Hibiscus Flower Quesadillas | Quesadillas con Flor de Jamaica



2 cups rehydrated hibiscus flowers (from Hibiscus Flower Agua Fresca recipe)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium onion diced
3 garlic cloves diced
Salt (to taste)
½ pound of Oaxaca or other white melting cheese shredded
12 flour tortillas


  1. Drain and chop hibiscus flowers into small pieces.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, and hibiscus flowers in olive oil over medium heat until onions becomes translucent and tender.
  3. Working one at a time, stuff tortillas with equal amounts of cheese and hibiscus flower mixture. Fold in half and heat each side on a comal or flat griddle until lightly golden on each side and cheese is fully melted.
  4. Serve warm and top with your favorite salsa.

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Categories: Small Plates and Snacks

3 Comments on “Hibiscus Flower Quesadillas | Quesadillas con Flor de Jamaica”

  1. Fluff
    July 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    Oh. My. God. I have to try this asap! I just found your blog thanks to the Paleta Week round up (thank you very much for that brilliant idea, by the way) and your Mango Hibiscus Paleta and since I have a fierce obsession with hibiscus and recently lucked out in finding dried hibiscus in a small store, I started browsing for more and oh wow. This recipe goes on top of my list, as well as the Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita.

    Thanks for the awesome recipes and for feeding my hibiscus obsession with actual food and not “just” Agua Fresca

    • July 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

      I’m happy to hear that I’m not the only one with a hibiscus addiction. These quesadillas are so good! I’m currently in Oaxaca and came across a new hibiscus recipe that is amazing — stay tuned!


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