Get inspired in the kitchen and discover the Chef in You with this veggie-packed twist on a Mexican favorite. Le Petit Chef’s Fresh Veggie Quesadillas feature three premium ingredients from the Pure Flavor® Craft House Collection® you will absolutely love.

Cooking your own meals from scratch is always a rewarding experience that can bring all sorts of fresh flavors into your life. As you learn new recipes and techniques, you discover how much creativity plays a role in crafting meals your family and friends love.

ingredients for making veggie quesadillas on a table including Craft House long sweet peppers, shishito peppers and mini san marzano tomatoes in packaging

Pure Flavor’s® Craft House Collection® is here for aspiring at-home cooks who want to grow in their knowledge of cooking, expand their culinary horizons and create something completely fresh in the kitchen.

Through consultations with real professional chefs, Pure Flavor® developed this line with the goal of inspiring everyday people to get creative and make each breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dinner and dessert a memorable occasion.

In the past year, Americans have learned the value of making their own food at home. Not only is it more flavorful and healthier to make meals from scratch with fresh ingredients, but it is also a lot of fun!

The next generation of chefs is learning from their parents right now at home. This moment in time is bound to have a huge impact on the culinary world for years to come: there’s never been a better time to discover the Chef in You!

That’s where the Craft House Collection® comes in.

The collection is an exclusive club of premium, fresh greenhouse grown vegetables – to get into the club, they have to bring something truly unique to every dish.

Mini San Marzano Tomatoes are a premium cooking tomato with a rich heritage that began long ago in the region of San Marzano sul Sarno in Italy. They bring that sense of family heritage to a variety of vibrant dishes.

bowl of fresh homemade pico de gallo surrounded by green shishito peppers and bright red mini san marzano tomatoes

Aurora Long Sweet Peppers have a homegrown flavor that tastes like they’ve come fresh right out of the garden. Baby Eggplants, meanwhile, have a rich, smooth flavor that makes them a versatile ingredient to experiment with – especially with rustic dishes like Sicilian Caponata.

Finally, the latest addition to the lineup comes in the form of a mysterious little green pepper: the Japanese Shishito Pepper. They have a savory flavor that simply can’t be described – you have to try them to know! As Chef Rosemary Woods from the Grand Cantina says, “There’s nothing out there similar to them.” To add to their mystery, 1 in 10 Shishito Peppers have an elusive spark of heat.

If you’re really feeling inspired to make something delicious to eat, Le Petit Chef’s latest Fresh Veggie Quesadillas recipe is going to satisfy your craving for culinary creativity. It has three out of four Craft House ingredients – that means it’s packed with incredible, bold flavor.

In this vegetarian quesadillas recipe, you make a fresh pico de gallo totally from scratch using Craft House Shishito Peppers and Mini San Marzano Tomatoes. It’s the perfect topping to adorn the extra cheesy quesadillas, stuffed with roasted Aurora Long Sweet Peppers.

This recipe is incredibly simple to make, but a few expert flourishes will turn it into an outstanding, showstopping, Instagrammable feast.

To make Le Petit Chef’s recipe for Fresh Veggie Quesadillas, start by chopping up the fresh ingredients for your pico de gallo: Shishito Peppers, Mini San Marzano Tomatoes, onion and cilantro.

Stir these together in a bowl with lime juice and add a pinch of salt. Make sure you taste it and then add more cilantro, lime or salt if you feel it needs a little more. This is where you’ll soon learn that cooking is really an art form!

closeup profile view of stacked cheesy veggie quesadillas with pico de gallo on top

Then, place Aurora Long Sweet Peppers on a baking sheet directly under your oven broiler. Watch them closely and when they begin to blister, rotate them. Keep broiling until the peppers are charred on all sides.

Remove the peppers and place them in a sealed plastic bag. This is quick trick chefs use, but many people don’t know about. The humidity in the bag will cause the peppers to peel more easily, letting you get to the soft and savory flesh.

After ten minutes, you can open the bag and peel the peppers. Cut them open and remove the seeds before thinly slicing them.

For the quesadillas, spread Monterey Jack cheese on two tortillas. Layer on the sliced Long Sweet Peppers and then top each with another tortilla. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a knob of butter. Once the butter has melted, fry up your quesadillas and cook for two to three minutes per side.

Finally, remove the veggie quesadillas from the pan, slice into wedges and top with your fresh Shishito Pepper Pico de Gallo.

To see the full Fresh Veggie Quesadillas recipe, click here.

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