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Spinach and Feta Quesadillas

Spinach and Feta Quesadillas

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I have really been into the Greek style spinach and feta combo with fresh herbs such as dill and mint ever since I discovered spanakopita, a Greek spinach pie. I have been remaking those flavours into various different dishes with one of my more recent creations being in the form of a spinach and feta lasagna that was a real hit. I have a fairly long list of different ways that I want to try using the spinach and feta combo and the next one on my list was quesadillas. Quesadillas are great for creating fusion dishes where all you have to do is fill them with the flavours and ingredients from another culture. At their base quesadillas are a crispy toasted tortillas with a cheesy filling and I figured that a spinach and feta filling would work in quesadilla form with a bit of cheese that melts well to hold everything together. For the recipe, I went with a simple spinach, feta and herb mixture and my first choice for the cheese that melts well would be a Greek one such as kasseri but you could easily use mozzarella or some monterrey jack. The spinach and feta quesadillas did not disappoint! The spinach, feta and herb filling was so good all wrapped in melted cheese and warm, crispy tortillas!

Spinach and Feta Quesadillas

Quesadillas inspired by the flavours of spanakopita, Greek spinach pie with spinach, fresh herbs, feta and plenty of melted cheese.


Servings: makes 1 quesadilla

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup packed spinach, steamed and squeezed to drain
  • 1 tablespoon herbs (a combination of mint, dill and parsley), chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons feta, crumbled
  • 2 (8 inch) tortillas
  • 1 cup handfuls kasseri or mozzarella, shredded
Directions
  1. Mix the spinach, herbs, green onions and feta in a bowl.
  2. Melt a touch of butter in a pan.
  3. Place a tortilla into the pan, swirl it around in the butter and repeat with the second tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle half of the cheese on the tortilla followed by the filling, the remaining cheese and finally the other tortilla.
  5. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side. (Tip: To easily flip the quesadilla place a plate onto the quesadilla in the pan and flip it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan.)

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65 comments:

Rambling Tart said...

Oh my. These are to die for. I'm buying feta tomorrow. :-)

poppyseed said...

They look really good and great photography!

Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat said...

You know what would be really good in that? Apples. Some nice slices of Fugi or Braeburn. They would add a nice tart crisp element to go with the salty sharp feta and earthy spinach.

Jenn said...

I've just started making my own tortillasI think up next would be to cook up some delicious quesdadillas.

Rachael said...

This looks soooo yummy. I think I will be making this tomorrow!

Bridgett said...

These look heavenly with the oozing feta. I would be instantly addicted.

Sophie said...

I never tasted or ate quesidilla's in my life before but that's going to change from now on!!

They look so tasty, Kevin!! Thanks!

TaraTakesTheCake said...

I have been making open faced sandwiches lately and I made one with spinach, caramelized onions and gorgonzola yesterday and couldnt help but wish I had used feta instead! (I'm not a big blue cheese fan)

something about the combo of spinach, feta and greek fresh herbs...YUM! I'll be making this very very soon

Stella Bella said...

I just made it for my tea! Thanks so much for this lovely recipe! :D

5 stars! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Totally scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cherine said...

Your quesadillas are mouth-watering!!!

Joanne said...

I love the dripping melting cheese you've got going on there. The hallmark of a good quesadilla.

PBandJargon said...

Looks great! Perfect way to satisfy my spanakopita craving when I don't want to deal with phyllo!

Nicole said...

These are on the menu for this weekend. They look scrumptious!! Thanks for posting.

Cara said...

Looks like yet another delicious treat!

FoodTravelDiva said...

Wow, Kevin! you've really outdone ourself with this one! Mmmm mmm mmm love it when a photo makes me drool!

Dawn said...

outstanding kevin. I will try these minus the mint and maybe add a bit of kalmata olives. wonderful creation here.

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great quesadilla. I love the balance of the milder cheese against the feta. I imagine that still allows for a nice punch of saltiness to come through, but without overwhelming the spinach.

Monika said...

I'm a huge spinach and feta fan; I've always wanted to make spanikopita, but I'm still terrified of puff pastry...this recipe might be the way to ease myself in!

Anonymous said...

I have a quesadilla maker and had wanted to more out of the ordinary things with it. I will definitely do this someday.

Pink Panda said...

Wow that looks really great. Yum!

purtiger said...

hmmmm

jose manuel said...

Están riquisimas las quesadillas. Un saludo desde ESpaña

Chris said...

Looks great, Kevin. I'm guessing that is 1/2 "cup" of spinach?

Anonymous said...

i would add mushrooms and artichokes!

phillfree said...

Wow I'm moving to Washington. Rambling Tart is beautiful.

EAT! said...

These quesedillas look amazing. I love when traditional combinations are presented in new ways.

Bellini Valli said...

I am always drawn to any food that reminds me of Greece. These look delicious Kevin.

tootie said...

I love Greek food, and I can't wait to give this a try! Looks so good!

meeso said...

Well, lets see... I love quesadillas, I love spinach, I love feta... this is PERFECT!

Jeanne @ Cooksister! said...

