Macedonian Quesadillas

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A Macedonian summer dish without a tomato and a pepper is not a Macedonian dish. Add a crumble, or few, of sheep cheese (similar to feta), and it’s complete.

Take away those three ingredients and it’s someone else’s dish, not ours. 

Like many of you out there, I modify most of our meals to suit my family’s taste. You will probably never ever see my husband eating a traditional Mexican quesadilla, but you serve him a Macedonianized (that’s not a word, is it?) quesadilla and he is game! Same goes for my father, my mother, even myself.

But that’s the beauty of food; you can change it up any way you wish and it will always be delicious, especially to those whom you serve it to.

Or not.

I’m sure someone will disapprove – we all have a black sheep in the family. 😉


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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 200


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers sliced into strips, divided
  • 2 tomatoes chopped into 1-inch pieces, divided
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 8-inch Flour Tortillas
  • 2 chicken breasts shredded, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled sheep cheese or feta cheese divided
  • hot sauce


  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add in the chopped tomato and pepper strips; cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Divide mixture between 4 flour tortillas.
  • Top with shredded grilled chicken and feta.
  • Serve with hot sauce. 


WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 6
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 432mg18%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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60 Responses
  1. Kimby

    I’m adding “Macedonianized” to my vocabulary. 🙂 Great recipe and beautiful photos, too! (Visiting from The Culinary Lens “Thinker” party.)

  2. Mike@The Culinary Lens

    Thank you for sharing this at my link party. I just scrolled through the comments because I was sure I had commented on this before. I love one ethnicity varying another’s cuisine to make it it’s own. The great melting pot at it’s best

  3. Cheryl and Adam @

    Simple and delicious! We have quesadillas for lunch all the time thanks to our trusty panini press and this will be an absolute delight to add to the menu. Congrats on the Top 9, most well deserved!

  4. Hester aka The Chef Doc

    It’s just perfect, Kate 🙂 Happy anniversary to you and your husband! Ooh, and happy belated birthday to Ana 🙂 I hope you all have a lovely and celebratory weekend!

  5. Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    I must be Macedonian at heart because I think your quesadilla is fantastic 🙂 You’re absolutely right, that’s the beauty of food – making it your own and feeling the love when your family devours it! Congrats on the Top 9, Kate and have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Lauren

    Congratulations on the Top9! This looks amazing, I’ve never made quesadilla’s mexican or otherwise but these look great 🙂

  7. Elyse@ The Cultural Dish

    Quesadillas are so freakin good! I always get chicken ones when I am out at a restaurant but I really like how madeconianized them! 🙂

  8. Megan @ Pip and Ebby

    I love Mexican-style quesadillas, but these look delicious as well. I love the idea of banana peppers and feta in a quesadilla..

  9. Mike@The Culinary Lens

    I make quesadillas with whatever I have on hand quite often. These look si good and as others have said just sing of summer

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    That’s what I love about quesadillas, they are so customizable. I love your spin on them, sounds like a good combination.

  11. Baking Serendipity

    I absolutely approve 🙂 I think it’s interesting to look just at food that’s passed down from generation to generation and see how it’s changed to fit the palates of each. I know it’s happened in my family!

  12. Kristy

    What a flavorful quesadilla! I love it! It will make for a great change up to the usuals we have around here. 🙂

  13. 5 Star Foodie

    A perfect meal for the summer! I always have these ingredients on hand and will be sure to make this for my family, thanks!

  14. Vicki @ WITK

    My boyfriend wouldn’t eat a mexican quesadilla either, but I bet he would love this! Great flavors!

  15. Parsley Sage

    Genius! I fully support a move to Macedonianize all food. Especially if there’s sheep cheese. Buzzed 🙂

  16. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    :)) That was funny..:) I totally love this idea!!! Great recipe Kate, I could eat this for lunch and dinner any day of the week!:))

  17. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    Those peppers are making my mouth water and I love tomatoes + feta! These sound like a perfect dinner to me, your photos are beautiful too!

  18. Dee at Deelicious Sweets

    My family would be all over these! I took my daughter to Costco and she walked up to me with a huge box of feta and big ole puppy dog eyes. Now I have so many dishes I am making with feta. This will be added to our menu! Thanks Kate 🙂

  19. Michelle

    I love that you’ve interpreted quesadillas like this. I wonder if I could make Korean quesadillas? 😉

  20. Jenny @ Savour the Senses

    Yum I love quesodillas and peppers. This sounds delicious. Also I love that tabpe that you are photographing on! Is is a full table or is is just a piece? If it is a piece, where did you get a thing like that?

  21. Mary

    I came to see your citrus-berry terrine, which is gorgeous with the strawberries, by the way, but I got totally distracted by this! I don’t know anything about Macedonian food, but these sound amazing!

  22. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I love Mexican food and make quesadillas often. But I love the idea of switching it up, and using ingredients from a different part of the world – that is what makes food fun! Great pics!!!

  23. Lindsey@Lindselicious

    Love this spin on a quesadilla. I think it’s even healthier too- isn’t sheep and goats milk cheese less fatty than normal cheese? If it is not, lets just pretend it is. =) YUMMY!!!

  24. Elies_Lie

    Nice recipe kate!
    Yeah… I agree with u, thats the beauty of food… u can switch up with ur taste!
    I think I have to find the Tortillas first, but I want this for tom breakfast… nah, what should I do now? LOL
    Can I switch up the tortillas with “thin pancake”? 😀
    Btw, tq for sharing the recipe 😉

  25. Elin

    Kate… 🙂 I am sure your hubby loves your version of a mexican dish ! I love it though by the sound of it. I must learn how to make my own homemade flour tortillas first before I can make your macedonian quesadillas 🙂 Well done !

  26. Celia

    Love it! It’s so cool mixing different cultures’ flavor profiles and techniques. I wonder, though…perhaps you can switch one ingredient at a time, and before your husband knows it he’ll be eating a totally Mexican dish! 🙂

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