These Hibiscus Flower Quesadillas are flavorful and delicious. The hibiscus flowers are rehydrated then sauted with onion and garlic and stuffed into tortillas with melty cheese, cilantro and avocado.
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 a small onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 4 tortilllas ( corn/flour blend)
- 5 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese (or jack)
- Optional additions: chopped scallions, cilantro, sliced avocado
- In a medium pot, add 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers to 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer on medium for 5 minutes. Turn heat off and leave covered.
- Prep onion and garlic, crumble the cheese and get garnishes ready (slice avocado, chop cilantro, scallions). Drain flowers, reserving and chilling liquid for drinks!
- In a skillet, heat oil over med-high. Add onion and drained re-hydrated hibiscus flowers. Saute for two minutes.Turn heat to medium-low, add garlic, stir a minute, then cover, Let cook 5 minutes. Add salt and spices, mix.
- Assemble quesadillas. Add crumbled queso fresco cheese to half the tortilla, top with cooked hibiscus, avocado, scallions and cilantro. Fold over. Repeat.
- In a greased skillet over medium heat, lightly brown both sides of the quesadillas then place on a sheet pan, in a warm oven to melt the cheese. Cut into wedges. Serve hot.
Hibiscus filling can be made ahead and will keep 4 days in the fridge. Or freeze for later.
- Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
- Calories: 195
- Sugar: 1.4 g
- Sodium: 580.6 mg
- Fat: 12.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 5.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 13.1 g
- Fiber: 1.8 g
- Protein: 8 g
- Cholesterol: 24.5 mg
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