Summer isn't gone just yet and I have been enjoying its bounty while it lasts! One thing that I have been really into lately is fruit based salsas and with all of the amazing fresh peaches around these days a peach salsa was definitely on the menu. I kept the peach salsa nice and simple with fresh diced peaches, red pepper, onion, cilantro lime and some chipotle chilies for smoky heat. Although this chipotle peach salsa is great to snack on with tortilla chips it is always fun to use a salsa in another dish and top on my list was to place it in some quesadillas along with plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese! I gave the peaches a nice big dice so there would be large chunks of them just bursting in your mouth as you eat the quesadillas! I have to say that using peaches to make a slasa and then covering it in hot melted cheese is a great way to enjoy them!
These quesadillas are so easy to make and they kind of look like pizzas!
I served the chipotle peach quesadillas along with a simple guacamole for dipping.
Chipotle Peach Salsa Quesadillas
Smoky and spicy peach salsa quesadilla just bursting with summery freshness!
- 2 (6-8 inch) tortillas
- 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 1 cup chipotle peach salsa (see below)
- Heat a pan over medium heat, place a tortilla in the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese over the tortilla, followed by the peach salsa, the remaining cheese and tortilla.
- Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Chipotle Peach Salsa
A peach salsa that is the perfect combination of smoky heat and juicy sweetness.
- 4 peaches, diced
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo, chopped
- 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- salt to taste
- Mix everything together and enjoy!
Option: Grill the peach halves before dicing.
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