Enjoy the last of summer peaches with this summer-inspired twist on an easy weeknight dinner classic!
Can you believe August is almost over?! I’m seriously having trouble processing that soon the warm weather will be gone. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be all about the boot-life and apple/pumpkin-everything, but I’m going to miss sitting outside at lunch, reading and soaking up the sun. I’m also going to miss juicy Colorado peaches.
While I’ve never had a Georgia peach in Georgia, I feel pretty confident saying that Colorado has some of the best peaches in the country. Seriously, these things are like candy. And because they’re so good, Bry and I bought a huge bag from the Union Station’s farmer’s market the other weekend. The first couple days we were eating so many peaches, but then the work week came and the peaches got forgotten about in their cute little bag. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of peeling them to make them more freezer-friendly, so instead I decided to chop them up and throw them into a quesadilla. Such a good decision.
Now, fresh peaches are very important for this recipe, but the other key ingredient is a good fruit-infused olive oil. I know infused oils can be pricy, but trust me when I say they are 100% worth it! Not only do they help cut down on the need for salt, but they add such an interesting dimension of flavor. I used an orange olive oil, as I’ve found the subtle orange flavor goes really well with Mexican spices. But I think any bright fruit flavor would work, such as peach or pineapple.
As with all quesadillas, these are super versatile. While I used zucchini, you can throw in any veggie that you have in the fridge or that you find at the farmer’s market.
One exciting part about September coming up soon is that means our Norway trip is just around the corner! Bry and I had a 24-hr layover in Oslo two years ago and fell so in love with the city, but I’m anxious to get to know more about where my relatives came from and explore the terrain. I’ve been looking through so many Norwegian food blogs, trying to find any little hints about where to eat or what foods to look for in their grocery stores over there. BUT if any of you have been and have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
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Never thought to put peaches in a quesadilla, but now I will be trying it. This quesadilla is GORGEOUS!
They’re so good in Mexican food in general I think – peach salsa is my jam during the summer 😉 Thanks Jenny and hope you give it a try!
Sounds super delish! So fitting for peach season!
Thanks Emily 🙂