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Kimchi and Avocado Quesadillas

Total Time
30 mins

The spicy flavor of kimchi makes it a natural filling for quesadillas and a good contrast with mild, buttery avocado. You could also add grilled chicken or shrimp.

su-Kimchi and Avocado Quesadillas

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
 8 flour tortillas, 7 to 8 in. in diameter
 1 jar (14 oz.) kimchi, drained and chopped
 2 cups shredded jack cheese
 2 avocados, thinly sliced
 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  Cilantro leaves
Step 1

Top 4 tortillas evenly with kimchi, then with cheese, avocados, and remaining tortillas.

Step 2

Mix oil, vinegar, and sesame seeds in a small bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Heat a 12-in. frying pan over medium-high heat. Toast each quesadilla until lightly browned and cheese has melted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slice each quesadilla into wedges, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with sesame dipping sauce.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 731Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g67%

Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 1044mg44%
Total Carbohydrate 58g20%

Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.