2017 and updated on March 18, 2021.
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I just ended a 7 day fast for health putposes and this firt the bill for food choice.
I am enjoying this recipe, which I will admit I tweaked a little.
Added chicken breakfast sausage and topped with Chohula Hot Sauce, AND I used an EggLife wrap because grains are out of my diet for the time being!
I have a photo but no place to upload ☹
a favorite--I have done also with an added piece of smoked salmon I happened to have. I have also used Laughing cow wedge on the tortilla. When I added the salmon I sprinkled eggs with dill and chives, added a very tiny bit of capers and a couple grape tomatoes chopped. Excellent. Have had this a couple days in a row.
Delicious! I added salsa instead of hot sauce and use an Ole Heslthy wheat tortilla. Will make this again!! Thanks for the recioe’
I am such an avocado fan; would love this for breakfast!
Made this yesterday for breakfast and we loved it! Super easy and delicious.
Fantastic, Rachel! This is a regular around our house.
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
Oh my gosh this is a good reminder I need to up my breakfast game!
Gina @Running to the Kitchen
Amazing!! I would love this for breakfast!!
This is absolute perfection. I love quesadillas so having them for breakfast would be the perfect way to start the day.
Alyssa | EverydayMaven
This is such a good breakfast - I love the flavors and I have a thing for eggs + avocado!
Jenny | Honey and Birch
You can never go wrong with a quesadilla for breakfast (or brinner!!)
We love quesadillas, so I have to try this breakfast version -- love the avocados in it!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I absolutely love this idea! I'm going to have to make them ASAP!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
We love breakfast burritos. Why have I never thought of a breakfast quesadilla?!?!
Such a great way to start the day! Quesadillas always go over well in our house because everyone can customize their own.
We love quesadillas!! It's such a great way to encourage the kids to eat and sometimes hide some goodness inside 🙂 These look so delicious!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
Breakfast quesadillas? YES. With all that avocado goodness? MAJOR YES. Can't wait to try these!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia
What a fantastic way to start the day!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
You took one of my favorite foods and turned it into breakfast. What a brilliant, delicious way to start the day!
THIS! I'm not a vegetarian but I am trying to limit my meat intake to once a day. It was soooo good (although I used flour tortilla) I also spread the top with light sour cream and sprinkled with everything but the bagel seasoning
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
You make breakfast look beautiful. I love avocados with my eggs and cheese!