Quesadilla’s can be topped with tangy, spicy, creamy, or refreshing sauces to enhance the flavor of the quesadilla.
You can top your quesadillas with cilantro lime sauce, guacamole, tomato salsa, watermelon mango salsa, or salsa verde.
Cilantro Lime Sauce
Cilantro lime sauce is a tangy, citrusy, sauce for quesadillas.
Cilantro lime sauce is made with yogurt, fresh lime juice, avocado, cilantro, and minced garlic all blended together to create a creamy topping for quesadillas.
Guacamole is a chunky sauce made with mashed avocados.
Guacamole is made by adding diced tomatoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of garlic salt to mashed avocado.
Guacamole pairs well with sour cream or salsa for topping a quesadilla with.
Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it. Salsa adds a ton of flavor and compliments quesadillas well as a topping. Salsa can be paired with guacamole well for serving on top of quesadillas.
Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.
Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.
A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.
Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.
Watermelon Mango Salsa
Watermelon mango salsa is a refreshing fruit salsa that pairs well with chicken or black bean quesadillas.
Watermelon mango salsa is made by hand, by chopping up watermelon, mango, and pineapple into small cubed pieces.
Finely chopped jalapeno gives this salsa a hint of spice. Red pepper and red onion finish off this fruity, refreshing salsa.
Watermelon mango salsa goes well with a bit of guacamole for quesadilla toppings.
Salsa verde is a refreshing, spicy green salsa that goes well as a spicy quesadilla topping.
Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos.
Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.
Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.
After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.
Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.
Salsa verge is a tangy, spicy salsa that pairs well with chicken quesadillas.