Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

A creative take on easy-to-make quesadillas, this recipe uses squash blossoms and quesillo Oaxaca cheese.


  • 12 squash blossoms* 
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ½ pound shredded quesillo Oaxaca cheese (Cacique brand is good) or Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ medium white onion, sliced very thinly, vertically, and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 serrano chile finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped epazote leaves or substitute cilantro
  • 4 limes, preferably Mexican/key if possible


Preheat griddle to medium. Clean each blossom by removing any sharp green sepals at the base and snap off the stem. Rinse lightly and delicately blot dry.

Place as many corn tortillas on the ungreased griddle as possible without overlapping. Generously sprinkle each with shredded cheese, keeping cheese away from the edge. Scatter 2 squash blossoms, onion slices, some chile, and epazote overthe cheese. Place another corn tortilla on top, press together with a spatula, and cook, turning, until the cheese melts and is stringy and gooey.

Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve bubbling hot.

Squash Blossom Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Squash Blossom Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.