Quesadillas with Queso Fresco

These Queso Fresco Quesadillas are simple to make and full of flavor. Served with a generous amount of pico de gallo salsa for a great snack or lunch.

two queso fresco quesadillas with salsa on a white plate

I cannot think of anything easier than making quesadillas con salsa y queso fresco for a meatless dish. Perfect for Lent!

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I was hesitant to even mention it at first because it is so simple, but I decided it was worth the mention if only to remind myself about lovely queso fresco: it’s really all about the cheese.

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Not familiar with queso fresco?  No worries, you can find it in the cheese section at big supermarkets and it looks like this:

Queso Fresco

This kind of cheese doesn’t melt. It’s creamy, a little salty, and crumbles easily. As you can see, these are not your “traditional quesadillas,” but once you try them out, you are going to want to make them again and again.

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Queso Fresco Quesadillas

It makes 6-8 quesadillas

Ingredients

Utensils

Process

I recommend buying fresh corn tortillas; the fresher the better.  

Prepare the pico de gallo and place it in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Cut the queso fresco in long slices. Set aside.

Heat the tortillas on a comal, a pan or griddle, until warm and soft. Transfer them to a tortilla warmer (tortillero)

I don’t recommend trying to melt the queso fresco on the tortilla while warming the tortilla.  First, it doesn’t melt the way you would expect, and second, it will just make your quesadilla soggy.

Take one of the tortillas add a slice (or two) of queso fresco and pico de gallo to taste. That’s it, enjoy!

Of course, there are an infinite number of fantastic variations on the basic quesadilla.  Try different types of cheese, salsa, add guacamole, lettuce, mango, or almost anything that catches your fancy. Check out our Quesadilla Bar ideas.

Buen Provecho!

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Queso Fresco Quesadillas

These quesadillas are very simple to make but they are full of flavor. They are ideal for a snack or lunch. Add a soup and you will have a meatless meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8 quesadillas
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 regular size corn tortillas
  • 10 oz queso fresco
  • Pico de gallo salsa learn how to make it with our recipe. *

Instructions

  • I recommend buying fresh corn tortillas; the fresher the better.
  • Prepare the pico de gallo and place it in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Cut the queso fresco in long slices. Set aside.
  • Heat the tortillas on a comal, a pan or griddle, until warm and soft. Transfer them to a tortilla warmer (tortillero)
  • I don’t recommend trying to melt the queso fresco on the tortilla while warming the tortilla. First, it doesn’t melt the way you would expect, and second, it will just make your quesadilla soggy.
  • Take one of the tortillas add a slice (or two) of queso fresco and pico de gallo to taste. That’s it, enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Queso Fresco Quesadillas
Amount per Serving
Calories
177
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
25
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
316
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
199
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
280
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
37
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Antojitos Mexicanos, Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: easy appetizer, queso fresco quesadilla

Notes

Of course, there are an infinite number of fantastic variations on the basic quesadilla. Try different types of cheese, salsa, add guacamole, lettuce, mango, or almost anything that catches your fancy. Check out our Quesadilla Bar ideas.
Or other salsa of your choice like green salsa, red salsa, or avocado salsa.
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