Macedonian Quesadillas

macedonian quesadillas

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. 😉

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
15 mins


Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 200 kcal
  • 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
  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Add in the chopped tomato and pepper strips; cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.

  3. Divide mixture between 4 flour tortillas.

  4. Top with shredded grilled chicken and feta.

  5. Serve with hot sauce. 

Recipe Notes

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.

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60 Responses
  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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 !

  8. 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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