Oh Kevin, then you would LOVE visiting South Africa! We have quite a large Greek community and the spinach and feta combo has inflitrated every level of catering. My favourite pizza of all time was spinach, feta and bacon, served in a pizzeria in my home town. The quesadillas look awesome!

Dgrub said...

You quesadillas looks very good ... Spinach maybe a good idea for the veggie quesadillas . Here's a similarquesadillas recipe. Let us know what you think of it.

Claudia said...

Using "fresh" spinach these were really good!! I'm sorry to say that living in the "boonies" the way we do I can only get fresh dill and mint when mine is ready to harvest. So I will try them again. Oh, yes. I did add a pinch of hot pepper flakes. Yum.

jeggings said...

God, these look so delicious! I love everything with spinach and feta cheese. And garlic is a must. I'm making it tomorrow.

Megan said...

my question is...do you think this recipe would be good with Mozzarella? I'm not really the biggest fan of feta. or is there some other cheese you would recommend?

Kevin said...

Megan: There is already mozzarella in the recipe though it is more of a binder and it's flavour is a bit mild. I would say that you would want a stronger cheese in there if you are dropping the feta.

Anonymous said...

Looks great. I'm going to pair this with Tzatziki sauce for dipping and the roasted red pepper and feta rice dish, can't wait!

Riley said...

Hi Kevin,

I've just discovered your blog this week and already made two meals from it: this one and the spinach & feta fritters. I made the quesadillas last night (we're calling them 'spanakopidillas'!) and had leftovers for lunch tonight - what a great recipe idea! Of course, I tinkered with the recipe - instead of the herb mix I added nutmeg & garlic, and squeezed half a lemon over it, too. So tasty! You're doing a magnificent job with this blog - I look forward to keeping up with it.

Hong said...

Wow this recipe looks very yummy! I'm going to make some for lunch tomorrow.

Debbie said...

I found this photo on Pinterest! So glad I came by for the recipe. It looks so good. I will try it.

Maria said...

Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone - I enjoyed this recipe so much that I posted it on my blog about Mexican food and recipes at www.mexfoodrecipes.com with a link back to you. Stop by and check it out! Have a great day! Maria

@mexfoodrecipes

Charlotte Ferreux said...

Fantastic recipe! I have posted it on my community foodie blog. Hopefully you'll have the chance to come and check it out www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

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Rjforshort said...

Amazing! Tasted like restaurant cuisine! I sauteed fresh mushrooms and an onion along with a bag of fresh spinach leaves and mixed that with the feta and spices. We used monterey jack for the other cheese, they were fabulous! Found you on pinterest!

Kevin said...

Rjforshort: Mushrooms would definitely work in these quesadillas!

almostveg said...

I like the combination of feta and mozzarella - gets the tang and the gooeyiness together. Recently I made a zucchini and black bean quesadilla and a cauliflower quesadilla. Check them out at http://omnivore-almostveg.blogspot.com/

Carolyn A said...

I made these tonight! So good! I added chopped grilled chicken and served with Tzatziki. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Looks Delicious!

asiathinksthings.com said...

mmmhh, I ve never had quesadillas with spinach. Since spinach and feta make just perfect combination I will make it asap! :)

Emil said...

Quesadillas are yummie. Quesadillas with spinach are fantastic! Wunderful idea with feta and easy to make!

Anonymous said...

I make these often and love to add sun dried tomatoes to them too with some oregano! Yumm!!

Anonymous said...

I have spinach. I have feta. And mozzerella. And tortillas. I have dinner!!!! Thanks soooo much!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I want to pin this, and follow you on Pintrest, but it keeps telling me unauthorized?

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I want to pin this, and follow you on Pintrest, but it keeps telling me unauthorized?

thevalueofsparrows.com said...

These look incredibly delicious.

Anonymous said...

Can these be frozen and saved for later?

Anonymous said...

can these be frozen and saved for later?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Quesadillas are best straight from the pan. If you froze them, the tortillas would likely no longer be nice and crispy.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin!!!!!! I tried these last night. Didn't have feta so I used mozzarella with onions and fresh steamed spinach. Seemed a little bland so added garlic and thin slices of ham. Were edible, but the cheese must have been too mild. You are a great cook. Hope you get a bigger kitchen some day. You can come cook with me anytime.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: The mozzarella is there because it melts well and a quesadilla needs a nice melty cheese to hold together and the feta is there for the flavour.

Anonymous said...

I made these for dinner today - and my family LOVED it! It even won over my usually very picky mother. I sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic together before mixing it into the spinach, placed some fresh diced tomatoes on top and it proved to be a great combination!! The tortilla was crunchy and the inside so gooey - love this recipe!

Anonymous said...

SO GOOD OMG
we didn't have any green onions so we caramelized a regular onion and it was AMAZING mad props yo
also we put bacon on it :)
:) :) :) :) :) ;)

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Mushrooms and onions would go great in these and of course bacon makes everything better!

Anonymous said...

YUMMY! :D

louie carey said...

just finished making these, they are to die for!

louie carey said...

i just finished eating these, and they are to die for!

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