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Greek Quesadillas Cooking View

We love Mexican food.  We love Greek food.  Why have I never thought to combine the two?  Probably because I incorrectly assumed that they could not be successfully blended.  Well, I stand corrected.  Since a quesadilla is essentially a sandwich, it is just as highly adaptable as a sandwich can be.  You can fill them with pretty much whatever you like.  We generally stick to the usual suspects – chicken, veggies, Mexican spices, and of course cheese.  But when I saw this idea for a quesadilla containing the Greek flavors I love so much…well, I don’t think I’ve ever saved a recipe so fast in my life.  We enjoyed this as a meatless entree, but you could add chopped chicken or shrimp if you require something more.  I made tzatziki sauce for dipping and then we repurposed it the following night with the fabulous chicken gyros.  So, that was two home run dinners in a row.  I highly recommend the pairing :)  The version below contains estimate quantities since you can use as much or as little of an ingredient as you prefer.  It’s pretty hard to go wrong here!

Greek Quesadillas
Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients

4 large (10-inch) whole wheat tortillas
Olive oil
Fresh spinach leaves, chopped (about 2 cups)
Diced red onion (about ½ cup)
Roasted red peppers, chopped
Oven-dried tomatoes
Sliced black olives
Mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1-1½ cups)
Crumbled feta cheese (about 2/3 cup)
Oregano (dried or fresh)
Red pepper flakes

Cooking View

Directions

  • Place tortillas on a work surface.  Very lightly brush one side of each tortilla with olive oil and flip over so the oiled side is facing down.  Sprinkle the chopped spinach leaves over half of each tortilla, leaving a small rim around the edge.  Layer in a similar fashion with red onion, roasted red pepper, tomatoes, olives, cheeses, oregano, and red pepper flakes as desired.  Fold over the bare half of each tortilla, enclosing the fillings.

  • Warm a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat and if needed, lightly oil the cooking surface.  Carefully place assembled quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until each side is golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Slice into triangles and serve warm.

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  • http://twitter.com/jillianmanger Jillian Manger

    This looks so good! My husband and I usually do Gruyère, chicken, and mushroom quesadillas, but this will definitely be what we try next time!

  • http://www.blognewblack.com/ Blog is the New Black

    I saw this recipe (well, a similar one!) in a magazine recently and made it… so simple and delicious! I’m a sucker for feta.

  • Sara{wherethecookiesare}

    Oh, yes. These look delicious. You’re right! It’s an unexpected combo, but it seems to work great! We’re big quesadilla fans too!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Mmm the perfect combination of flavours for a quesadilla! Yum!

  • Maria

    These look delicious! I love Greek pizza, so why not Greek quesadillas? :)

  • http://tideandthyme.com/ Laura

    Totally making these for lunch one day! Always have these ingredients on hand. Annnd, I just happen to have pitas on the menu this week. Meant to be, my dear. Meant to be!

  • Anonymous

    My Mr will FLIP over these!! Thanks!

  • Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables

    yum! we just got a quesadilla maker and I have been looking for some more fun, creative ideas for it!

  • http://fourandtwentyblackberries.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth

    Looks delicious!!

  • http://www.thelifeofawife.com/ sherri lynn

    Quesadillas are one of my favorite dinners! This variation sounds delicious!

  • Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner)

    ooo they look delicious!! I love putting a different spin on something like quesadillas, especially when they can be inspired from a different part of the world!

  • Thekitchwitch

    Those look awesome! I love all Greek flavors, so these are definitely getting a try at my house!

  • The Hungry Housewife

    These sounds perfect! I love all Greek flavors!

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com/ Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    These look delicious! Such an innovative idea!

  • http://theavidappetite.com/ Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I really love quesadillas for a nice, quick and easy weeknight dinner! Plus, I love taking half for lunch the day after.

  • Anonymous

    Ohhhhh!!!! I love it too! And awesome that you have a tzatziki recipe! Good find, Annie!!!

  • http://www.chocolateandchillies.blogspot.com/ Asiya

    Great idea!

  • http://www.apotofteaandabiscuit.blogspot.com/ Sylvie (A Pot of Tea)

    What a great idea to turn a quesadilla into a Greek feast.

  • http://www.madeinsonoma.com/ Kelli H

    Great idea! Sounds super delicious!

