Apricot Salsa Quesadillas

Apricot Salsa Quesadillas

Apricot Salsa Quesadillas


– Instead of using an apricot, try out other fruits like 1/2 a peach, 1/4 cup diced strawberries or 1/4 cup diced pineapple, orrrr you can leave the fruit out.
– I served my quesadilla with sour cream and some chopped cilantro + basil + some lime zest
– You can totally add cayenne, tabasco, sriracha or chili pepper to the cooked salsa
– Okay, I’ve made the name plural ‘Quesadillas’ but this makes one quesadilla, but it’s pretty simple to just double the recipe and make multiples if you want.

Apricot Salsa Quesadillas

4.75 from 8 votes


  • 2-3 to matoes , (depending on size)
  • 1 fresh apricot , , de-stoned (see notes)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • juice and zest of 1/2 a lime
  • 3 tbsp grated Red Leicester or Cheddar Cheese , (or some other cheese)
  • 2 small tortillas


  • Peel, halve and finely slice the shallot.
  • Roughly chop up the tomatoes, bell pepper and apricot together to make a salsa.
  • Fry this in a small skillet with a little oil, along with the sliced shallot, cinnamon, paprika, lime zest and juice. Cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the shallot is slightly translucent.
  • If you're going to use this skillet to heat the tortilla, then remove the vegetable mixture to a plate and set aside, then clean and dry the skillet. Or, if you're just going to use a different skillet, just set the veg mixture aside.
  • Either way, heat a clean, dry skillet and place one tortilla into it. Sprinkle the cheese over the surface of the tortilla and heat on medium-low until the cheese melts and the underside of the tortilla is golden-brown. Quickly spoon the vegetable mixture over the cheesy tortilla, top with the second tortilla and carefully flip the whole thing over using a spatula. Cook until the underside of this second tortilla is golden brown.
  • Remove from the skillet and cut into wedges.
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it went! Mention @izyhossack or tag #topwithcinnamon!

104 thoughts on “Apricot Salsa Quesadillas”

  1. Andrea Marquetant

    wow … wow … wow … now I´m getting hungry … 🙂 … great job

  2. I LOVE your running commentary to this creation Izy, you’re so funny and down to earth, unlike other bloggers all up there on their high horses.
    This looks like such an awesome lunch, beating MR boring sandwich hands down! (And I imagine it working well with any other veg hanging round the back of the fridge…..)
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

    1. Haha thanks Ibbs! It was such a good lunch, one of the best I’ve had in a while 🙂 ahahah I don’t even like cold sandwiches so I have to come up with other random things to eat with all the random veg 🙂

  3. All that Glisters is not Gold

    seriously Izy!? Do you have 25 hours in your day or something!? I will most certainly not be over doing the antibiotics, those super bugs and their craaazy mutations. This looks like…just like a thing of most epic beauty I can nae find words 😀
    from Emily x

    1. It totally felt like it yesterday! I had frees in the afternoon, so I got to come home at 1! It was crazyyyy 🙂 GOOD! You’re saving the human race right there! It was so good 🙂

  4. Ditto Ibbs. I find your writing hilariously entertaining and down to earth! And the colors. THE COLORS. I just love them! Also, I just made pickled onion salsa last night and I am totally digging in the sweet in Mexican. So good. Like your pun. You’re so clever 😉

    1. Hehe thanks Erika! My camera kind of struggles with orange, so it was a bit of a challenge to shoot!

      High five girl, thanks for the pun appreciation!

  5. I can’t get over this combination of apricots and tomatoes – they are so complimentary. Genius.

  6. Rossi @ A Baking Girl

    You may have been free styling it with the picture taking, but these shots turned out great! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an artful quesadilla before (if that’s even a thing)

    Also, I totally loved the pun 🙂

  7. Izy,

    You are fantastic! I’ve been reading your blog for a while but I’ve never said “hi.” Well, until now… HI!

