Monday, August 1, 2011

Quesadilla with Mango Salsa

Quesadilla is a Mexican dish.  Savory mixture and cheese is stuffed inside tortilla and folded in half to make a half-moon shape. Quesadilla's are quite easy to make as all the ingredients are readily available in stores.

I love watching Food Network and one day I saw recipe for meat Quesadilla's and I thought why not make it at home with Veggies. So I made it and my husband liked it, it has become a family favorite ever since, even my kids love it .


4 Medium size flour tortilla's
1/3 Cup sliced Green Pepper
1/4 Cup sliced Red Bell Pepper
1 Small Onion sliced
3 tbsp frozen Corn
1/2 Cup canned Black Beans
1/2 Jalapeno cut into semi circles(remove seeds if it's too spicy for you)
1 Cup + 1/4 cup  Mexican blend Cheese
1/2 tsp oil
Salt and Pepper as required
Butter as required
Mango Salsa (Recipe follows)
Hot sauce as required(I prefer Cholula but any brand is fine)

Mango Salsa

1 Mango diced finely
1/3 Cup chopped Red Onion
1/4 Cup chopped Tomatoes
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
1/2 tbsp Lime juice
1/4  Jalapeno chopped finely
2-3 drops of hot sauce
Salt and Pepper as required


Mix all the ingredients for salsa in a bowl and mix. Make salsa couple of hours or more in advance if possible so that all the flavors blend in. This is your Salsa.

Heat 1/2 oil add Peppers(except Jalapenos) and Onions and saute on high heat for few minutes. Then add Corn and Jalapenos and saute again until all the veggies are nice and charred but not softened. Shut off the gas and add salt and pepper. Keep aside.

For assembling, take tortilla, heat it just enough to make warm. Keep it on a plate, spread hot sauce(as much you desire). On half side of the tortilla sprinkle cheese, 1 spoon veggies, 1 spoon salsa, 1 spoon black beans and finish it off with Cheese and fold over the other side of tortilla.

Spread little butter on both sides and grill it on griddle or in a frying pan until lightly brown. Let it cool a bit and cut Quesadilla's into wedges and serve with sour cream and Salsa.

Quick Tips

You can explore by using different flavored tortillas, they come in so many flavors. 


  1. This is such a different take on a basic quesadilla. I tried it for dinner last night and the results were so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.