Squash blossoms are a rare treat in Mexican cuisine, and fresh ones can be hard to come by. Our canned Squash Blossoms are hand-harvested and canned to preserve their fresh, mild flavor. These simple quesadillas are a great way to showcase their unique taste and texture.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Squash Blossom Quesadillas
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 1 Squash Blossoms, drain and dry

  • 1/2 Small Onion, minced

  • 2 Garlic Clove, minced

  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped

  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

  • 4 10-Inch Flour Tortilla


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, cook for 1 minute to soften, then add Squash Blossoms, garlic and cilantro. Toss to combine, and transfer mixture to sheet pan to cool.

  2. Heat empty skillet over medium heat. Divide squash mixture and cheese between 4 tortillas. Fold over tortillas and place as many as will fit in one layer in skillet. Cook until lightly browned on bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and brown on other side, another 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat process until all quesadillas are cooked.

  3. Cut each quesadilla into four pieces and serve with sour cream, salsa verde or just sprinkled with cilantro.