Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza (Courgette Flower Quesadillas)

As you probably know by now, one of my favourite ingredients are courgette flowers, I love them, they remind me so much to Mexico, just like beans, corn and nopales.

At my house in Mexico, my dad used to make these quesadillas during the courgette flower season. They are extremely easy to make and taste delicious!

Serves 4


  • 20 fresh courgette flowers or a “San Miguel” zucchini flower tin
  • 2 small tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 250 gr Oaxacan cheese (quesillo) or grated Mozarella cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas


In a sauce pan heat the oil and add the tomatoes and onion, cook for 5 min and add the flowers, add salt to taste and let cook for 10 more min.

In the meantime, heat a large frying pan and put the tortillas to warm, add the cheese and fold in half to make the quesadillas. When the cheese is melted, take them away from the heat and fill them with the courgette flower stew.



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Karla Zazueta

Mexican living in London

2 thoughts on “Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza (Courgette Flower Quesadillas)

  1. Just saw these in the grocery store and was curious about zucchini flowers. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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