Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas

Lobster and Avocado Quesadillas
Yasmin Fahr


  • One  1 1/4-pound cooked lobster
  •   Olive oil
  • Four  10-inch flour tortillas
  • 1  cup  young, fresh goat cheese, crumbled*
  • ripe Hass avocado, sliced
  • jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
  • lime, sliced (optional)

Delicate lobster meat nestled between citrusy goat cheese and creamy avocado makes for a fantastic meal. Especially if you butter up the pan to get a nice and crisp exterior. I have to admit that this recipe is really the brainchild of Mr. Avocado (hence the addition of avocado).

If you ever find yourself with leftover lobster, this is the perfect dish to use it up in. When would this ever happen you ask? Well, let's say there was a sale on lobster and you ended up boiling more than you could eat. Voilà! Lobster quesadillas for everyone. 

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Remove the lobster meat from the shell and cut into small chunks. Heat a skillet or cast-iron pan until very hot, then add enough oil to coat the pan. Add 1 tortilla to the pan. Sprinkle the goat cheese on half of the tortilla then distribute ¼ of the lobster meat, a few slices of avocado and jalapeño, if using, on the same half. After about 2-3 minutes, carefully close the quesadilla by placing the empty half on top of the other ingredients. Press down to make sure it sticks together and cook for about another minute, flipping if desired, until cheese is melted. 

Serve immediately with a squeeze of lime juice if desired, and, you can of course serve this with more avocado, guacamole, or even a fresh salsa. 


Calories per serving:

514 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 114g 175%
  • Carbs 114g 38%
  • Saturated 38g 188%
  • Fiber 18g 73%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 57g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 147g 293%
  • Cholesterol 803mg 268%
  • Sodium 4,693mg 196%
  • Calcium 1,072mg 107%
  • Magnesium 344mg 86%
  • Potassium 2,417mg 69%
  • Iron 13mg 70%
  • Zinc 24mg 160%
  • Phosphorus 1,896mg 271%
  • Vitamin A 538µg 60%
  • Vitamin C 20mg 34%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 75%
  • Niacin (B3) 22mg 108%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 81%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 472µg 118%
  • Vitamin B12 7µg 124%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 15mg 75%
  • Vitamin K 70µg 87%
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