Peach Quesadilla

I was in the grocery store the other day and saw that the fresh Ontario peaches are arriving. I bought a basket with the thought of having them on their own (I love eating fresh local fruit!). I was craving a quesadilla and as I considered what to put in it I looked down in my cart and wondered how a peach would fare.

Peach salsa tastes great so I thought I would get a bit inventive in the kitchen and try it out. In the end it turned out great. The lime zest added a nice zing to the dish and the jalapeno was good although I would have liked it to be a bit spicier.

Here are a few other quesadilla recipes on the site:

These quesadilla are amazing as a snack or appetizer all on their own. They are also excellent as part of a full Mexican meal.

Peach Quesadilla

This delicious quesadilla is a fresh take on a mexican classic has the sweetness of summer peaches, the spicy kick of a jalapeno and the zing of lime zest. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword cheese, Mexican, Peach, Quesadilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 quesadillas
Author Steve Cylka


  • 4 soft taco shells
  • 1 peach , peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 red onion , minced
  • 1/2 red pepper , diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , seeded and minced
  • 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar or monterey jack)
  • 1 tsp lime zest


  • Preheat the oven for 400 degrees
  • Place 2 soft taco shells on a cookie sheet
  • Spread all the ingredients on top of the 2 shells
  • Put the remaining 2 shells on top of the original 2 and press down lightly to ensure that the ingredients in between the shells are flattened lightly
  • Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the top shell is browned lightly.
  • Serve hot.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

One comment

  1. I love using apples in quesadillas too! Such a great way to mix things up from the basic cheese and meat 🙂

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