Quesadilla Salvadoreña

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Quesadilla salvadoreña
TypeSalvadoran cuisine, pound cake
Place of originEl Salvador
Region or stateNational
Main ingredientsflour, sugar, cheese

Quesadilla salvadoreña is a pan dulce, similar to a pound cake, made with rice flour and queso duro blanco and topped with sesame seeds, that is popular in El Salvador.[1][2][3] Queso duro blanco can be substituted with Parmesan cheese. It is commonly served with coffee as part of breakfast or as a snack. It is traditionally baked on Sunday mornings.[4]

By the 21st century the dish was increasingly found in US cities with large Salvadoran diaspora populations, such as San Antonio, New York, and Los Angeles.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Mastroanni, Anthony (May 13, 2021). "What Is Quesadilla Salvadoreña And What Does It Taste Like?". Mashed. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Salvadoran Quesadilla". Bon Appetit. Conde Naste. September 22, 2020. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  3. ^ Alas, Liseth (October 21, 2017). "10 varieties of Salvadoran sweet bread to taste with coffee". elsalvador.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "Quesadilla Salvadoreña". Atlas Media. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  5. ^ Esparza, Bill (December 3, 2015). "For National Pastry Day, Consider El Salvador's Sweet Quesadilla". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Elizarraras, Jessica (November 9, 2011). "Sweet treat: Quesadilla Salvadoreña". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  7. ^ Rodas Juarez, Celeste (September 29, 2021). "Los mejores restaurantes de América Latina y Centroamérica por menos de 20 dólares". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved October 18, 2021.

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