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Squash Blossom Quesadillas


25 min

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

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25 min


6 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Have you ever tasted a Mexican dish called “Squash Blossom Quesadillas”? These squash blossoms look amazing and will certainly catch the attention of your guests! Cooking them is a real pleasure and it does not take much time! The favor and the taste of the readymade dish will surprise you and your loved ones!


  • olive oil: 2 Tbsp
  • onion: 1 cup (chopped)
  • garlic: 5 clove (minced)
  • summer squash blossoms: 30 piece
  • butter: 1 tsp
  • corn tortillas: 12 piece
  • Monterey Jack cheese: 8 oz. (sliced)
  • cilantro: 1 bunch (chopped, for garnish)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prior to cooking the dish, take your time to prepare the squash bottoms. Check them from all the sides to make sure there are no bugs or insects there. Rinse the flowers with cool water if they are a bit dirty. Otherwise, there is no need to wash them. Cut the stems away and chop the flowers, stamens and all.

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  2. Take a deep sauté pan and heat oil on medium fire. Add chopped onion and sauté for about 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and keep sautéing for one more minute.

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  3. Add chopped squash blossoms and mix them with garlic and onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the flowers are wilted. Remove the pan from fire.

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  4. Now, take another large iron pan and heat in on medium fire. Put a piece of butter inside and fry your corn tortillas on both sides for about one minute or even less.

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  5. Put one or two cheese slices on one side of the tortilla. Top with a tablespoon or two of the squash blossom mixture. Carefully, fold another tortilla side and press it gently. Keep cooking until the cheese melts and the tortilla becomes light brown. Repeat the previous step with all tortillas you have.

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  6. As soon as the cheese melts, remove your quesadilla from the pan and keep frying and forming other quesadillas in the same way. Prior to serving the dish, cut each quesadilla into triangles and serve with avocado, salsa, chopped fresh cilantro, black beans, diluted sour cream or Mexican queso crema. Enjoy the taste, aroma and look of this unique Mexican dish!

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History of the Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash blossoms have long been a staple in traditional Mexican cuisine. The dish Squash Blossom Quesadillas originates from Mexico City, where it was traditionally prepared during the rainy season when squash blossoms were in abundance. Today, this dish is popular all over Mexico and is enjoyed by people all over the world.

Tips and Tricks for Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

When it comes to making Squash Blossom Quesadillas, the key is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients. It is important to carefully clean and check the blossoms for any insects or dirt before using them. You can also mix in other fresh vegetables like tomatoes and peppers to add some crunch to the dish.

Another important component of this recipe is the cheese. Monterey Jack cheese works best for this dish, but you can also experiment with other types of cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, for some variety.

When frying the tortillas, make sure that the pan is hot enough so that they become crispy on the outside while remaining soft on the inside. And be sure not to overstuff the quesadillas so that they do not break apart when cooking.

Tips for Presenting the Dish

To present your Squash Blossom Quesadillas, you can serve them with a side of guacamole, salsa or sour cream. You can also sprinkle some fresh cilantro on top or add a dollop of Mexican crema to add some richness to the dish. Serve them on a colorful platter, and your guests will be impressed by the vibrant colors and delicious aroma. Enjoy!

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