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Monday, August 27, 2007

Squash Blossom Quesadilla

Pretty? Wanna look a little closer?

How 'bout from this angle?

Yes, the squash blossom madness continues with squash blossom quesadillas. Or is it quesadillas de flor de la calabazas? Ah, my Spanish is very rusty.

Squash Blossom Quesadilla

For 1 quesadilla (but I know you'll want to make more than 1), you'll need:
1 large flour tortilla
3 or so squash blossoms
1 tblsp cottage cheese, or queso fresco, or any soft white cheese
A few sprinkles of cheddar cheese
1 tblsp salsa

Look! I made another video, with just one minor kitchen mishap. What can I say? Filming and cooking at the same time can be a bit challenging. Or scroll past the video for directions.

In a saute pan on medium heat, brown tortilla and then flip. On one half of the tortilla, add squash blossoms (I like to leave the petals facing outside.), a spoonful of cottage cheese, or queso fresco, or any white cheese, and a scoop of salsa. Fold the other half of the tortilla over to seal in the heat.

Ta da! These were so very light. I could taste the delicacy of the squash blossoms, and the lighter cottage cheese and salsa complemented them perfectly.


My squash blossoms recipes:
Bong Bi Nhoi Tom Chien (Vietnamese Shrimp-Stuffed Deep-fried Squash Blossoms)
Crostinis with Arugula Pesto, Bruschetta al Pomodoro, and Squash Blossom Ricotta
Deep-fried Squash Blossoms
Deep-fried Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Basil and Cottage Cheese
Ravioli with Basil, Squash Blossoms, and Ricotta
Sauteed Squash Blossoms
Squash Blossom Omelet
Squash Blossom and Prosciutto Pizza
Squash Blossom Quesadilla


  1. I've been seeing so many squash blossom recipes lately that I simply must have some now! I tried to find some today with no avail -- I'll have to try a more specialized market.

  2. Looks so yummy ... makes me very hungry and I just had assam fish for lunch. :p

  3. Yesssssssssssss! More squash blossoms! I'm impressed by your ability to film and cook at the same time! And those squash blossom quesadillas look really great!

  4. Hey, I think you can open an eatery under the squash blossom theme!

  5. yummy! and i praise ur skillz too. btw - you have pretty voice. :D ums..

  6. nicely done! Squash huh.. i havent quite tried cooking with that yet.. hmmm...

  7. Kelly,
    Good luck! I think they're about at the end of the season.

    Cooking Ninja,
    Hehe, I'm always hungry when I look at your blog too.

    Sure you're not tired of squash blossoms by now?

    It'd only be open during the summer. ;)

    Thank you to both compliments. :)



  8. LOL Love the squash quesadillas!

  9. they look SO DELICIOUS!!! i had a taco in vietnam. i know what you're thinking. why would you eat a taco in vietnam??? it's just that it had been a while and i was so excited when i saw mexican food on the menu. but yeah...i shouldn't have ordered a taco in vietnam.

  10. Tania,
    Aw, if only you were here. Lil' sis doesn't like squash blossoms so much.

    I can't believe you ordered a taco in VN! Crazy! But I did order a very disappointing burger and fries in Hanoi.


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