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Greek quesadillas are the ultimate in fast and easy dinner ideas! The delicious filling features spinach, red pepper, olives and feta cheese.

Greek quesadillas

Though we love spending time in our kitchen, most weeknights we’re not up for much of a challenge. We generally save our cooking adventures for the weekend (though sometimes we find some unexpected mid-week inspiration!). Here’s some mid-week inspiration for a dish that’s incredibly easy to put together, but seems inspiring none the less. (And, you can capitalize on local winter greens, if they’re readily available in your area!)

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Making Greek quesadillas

Quesadillas are a common go-to meal for us, but we’d never tried them with Mediterranean flavors. Turns out the quesadilla lends itself well to ethnic interpretations (much like our experiments with Mexican and Greek pizza). We can’t wait to try some new countries – but for now, Greece certainly does the trick!

Greek quesadillas

The recipe below includes the ingredients that we used, but it is easy to customize to your pantry ingredients and individual tastes. We found the most essential ingredients for the Mediterranean taste were the feta cheese, oregano, and red onion, so we’d recommend keeping those. But, if you are opposed to olives like one of our taste testers, you can feel comfortable that you will not be missing too much of the flavor! They’re one of our favorite easy dinner ideas: let us know if you try them in the comments below.

Greek quesadillas

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This Greek quesadillas recipe is vegetarian. For gluten-free, use gluten-free tortillas.

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Greek Quesadillas


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Greek quesadillas are the ultimate in fast and easy dinner ideas! The delicious filling features spinach, red pepper, olives and feta cheese.


Ingredients

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  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar
  • ½ cup Kalamata or black olives
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh chopped oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the spinach. Thinly slice the red onion, roasted red peppers and olives. Chop the fresh oregano (if using).
  2. For each quesadilla, place a tortilla on a plate and evenly spread with ¼ of the spinach, red onion, roasted red peppers, black olives, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, and oregano. Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes (if using).
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet* over medium heat for a few minutes. Place the loaded tortilla on the griddle and place another tortilla on top. Cook until browned on the bottom, then flip and cook until browned on the other side, a few minutes per side.
  4. Remove the tortilla and cut into wedges with a pizza cutter. If making several quesadillas at once, keep them warm in a 300°F oven.

Notes

Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens

*Alternative method: If you’ve cooking for a crowd, you can bake quesadillas in the oven.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek inspired

Keywords: Greek quesadillas, Easy Greek recipes, Fast Dinner Ideas, Easy Dinner Ideas

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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53 Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea. These look so amazing, I can’t wait to try them! The moment I saw the name in my reader, they were bookmarked before I had even read your post :)

  2. This looks so great! I cant eat spicy food anymore, and I miss mexican food SO MUCH but this seems like a great alternitive (if not better!). Thanks again!

  3. I love Greek flavors, but have never cooked a Greek recipe, believe it or not. This recipe might be a good way for me to get my feet wet through the all-too-familiar vehicle of a quesadilla. Thanks!

  4. Great recipe! I love making quesadillas with less traditional fillings, and these sound really delicious! Thanks for sharing – I will definitely have to try this out! :)

  5. Wow! These look delicious – I’d never really thought about making quesidillas inspired by countries other than Mexico so now a whole realm of possibility is opened!

  6. I love the twist on Quesadilla and making them Mediterranean. It’s great when you make something quick and easy and it still be equally satisfying as a time consuming meal :). Great recipe Sonja!

    1. I top it with a couple spinach leaves, cucumber sauce, red onion sliced thinly and an olive! Voila

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