    Thanks for being such an inspiration blogger. :]

    1. Thanks Jesse! I got some okay ones from sainsburys, but that’s part of the reason I used them in this, so I could cook them down a little and it wouldn’t make the salsa too sweet 🙂

  8. what a creative genius!! 🙂
    these sound de-lish-ious!!
    and loooove the food photograhy

  9. Yeah, I like these a lot. I never think about making quesadillas but I really need to because there’s not a lot of things that aren’t improved by being smushed in a tortilla with some cheese and fried. Apricot sounds amazing.

  10. Well, you definitely nailed the styling. Great colors + contrast and creativity with that salsa. YAH, girl!

  11. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    You are, still, a culinary genius! And with your ‘first’ quesadilla…I’d probably eat it 😉

  12. Eva | Adventures in Cooking

    OMG. Izy, these look INCREDIBLE! I have been on a Mexican food kick lately and cannot stop drooling over these. I have a special fondness for fruits and cheese, combining them in a toasty tortilla with spices and peppers sounds like my ultimate Mexican dish. Going to make these asap! Hoping I can still find some apricots at the store but if not I’m gonna try them with peaches. YUM.

  13. Wow, they look amazing! Definitely one of the most mouth-watering savory recipes I’ve seen on any of my favorite food blogs for a while:) I also just can’t get over how amazing your photography is……….

  14. Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today

    I made quesadilla before but yours look definitely more tasty.

  15. This sounds crazy good Izy and so so perfect for the season. I love quesadillas but somehow I never make it at home. Wonder why! It’s so easy and we can always add such variety to it. You got me inspired girl! Beautiful photos btw, as always 🙂

  16. petal and plume

    quesadillas are one of my most favourite meals – they’re just so versatile and allow you to be creative! you’ve done a brilliant job here. they look exquisite.

  17. Pretty much anything sandwiched between two crispy tortillas that are held together by delicious cheesiness is a quesadilla in my book! 😉 These sound waaay more viably Mexican than what I will make on occasion (which usually involves some mushrooms that are nearing the too-old point, frozen corn, and a whole lotta cheese, all topped with an ungodly amount of Greek yogurt and cilantro). And I LOVE the idea of a fruit salsa. They are perfect with herbs and spicy pepper heat. Yes yes yes.

    (Also, I can’t wait for that chocolate chip cookie recipe! They look ridiiiic.)

  18. Pingback: GROCERY LIST XXI | Wit & Vinegar

  19. Pingback: Weekend Wind Down with 4th of July Sangria » The Lovely Bits

  20. These quesadillas look so good! I like how you just went with it, throwing an apricot in because that was what you had lying around. Whenever I make quesadillas at home, they’re super boring. I just throw a handful of shredded cheese on a tortilla and fry it for a few minutes. It’s never very satisfying, as I’m sure you can imagine. I would much rather have this.

  21. Pingback: Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

  22. Pingback: Bookmarked | A Slice of Peru

  23. Pingback: Healthy Breakfast Burritos (make-ahead, with home made high protein/low carb/gf tortillas)

  24. Pingback: Italian/Mexican | Pearltrees

  25. Hello! These look delicious. I’ve recently completed writing a book called A Thousand and One Happy Thoughts to Inspire the Soul, and I was wondering if you’d allow to include one of these photographs in the Foods chapter of my book. I recently got an agent who asked me to inlcude photos throughout my word document, and I absolutely love these! Please let me know!


