Usually sending my husband to the grocery store for a few items I have on my grocery list results in a bunch of purchases that weren’t on my list. Like a box of chocolate lover Entenmanns’s donuts, cartons of OJ, a new Willy Wonka candy bar and several bottles of Naked juices. Ahh~you know what happens to those things when he brings them home. I consume them.
But this time when my husband ventured out to the store for a few things I asked him to get, he brought back two SlimCado’s. Like an avocado but bigger and less fat. 30% less fat to be exact in the ones he bought. SlimCados are the West Indian avocado variety. The skin is smoother and glossier than a regular avocado. And the SlimCado did not disappoint.
The day that I made this dinner, I had been wondering in my mind throughout the day what I had on hand to make for dinner that I could include an avocado in. I didn’t get up and look in the pantry, freezer or fridge, I just thought about it. I was too busy on my computer to get up, ha! I am sure some of you can relate.
So dinner time rolled around and scrounged thru the contents of my hot and cold cooler and found some ingredients for a great meal!
First, chicken breasts were defrosted, cooked, shredded by hand and put on top of a corn tortilla. I sliced and diced some green onions and added those too. Green onions are all I had and they worked out just fine. After all, the salsa we added to the top of these quesadilla’s had onions in it too :)
With the chicken and onions on the tortilla, added next is the cheese! I had some fat free cheese leftover and then some regular shredded cheddar cheese too. I put the quesadilla’s in the oven and broiled on high until hot and crispy.
While the ‘dilla’s were a cookin’ the next task was to cut up the SlimCado. I slice them into two halves, throw away the seed in the middle and then slice into chunks.
Avocado’s are so easy to serve this way. Now all you have to do is scoop out the chunks of avocado with a spoon.
I also added some taco seasoning to the quesadilla topped mixture to add more flavor. Once again, this is all stuff I had on hand already.
Yum, freshly crisped and warmed quesadilla straight outta the oven!
And another one that is even a little crispier. But that’s the way I love my cheese on top, crispy. Yep, I’m always the one picking the crispy cheese strings off of the baking sheet with my fingers. No shame.
The quesadilla’s were topped with SlimCado chunks and several spoonfuls of my favorite Trader Joe’s salsa.
Corn and Chile Tomato-Less Salsa. So good.
Salsa, get on top of this quesadilla pronto!
And a fabulous dinner was born.
Tortilla. Chicken. Onion. Corn. Avocado. Peppers. Spice. Salsa.
How can you go wrong with those powerhouse ingredients!
A scrumptious dinner creation. All because I sent my husband to the store for me.
And he came home with a SlimCado. Our virgin attempt at eating a SlimCado was complete satisfaction.
Have you ever tried one of these?
Have you ever sent your friend, family member or significant other to the store for something for you and they came back with many other things you didn’t ask for?
And what did you make with their purchases?