What’s in Your Quesadilla?

Quesadillas and wine
The Versatile Quesadilla

Quesadilla and Wine

Quesadillas are one of the easiest Mexican foods to prepare. Not only are Quesadillas cooking-friendly, but they are also delicious and can be made in hundreds of ways. Quesadillas are a favorite family food. The main ingredients are cheese, a little spice, and tortillas. What else to add is up to the cook. You can use corn, flour, or whole wheat tortillas. A Quesadilla is fried in a pan or on an outdoor griddle or grill. You can make Quesadillas even better by pairing them with a delicious wine. We will get to Quesadillas and wine choices later in the article.

Quesadillas and wine
Rosé is a good choice for Quesadillas and wine

Quesadillas can be an excellent choice as an appetizer or a full meal. Quesadillas can be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. As a family meal, one idea is to put out an array of fixings and let each family member make their Quesadilla. Now that’s a great family activity!

Quesadillas and wine
Squash blossoms are a great idea for Quesadillas or Pizza

If your veggie garden is blooming about this time, you probably have more squash than you can eat. A squash plant is prolific with blossoms and fruit. Try your hand at making a fantastic squash blossom Quesadilla. A big plus, they are healthy for you. Check out this video from Aaron Sanchez on how to make yourself a Squash Blossom Quesadilla.

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Great Quesadilla Ideas

How to use the squash blossoms: Chef Alice Waters says to gently open the petals and remove the insides (male and female parts of the flower). These are bitter and not to be used. She suggests tearing the blossom into quarters, putting them on the tortilla, and then sprinkling cheese. The Art of Simple Food II by Alice Waters – Recipes, Flavors from the New Kitchen Garden

Additional Quesadilla Recipes

Which Wine with a Quesadilla?

A Quesadilla can range from mildly-to-hot spicy. Once the food gets too spicy, the choice of wines narrows. Keep your Quesadilla mild to medium in the spice range; many wines will pair perfectly. RieslingsPinot BlancPinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer are our favorites. A delicious Rosé is also an excellent choice. If choosing a red, make it light and spicy, as in a lovely Grenache. I enjoy Quesadillas with a chilled white and Rosés wines.

Do you have a favorite Quesadilla recipe? Tell us about your favorite way to prepare a Quesadilla and what wine you match. Happy Cooking.

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