Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

As promised, I have another squash blossom recipe to share with you this summer. It’s a recipe for Squash Blossom Quesadillas.

Can you believe that you can make this recipe only has three ingredients?

Yes, THREE!

A farmer at one of our favorite farmers’ market stands told us that squash blossom quesadillas were his favorite way to eat squash blossoms. The idea sounded delicious and David and I had to find out for ourselves.

The quesadillas were so easy to make and in a matter of minutes we sat down to eat. With each bite of the quesadilla, you get a delicate zucchini flavor wrapped in gooey cheese. It’s heavenly!

squash blossom quesadilla with mountain view

If you grow your own zucchini, pick the flowers from the vine and try these quesadillas for yourself. It’s the best way to avoid this sometimes, pricey delicacy.

ingredients

How To Prepare the Squash Blossoms:

Using your fingers to carefully separate the flower petals, without breaking them and remove the pistil in the center. Rinse the flowers under cold water, paying attention not to damage petals. Lay them spaced out on a paper towel and gently pat dry and cut away the stems.

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loading the tortilla

How To Make A Squash Blossom Quesadilla:

Heat a heavy pan over medium heat. Place the tortilla in the warm pan; heat the tortilla for about 15 seconds on each side. Sprinkle half of the tortilla with about ¼ cup of the cheese. Top the cheese with 4 to 5 squash blossoms, then top with another ¼ cup of the cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and press down lightly with a spatula. Cook the quesadilla for about 1 to 2 minutes, then flip. Cook the other side for about a minute more, or until the tortilla is warm all the way through and the cheese has melted.

folded quesadilla in pan

Repeat to make the second squash blossom quesadilla, using the remaining ingredients.

Serve warm.

squash blossom quesadilla closeup

Once again we were blown away by the flavor of these versatile blossoms. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some squash blossoms you’ve got to make these quesadillas. 

You’ll love them!

holding wedge of squash blossom quesadilla
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Squash Blossom Quesadillas

This squash blossom quesadillas recipe only has three ingredients. With each bite, the quesadilla has a delicate zucchini flavor wrapped in gooey cheese.
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword quesadilla, squash blooms, zucchini blossoms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 293kcal
Author Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • 2 10-inch flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 8 to 10 squash blossoms

Instructions

  • Prepare the squash blossoms: Using your fingers to carefully separate the flower petals, without breaking them and remove the pistil in the center. Rinse the flowers under cold water, paying attention not to damage petals. Lay them spaced out on a paper towel and gently pat dry and cut away the stems. 
  • Heat a heavy pan over medium heat. Place the tortilla in the warm pan; heat the tortilla for about 15 seconds on each side. Sprinkle half of the tortilla with about ¼ cup of the cheese. Top the cheese with 4 to 5 squash blossoms, then top with another ¼ cup of the cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and press down lightly with a spatula. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for about a minute more, or until the tortilla is thoroughly warmed and the cheese has melted.
  • Repeat to make the second squash blossom quesadilla, using the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13.9% | Vitamin C: 11.5% | Calcium: 40.6% | Iron: 7.9%
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