Not too long ago I discovered these at a pub on Sparks Street in Ottawa Canada. They were absolutely delicious so I decided to try them out at home. I did both with regular flour tortillas and whole wheat pita bread. With the feta and olives it’s like a greek salad in a Quesadilla.
Ingredients for each Quesadilla
1/4 cup of shredded Mozzarella or Cheddar (I used Dorset English Cheddar)
1/4 cup of crumbled Feta
1/4 cup of shredded Goat Cheese
1/2 Green Pepper cut in Julienne Strips
Hot Pepper Sauce (I used Louisiana Style)
2 Large Whole Wheat Pita or Flour Tortillas (I used the Pitas)
1/4 cup of shredded spinach or lettuce greens
On one of the whole wheat pita put the feta, plum tomatoes, and black olives. Shredded greens are optional Top this with the shredded cheddar. This will melt during cooking and basically glue the pita together.
Heat the vegetable oil on a medium heat setting. Not too hot because we will have to cook the Quesadilla slowly to avoid burning the bread. The feta melts slowly so this is important.
On another pita put the feta, green peppers and hot sauce. Put this pita together with the first to form the single Quesadilla. Press it together a little then slide it into your frying pan.
Cook it slowly on medium heat checking often to make sure it doesn’t burn. Press it together as you begin to the see the cheddar melt. When you see the Pita is beginning to turn a golden brown underneath you can flip it to cook the other side. Again with the second side be careful not to burn and add a little more oil if necessary.
Enjoy with sour cream for dipping.
Here is a photo of Sparks Street I took recently on Canada Day