A Mediterranean Twist on Quesadillas with Salsa and Sour Cream


Did you know I like this little cheese called goat cheese? Probably not.  I mean, it’s not like I *ever* post recipes about it or anything like that…

I know that most people (myself included) think of quesadillas as Mexican, but it’s nice to switch up the filling or accompaniments every once in a while to create something different. I was feeling Mediterranean food one night, and was originally going to make myself a grilled chicken salad, but that sounded boring.  Then I was thinking a tahini yogurt dressing would be slightly less boring, but I didn’t have any pitas (and I love my carbs).  I remembered I had these tortillas sitting in my freezer, and decided I would do a spin on quesadillas with salsa and sour cream.

The quesadillas are filled very simply with chicken breast and goat cheese. The salsa is a cucumber-tomato-olive-onion relish with a really simple-and-not-too-liquidy olive oil and balsamic dressing. You can cut the cucumbers and tomatoes into a smaller dice to make this more salsa-like, but I didn’t really have the patience that night.  The sour cream is a tahini-yogurt sauce that I like on pretty much everything.

These are a bit sloppy to eat (and cutting the relish into a smaller dice would help), but they are delicious. The flavors are pretty simple but they play off each other well, and the relish and tahini sauce are so cool and refreshing. This is a great twist on your standard quesadilla, without being much more time consuming or difficult to make.


A Mediterranean Twist on Quesadillas with Salsa and Sour Cream

11 thoughts on “A Mediterranean Twist on Quesadillas with Salsa and Sour Cream

  1. Love, love, love this…as someone who enjoys Mexican food but LOVES Mediterranean, this is perfect for me 🙂

    Btw will you be participating in the 2nd Annual O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Contest at my blog and at Ms Adventures in Italy again this year? You have until Sept 28th to come up with a fab O recipe…and there are prizes including signed copies of Gina DePalma’s Dolce Italiano and Mario Batali’s Molto Italiano 😀

    If you can’t participate, feel free to spread the word–there’s a prize for that too!

  2. I love this Mediterranean twist on quesadillas. Who said there were any rules? Go for it! I think the flavours and ingredients really complement each other.

  3. This sounds like a great combo. And I don’t judge your goat cheesey ways at all 🙂 I think most savory dishes are better with goat cheese! Yum!

  4. Great combo Elly and whenever I get tortillas I always use what I have at home to use them and they are always delicious. I use katiki domokou instead of sour cream.

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