Jalapeño Veggie and Cheese Quesadilla

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and Mexican crema authentic and easy vegetarian quesadilla

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Before I get into how deliciously good and spicy this Jalapeño Veggie and Cheese Quesadilla is, or how easy it is to make and serve as an appetizer or  a yummy lunch, I’d like to share a story.

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and cheese

Many moons ago when I was about 22, finishing college and living with a roommate, her mother was gifted a box of Sutter Home White Zinfandel. Which she in turn, gave to two broke college girls she knew.

This turned out to be one of my favorite gifts to date and how I discovered my love for  Sutter Home White Zinfandel.

It’s a delightfully sweet wine and a perfect choice for any occasion. 

Let’s just say we celebrated a lot over those few weeks. 🙂

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and cheese a perfect appetizer or lunch idea

It’s still one of my favorites, and everytime I see it, I have to pick some up as an homage to that time when we always had plenty of White Zinfandel in our fridge.

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and cheese

I’d like to think my palate for food has improved greatly from those college days, so now I typically pair a sweet White Zinfandel with spicy food. Another favorite.

So back to the sweet and spicy summer combo of Jalapeño Veggie and Cheese Quesadilla and Sutter Home White Zinfandel.

It’s the perfect way to balance all of the flavors and have a fiesta with each bite!

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and Mexican crema authentic and easy vegetarian quesadilla

This Jalapeño Veggie and Cheese Quesadilla is a huge crowd pleaser. It’s  perfect for summer entertaining, but also works as a delicious lunch or dinner option.

how to make an authentic quesadilla with Mexican crema


4 Flour Tortillas

2 tablespoons of  Mexican crema ( you can also use cream cheese)

1 large yellow onion-sliced rounds

¼ small yellow onion diced

1 tbsp of olive oil

4 garlic cloves-diced

2 jalapenos – sliced rounds

1 jalapeno diced

1 yellow or red pepper-sliced rounds (optional)

1 large tomato diced

⅓ tsp of coriander

⅓ tsp of cumin

2-3 tsp of butter

Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and pepper (if using) and saute until onions are tender (approx. 7-10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  2. Add half of the jalapeños, half of the garlic, coriander, cumin salt and pepper to the pan and continue to cook until jalapeños have softened (approx. 2-4 minutes). Remove from heat.
  3. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of Mexican crema or cream cheese on each tortilla.
  4. Divide onion and pepper  mixture between 4 of the tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas
  5. Add diced tomato, diced jalapeno, onion, a dash of olive oil and mix together in a bowl.
  6. Heat 1/2 teaspoon of butter  in a pan over medium heat. After it has melted, add 1 quesadilla to the pan. Cook until the bottom is browned and crispy (approx. 2-4 minutes). Flip and cook until the other side is browned and crispy. Remove from the pan.
  7. Add additional butter to the pan and repeat with remaining quesadilla.
  8. Slice, top with tomato salsa, and drizzle with remaining Mexican crema. Serve immediately.

vegetarian quesadilla, with jalapenos and Mexican crema authentic and easy vegetarian quesadilla

Visit this the Sutter Home site  for more ideas on spicy food pairing and other Sutter Home varietals, visit this site.

Cheers friends,



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  • Reply Minakshi Bajpai June 6, 2018 at 11:10 PM

    This looks so delicious. Hope my hubby will love it.

  • Reply Sharon Chen June 5, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    Looks delish! I love Mexican food. Will try this out 🙂

  • Reply Angie June 5, 2018 at 6:34 AM

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply Tabitha Blue June 5, 2018 at 5:57 AM

    Looks SOOOOO yum!! Both the dish and the drink 🙂

  • Reply Julie June 4, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    I haven’t tried this wine, but sweet wines are my favorite. This veggie quesadilla looks so delicious! I love the flavor of grilled veggies. Saving this recipe for later!

  • Reply Keating June 4, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    These look yummy! My husband was actually just asking for quesadillas the other night haha I’ll have to try this out!

  • Reply Michele-KidCongeniality June 4, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    I’ve recently started to like jalapeños! I love quesadillas so its the perfect combo!

  • Reply Elizabeth June 4, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try!

  • Reply Gail M Akeman June 4, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    looks like a great summer recipe especially for those watching what they are eating.

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA June 4, 2018 at 10:20 AM

      Yes, thanks Gail!

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