Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa

Salmon and avocado are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are brain boosters. Keeping your mind alert and focused will help you feel more energized and productive throughout the day.

Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Avocado Salsa
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui

  • 1 ½ cup chopped red sweet peppers (2 medium)

  • ½ cup light cream cheese spread, softened

  • 6 8-inch whole grain tortillas

  • 2 cup lightly packed fresh spinach leaves

  • 2 4 ounce pieces smoked salmon, flaked, with skin and bones removed

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

  • ½ of an avocado

  • 2 gold or green kiwifruits

  • 1 medium tomato

  • 2 tablespoon sliced green onion tops

  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet peppers. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes more or until peppers are tender and onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  2. Spread cream cheese evenly onto tortillas. Divide spinach among tortillas, arranging spinach on one half of each tortilla. Top with flaked salmon and onion mixture. Fold tortillas over filling. Lightly coat both sides of each folded tortilla with cooking spray.

  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Heat a clean large nonstick skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Add two of the quesadillas to the skillet or grill pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until tortillas are browned, turning once. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas. Keep cooked quesadillas warm in the oven while cooking the remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into four wedges. Serve with Avocado Salsa.

Avocado Salsa

  1. Seed, peel, and chop avocado; place in a small bowl.

  2. Peel and chop kiwifruits; add to avocado in bowl.

  3. Seed and chop tomato. Add chopped tomato, green onion tops, lime peel, and lime juice to avocado mixture. Toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 789mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 80.3mg 402%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 385mg 8%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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