    Hanaa Hamad

  26. Pingback: Apricot Salsa Quesadillas | Change In Seconds

  27. Pingback: Top 10 Meal Ideas for All Well-Fed Vegetarians - Top Inspired

  28. Pingback: The Lady Thing Quesadilla Recipes - The Lady Thing

  29. Pingback: Top 10 Delicious Quesadilla Recipes - Top Inspired

  30. Pingback: 2013 Favorites

  31. Pingback: apricot salsa quesadillas | FOODIEZ-eatzFOODIEZ-eatz

  32. Pingback: George + She

  33. Pingback: Weekend Notes | Camille Styles

  34. Pingback: Apricot Salsa Quesadillas » Decorenvy

  35. Pingback: 29 Lifechanging Quesadillas You Need To Know About | Bringing the best news to the People

  36. Pingback: あなたが知っている必要がある29のLifechangingケサディヤス | 美味しい食事レシピ・最新メニュー(^-^)

  37. Pingback: あなたが知っている必要がある29のLifechangingケサディヤス | 最新流行フード・北米版!最高に流行る予感!

  38. Pingback: 29 Lifechanging Quesadillas You Need To Know About | sooziQ

  39. Pingback: 29 Lifechanging Quesadillas You Need To Know About

  40. Pingback: あなたが知っている必要がある29の生活を変えるケサディヤス | 最新流行フード・北米版!最高に流行る予感!

  41. Pingback: あなたが知っている必要がある29の生活を変えるケサディヤス | 美味しい食事レシピ・最新メニュー(^-^)

  42. Pingback: 29 Lifechanging Quesadillas You Need to Know About | Skipping Stars Test Kitchen

  43. Pingback: Spring Fruit Healthy Recipe Round Up | Food Done Light

  44. Pingback: 29 Amazingly Delicious Quesadilla Recipes - EpicDash


  46. Pingback: 29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About!

  47. Pingback: Weekend Reading. | The Fig's Heart — for the curious & the creative — Lauren Burkitt, Vancouver

  48. Pingback: We Got A Torah! | HaNegev

  49. Pingback: Friday Foodie: Delicious camping food ideas from Top With Cinnamon |

  50. Pingback: Squash Blossom and Kale Quesadillas with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa - Joanne Eats Well With Others

  51. You are so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read
    through a single thing like that before.
    So good to discover someone with some genuine thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a little originality!

  52. Pingback: 29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About | Listminded.com

  53. Pingback: 12 Unusual and Delicious Quesadilla Recipes - Goedeker's Home Life

  54. Pingback: Cocktail Party Recipes | Pearltrees

  55. Pingback: Bookmarked | A Slice of Peru

  56. Pingback: 29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About - Cariuangyuk.com

  57. Pingback: Food Porn From the Internet - Page 22 - VeggieBoards

  58. Pingback: Healthy Meal Plan for June 1, 2015 - Health & Fitness Coach | Skinny Mommy Fitness

  59. Pingback: Healthy Meal Plan for June 1, 2015 | Drink Your Harvest Blog

  60. Pingback: Food & Drink - missrainstar | Pearltrees

  61. Pingback: Weekmenu 4/6 – 10/6 | Tuur met pruimen

  62. Pingback: The Team's Top Favourite Recipes! | Pixelpaint

  63. Pingback: 21 Low-Stress Weeknight Dinners To Make In One Pan – NewsBlog

  64. Pingback: Quick and Easy Meatless Meals - The District Table

  65. Pingback: Ridiculously Tasty Quesadillas | Lewd Foods

  66. Pingback: Apricot Salsa Quesadillas

  67. Pingback: 43 Easy And Delicious Quesadilla Recipes To Try This Summer – Plum And Proper

  68. Pingback: 5 X QUESADILLAS | StyleMyDay

  69. Just found out myself recently that quesadillas is a quick filler at any time of the day. I’ve gone from Mexican to basically my own of what I have in the frig. I love the mix of fruit with my meals. Will try your version next. Thank

  70. Pingback: Toddler Meal Ideas: Getting Your Kid To Eat Healthy Food

  71. 5 stars
    Find the best kitchen appliance based on what you need. Kitchen Critics will help you together with the reviews from different people from stores and other platforms.
    Please Visit our Website at:

  72. 5 stars
    I love this type of food especially this category. I like the way the article teaches things. There should be the girl with good looks teach things in the video and the girl knows the proper summer and winter makeup routine as well. because
    In winters, wearing classy sweaters or long coats with boots and everyday winter makeup look is another kind of joy. This 5 minutes daily winter makeup routine will make your look more perfect.
    Link: https://thejournalpost.com/everyday-winter-makeup-routine/

Comments are closed.

- powered by chloédigital