Quesadillas with Queso Fresco

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

Here’s all you need:

  • Tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Queso fresco
Prepare the salsa, you can see my pico de gallo salsa here.

I recommend buying fresh corn tortillas; the fresher the better.  Heat the tortillas either in the microwave (easy and fast), or on a comal, a pan or griddle, until warm and soft.  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.

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


Of course there are an infinite number of fantastic variations on the basic quesadilla.  Try different types of cheese, salsa, add guacamole (Silvia’s basic guacamole), lettuce, mango, or almost anything that catches your fancy.

Buen Provecho!

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