  • Anonymous

    We love, love love quesadillas. In fact, when we use to live 5 minutes from our job we would go home on our lunch break and make quesadillas. Even though we’ve somewhat curbed our quesadilla intake, these might have to make an appearance soon!

  • http://twitter.com/R_Atwood Rachel Atwood

    Greek and Mexican are probably my top 2 favorite foods, so this is perfect!! :)

  • http://atthepatisserie.wordpress.com/ Ann P.

    quesadillas are my favorite quick lunch to make. This is an awesome twist one something that was getting a little tired and old! Long live the quesadilla!

  • Maria

    I am glad you all love my country’s cuisine! I love your work…I visit your blog every single day!!The combination of tzatziki and gyros is fantastic…I would suggest you try it with parsley next time…lots of love from Greece :D

  • http://frugalfoodiefamily.com/ Kelly Hartman

    Genius! What a spectacular idea! I’m pretty sure I could never be dairy free…no fun :)
    K

  • http://smellslikebrownies.com/ Melissa H

    Holy moly, can’t wait to make these! And I already have all the ingredients on hand! What a perfect dinner idea.

  • christy robinson

    Oh these are little piece of heaven! I love Greek food…I’m so glad you shared this one!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com/ Jennifer

    Oh these look so delicious! I love quesadillas! I am going to make these for sure!

  • http://www.therecipecode.com/ Zee

    this looks soo tempting!

  • Melissa@Kids in the Sink

    Mmmm! I just happen to have some feta in the fridge that needs to be used up. I haven’t found a good whole wheat tortilla that doesn’t crumble and fall apart. What brand do you use? Have you tried making a whole wheat version of your homemade tortillas? I’m sure they would be amazing!

  • Judy Johnson

    Wow….I love quesadillas and Greek food! Thanks for this post!

  • http://woodstockwardrobe.com/ Dana

    These look so great!

  • CharlesR57

    Annie: This is a great idea!

    I love Greek.
    Mexican and the heat tend to disagree with me, but i’ll be able to eat these.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Charlie

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t but if you read through the comments on that post, I believe another reader recently used part wheat flour with great success. I don’t remember what brand I purchased and don’t have one that I’m loyal to (yet).

  • Anja

    Annie, I am from Germany and I love love love your blog. I bought myself cup measurements after spending a year in the US and now I use them for cooking and baking the goodies you post!

    I tried the Greek Quesadillas yesterday and what can I say: my hubby and I were in love! We both love Mexican and Greek food and this was so easy to make!

    Thanks so much for sharing,
    A huge fan from Germany,
    Anja

  • Anonymous

    I am so glad! Thanks for reading :)

  • Nanci

    Just made these for dinner! OMG so easy and so delicious, just found another veggie dinner to add to the weekly rotation. Looking forward to using leftover ingredients for lunch tomorrow!

  • http://www.CookingCreation.com/ Cooking Creation

    This looks amazing!!

  • CathySchwenning

    I am really excited to try this!!

  • Vanessa

    Tried these tonight, and they were terrific! Those oven-dried tomatoes …. *swoon*
    Husband said they “can go into the rotation.” High praise indeed :)

  • Vanessa

    Melissa, Mission makes a multi-grain wrap – first ingredient listed is “whole wheat flour” – that’s quite soft and flexible. I used them tonight and they worked beautifully

  • Lindy

    SO delicious and healthy!! Just made these and the tzatzki sauce for me and Sonoma and we both loved it! Thanks for such a great recipe :)

  • annieseats

    Aw, yay!

  • http://gravytraining.wordpress.com/ Karen

    I’ve also had a lot of success with Mission whole wheat flour tortillas. They’re very flexible and taste great too!

  • http://gravytraining.wordpress.com/ Karen

    I rarely repeat recipes but I’ve made these quesadillas twice in the last month or two. So delicious! This is one of my new favorite vegetarian meals! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000699581726 Facebook User

    I’ve been wanting to do this because we too love Mexican AND Greek,
    yet never combined the two. Thanks for posting a recipe – I’m including
    it in my meal plan for next week!

  • Helena

    I made your Greek veggie wraps last week and enjoyed them so much that I had to make these. They got rave reviews all round.