As much as we can, we try to make a point of cooking meals together. This is a way for us to spend time with each other while creating something new to keep us (our significant others and Lauren’s daughter) happy. While we feel like it is easy to continue perfecting our favorite recipes, sometimes we just love a good challenge. Especially one that requires us to go into the refrigerator and make a complete meal out of ingredients we already have on hand. This week, we took this particular challenge very seriously. We figured we couldn’t go wrong by making an old favorite … a quesadilla, but added unexpected ingredients to give this standard meal a Greek twist.

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Before just “winging it” we decided to do a quick Pinterest search and found this recipe that gave us just enough information to get started. We sprinkled mozzarella cheese on a flat tortilla and added these toppings for their delicious Greek flavors: sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and a touch of oregano.

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We then added a second tortilla to the top and cooked all together in a frying pan until golden brown. This was honestly so amazing. We really aren’t sure if we can make a plain quesadilla ever again.

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A traditional Israeli salad goes Greek with a bit of parsley, feta, and avocado. We dressed this delicious side dish with fresh lemon juice, EVOO, sea salt, and pepper. It was the perfect companion to our Greek quesadilla.

We truly love cooking Side by Side (when we have the time) and hope to share many more recipes that we create “on the fly” with all of you in the future. If you are looking for an appetizer idea for the Super Bowl this weekend, whip up a few of these Greek quesadillas and slice them like a pizza. Your guests will go crazy over them! We promise!


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