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Ready for a quick, delightful twist on a classic snack? Our single serving Fruit Quesadilla is just the ticket! Imagine a warm tortilla enveloping a sweet and creamy mixture of ricotta and yogurt, bursting with the freshness of your favorite fruits. A final drizzle of honey adds just the right touch of sweetness. It’s a simple, yet wonderfully balanced treat that’s perfect for any time of the day.

Stepping out of the savory norm and into the sweet, this single serving Strawberry Quesadilla is a must-try. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s a delightful blend of creamy ricotta, yogurt, and fresh fruit all tucked inside a toasty tortilla, topped off with a drizzle of honey.

In search of more fruit-filled breakfast recipes? Explore our enormous Blueberry Muffin, cozy Baked Oatmeal, luscious berry-filled Dutch Baby, and fresh Apple Granola.

Why You’ll Love This Fruit Quesadilla Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe comes together in a snap, perfect for when you need a tasty snack without the fuss.
  • Healthy and Fresh: Packed with fresh fruits, it’s a nutritious option that doesn’t skimp on flavor.
  • Customizable: Easily adaptable to your fruit preferences or whatever you have on hand.
  • Perfect Anytime Snack: Ideal for a breakfast boost, a mid-day snack, or a sweet evening treat.
  • Kid-Friendly: A hit with all ages, it’s a fun way to get kids excited about fruit!

What Is A Fruit Quesadilla?

Typically, a quesadilla is a Mexican dish featuring cheese and other fillings sandwiched between two tortillas, then grilled or toasted. A fruit quesadilla, however, veers off the traditional route. It replaces the savory with the sweet, using fruits and often a type of cheese or yogurt as the filling. It can be enjoyed as a dessert, snack, or even breakfast.

Ingredients

honey, cheese, yogurt, vanilla, spices, fruit, and a tortilla on a brown wooden cutting board.

If you have any ingredients leftover from this fruit-filled quesadilla recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Yogurt: Use Greek yogurt for a thicker, protein-rich option, or regular yogurt for a smoother consistency. If you’ve got leftover yogurt, consider using it in Ambrosia, Overnight Oats, or a small batch of Tzatziki Sauce.
  • Ricotta Cheese: Adds a creamy texture. Swap it out with cream cheese or mascarpone for a different richness. Use any extra ricotta in Lasagna Rollups, Baked Ziti, or even a Ricotta Cookies!
  • Ground flaxseed: Flaxseeds are loaded with nutrients. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds a lovely flavor when mixed with the yogurt and ricotta but cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vanilla extract: Add a little bit of vanilla for fabulous flavor.
  • Honey: A touch of honey sweetens the spread wonderfully.
  • Tortilla: Use a plain, low-carb, or whole wheat tortilla. You can even use homemade tortillas. Extra tortillas can be used in Chicken Tacos, Buffalo Cauliflower, or a Southwest Wrap.
  • Strawberries: Feel free to replace the strawberries with fruits that are in season. Blueberries, sliced bananas, or peaches make wonderful additions or substitutions.

Recipe Variations

Experiment with these delightful twists to personalize your fruit quesadilla:

  • Chocolate Chip Fruit Quesadilla: Elevate your quesadilla by adding chocolate chips. This sweet addition creates a delightful contrast with the fresh fruit, perfect for those who love a chocolatey touch in their snacks.
  • Nut-Loaded Fruit Quesadilla: Introduce a crunchy element with your choice of nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans. This nutty upgrade not only adds texture but also an extra layer of flavor that nut enthusiasts will adore.
  • Tropical Fruit Quesadilla: Transform your quesadilla into a tropical treat by using fruits like mango, pineapple, or kiwi. This variation is ideal for those craving a taste of the tropics in their breakfast or snack.
  • Brie and Berry Quesadilla: Combine the creamy, savory flavor of brie cheese with the natural sweetness of berries. This fusion is a gourmet twist that’s sure to appeal to those who enjoy a sophisticated blend of sweet and savory.
  • Mixed Berry Quesadilla: For berry lovers, mix strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. This berry-centric version is a fruit lover’s dream, offering a variety of flavors and a visually appealing dish.
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How To Make A Fruit Quesadilla

The photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make a fruit quesadilla. See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, ricotta cheese, flaxseed, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.
yogurt, cinnamon and honey mixed together in one bowl
  1. Spread the yogurt mixture on the tortilla and top with the fruit.
slices of strawberries on a tortilla
  1. Fold the tortilla in half and place it in a baking dish.
a tortilla filled with fruit folded over in a baking dish.
  1. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and either eat whole or slice in half.
a fruit filled quesadilla sliced in half on a white plate

