Zucchini blossom and cheese quesadillas

Zucchini blossom and cheese quesadillas

Quesadillas con queso y flor de calabaza

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From
My Abuelo's Mexican Feast
Makes
8

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon white onion, finely chopped
4 basil leaves, chopped
300g zucchini blossoms, chopped
125g queso fresco or low-salt feta, grated
300g fresh masa dough for tortillas, (see note)
salsa of your choice, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the chilli, tomatoes, onion and basil. Cover the pan and cook over a low heat for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes have broken down and turned into a thick sauce. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the zucchini blossoms and cheese to the hot sauce and set aside.
  3. Using portions of masa dough the size of a lime, form tortillas using a tortilla press or by rolling the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper with a rolling pin until very thin.
  4. Place a tablespoon of the quesadilla filling in the centre of each raw tortilla. Fold the tortilla over and seal the edges by pressing with your fingertips. Cook the quesadilla in an oiled frying pan over a medium heat for 3–4 minutes on each side and serve immediately with the salsa of your choice.

Variation

  • For quesadillas con queso y hongos (mushroom quesadillas), replace the zucchini blossoms with 300 g wild mushrooms that have been chopped and sautéed in 30 g butter for about 10 minutes.

Note

  • To make the dough, place 240 g masa harina flour in a bowl with 250 ml hot water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix together to form a dough and then let rest for 20 minutes before using.
Tags:
Mexican
Latin
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