Squash blossom quesadillas (Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza) are authentic Mexican quesadillas but made with vegan cheese and a savory squash blossom filling. They are easy to make and only require 7 main ingredients.
Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza
Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza are typically made with homemade tortillas. Click here for a homemade tortilla recipe. However, they are also amazing with regular store bought tortillas. These quesadillas are great to make if you’re looking for something a little different but still overall easy and simple to make.
Adding squash blossoms to these quesadillas is considered a special treat in Mexico. They are very common in central Mexican and you can even find street vendors making them. This is an authentic Mexican dish that almost everyone will love!
Ingredients and Tips
Squash blossoms (flor de calabaza): These are hard to find in typically American grocery stores. However, you can find these in most Mexican grocery stores. They tend to be about $3-5 per small bundle (about 6 blossoms).
Vegan Cheese: okay this is what will make or break your quesadillas. I highly recommend using Follow Your Heart shreds for the best results. You can find this cheese at Safeway or Lucky. This is the best melting and browning cheese. If you can’t find it nearby you can also make your own. I have a good recipe for vegan cheese that stretches and browns, making it perfect for quesadillas or pizza.
Vegetables: Another part that makes this recipe so authentic is using sautéed tomato, onion, and jalapeños. Whenever a recipe calls for this trio, we say it is cooked “a la Mexicana”. This just means it is cooked the Mexican way. These 3 vegetables provide lots of flavor for this recipe. You can also add shredded or sliced zucchini, poblano peppers, and more.
Tortillas: I highly recommend making homemade tortillas if you want the full authentic experience. However, I found some delicious tortillas at Trader Joe’s that are a mix of corn and wheat flour, hand-made, and super delicious.