Expert Tips

  • Storing and Using Flax Seeds: Flax seeds are a nutritious addition to your pantry. They can spoil quickly, so it’s best to store them in the refrigerator. To make them digestible and to get the most benefit, grind them lightly before use. A coffee grinder works well for grinding small batches of 2-3 tablespoons. Ground flaxseed is a versatile ingredient – sprinkle it over salads, blend into smoothies, mix into yogurt, or add to oatmeal for a nutritious boost.
  • Fruit Selection for Quesadillas: Enhance your quesadilla with the freshest flavors by choosing seasonal fruits. They bring out the best in taste and nutrition. Don’t hesitate to use canned fruit as an alternative, especially if you’re looking for convenience or out-of-season options.
  • Lactose Intolerance Accommodations: If you’re avoiding lactose, there are great alternatives available. Substitute regular yogurt and ricotta with lactose-free or vegan varieties to enjoy your quesadilla without any discomfort.
  • Vegan Quesadilla Options: For a vegan-friendly version, opt for dairy-free yogurt and vegan cheese. Replace honey with a vegan sweetener of your choice. This ensures you still get the delightful flavors of a fruit quesadilla, while sticking to your vegan dietary preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Pair your fruit quesadilla with these delicious options for a more satisfying meal:

  • Pineapple Lime Jello Salad: Complement your quesadilla with a refreshing Pineapple Lime Jello Salad. This vibrant salad, with its sweet and tangy flavors, pairs wonderfully with the fruit quesadilla, offering a delightful contrast in textures and tastes.
  • Green Smoothie: Accompany your snack with a nourishing Green Smoothie. Blend up leafy greens like spinach or kale with fruits such as banana or pineapple, and a splash of juice. It’s a healthful, energizing drink that balances the sweetness of the quesadilla.
  • Breakfast Bowl: Create a hearty Breakfast Bowl as a side. Combine ingredients like eggs, sausage or bacon, and cheese. This bowl offers a protein-rich complement to the soft, fruity quesadilla.
  • Frittata: Serve your quesadilla with a warm Frittata. You can fill your frittata with vegetables, cheese, and herbs for a savory counterpoint to the sweet quesadilla. It’s a great way to incorporate more protein and veggies into your meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is baking a fruit quesadilla necessary?

Baking the quesadilla isn’t mandatory, but warming it up enhances the experience. Heating makes the tortilla slightly crispy and the warmth beautifully softens the fruits in the filling, intensifying their flavors.

Are flaxseeds essential in this fruit quesadilla recipe?

Flaxseeds aren’t strictly necessary, but they are a great addition for their nutritional benefits and thickening properties. If you opt out of using ground flaxseeds, consider reducing the yogurt to 1 tablespoon to maintain the right consistency. Alternatively, wheat germ can be used as a nutritious substitute.

Can I make a fruit quesadilla without ricotta?

Yes. Cream cheese or mascarpone are great alternatives.

Can I use frozen fruits in a fruit quesadilla?

Yes, just thaw them before adding to the quesadilla.

Can I make a fruit quesadilla ahead of time?

Best enjoyed fresh, but you can prep the filling in advance.

Is a fruit quesadilla suitable for kids?

Absolutely! It’s a fun and healthy snack kids love.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

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Fruit Quesadilla

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Enjoy a quick and healthy single serving Fruit Quesadilla, filled with creamy ricotta, yogurt, fresh fruits, and a sweet honey drizzle. Perfect for a nutritious snack or breakfast!

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 (8-inch) tortilla
  • 4 strawberries , sliced

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, ricotta cheese, flaxseed, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.
  • Spread the yogurt mixture on the tortilla and top with the strawberries.
  • Fold the tortilla in half and place in a baking dish.
  • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and either eat whole or slice in half.

Notes

Storing and Using Flax Seeds: Flax seeds are a nutritious addition to your pantry. They can spoil quickly, so it’s best to store them in the refrigerator. To make them digestible and to get the most benefit, grind them lightly before use. A coffee grinder works well for grinding small batches of 2-3 tablespoons. Ground flaxseed is a versatile ingredient – sprinkle it over salads, blend into smoothies, mix into yogurt, or add to oatmeal for a nutritious boost.
Fruit Selection for Quesadillas: Enhance your quesadilla with the freshest flavors by choosing seasonal fruits. They bring out the best in taste and nutrition. Don’t hesitate to use canned fruit as an alternative, especially if you’re looking for convenience or out-of-season options.
Lactose Intolerance Accommodations: If you’re avoiding lactose, there are great alternatives available. Substitute regular yogurt and ricotta with lactose-free or vegan varieties to enjoy your quesadilla without any discomfort.
Vegan Quesadilla Options: For a vegan-friendly version, opt for dairy-free yogurt and vegan cheese. Replace honey with a vegan sweetener of your choice. This ensures you still get the delightful flavors of a fruit quesadilla, while sticking to your vegan dietary preferences.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 148mg, Potassium: 180mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 7IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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5 Comments

  1. This was very good. I made it as written and was pleased that I could eat the whole thing in one sitting. I find so many of the recipes on this website are intended for at least 2 helpings. This did not look like a recipe that I could save half for later, so I was very pleased that it wasn’t too much for one helping.

  2. I’m typing this as I’m eating my fruit quesadilla, and it is SO good. It’s such a creative dish yet it was so quick and easy to make. I never would’ve thought of this so I’m very glad I stumbled upon this.
    I used cream cheese instead of ricotta because I didn’t have ricotta on hand, and used blueberries instead of strawberries for the same reason. So so good, will absolutely be making again.
    Although I thought the amount of sweetness was just right, I did dip my quesadilla into a little bit of sweetened condensed milk (I love La Lechera) just to give it a try, and it was delicious. Fantastic overall!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the quesadilla, Jazmin. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know.