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Queso Fresco Quesadillas with Papaya-Avocado Salsa Recipe-20155

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo
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Yield: Serves 2
Cooking time: 15 Minutes


For the Salsa:

  • 1 cup cubed fresh papaya
  • ½ avocado, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup cubed seeded cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon honey, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • ¼ pound queso fresco


1. Preheat the broiler and place an oven rack 4 inches from the heat. In a bowl, stir together the salsa ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

2. Place 2 tortillas on a baking sheet. Crumble the cheese over the tortillas. Top with the remaining tortillas. Broil, flipping once halfway through, until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

3. Quarter the quesadillas and top each section with 1 tablespoon salsa. Serve immediately.

© 2010 Melissa Clark, Inc.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

442kcal (22%)
347mg (35%)
62mg (104%)
120mcg RAE (4%)
50mg (17%)
1074mg (45%)
11g (53%)
28g (42%)
1mg (8%)

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