Protein Feta Quesadilla

I grew up between tacos, pozole, gyros, pastitsio, chancho en piedra, quesillo, burgers and hot dogs. This right here is, I suppose, a fusion of my childhood, blended with a pinch of my adulthood’s protein madness. It’s a quesadilla (pronounced keh-sa-DEE-yah, not kwe-sa-DEE-la, please) filled with feta and made with a protein tortilla. The feta quesadilla idea came to being before I can remember, when, upon opening our fridge, I found we were out of oaxaca, monterrey, AND mozzarella but, as always, had herculean amounts of freshly imported (straight from ‘the source’) Greek feta cheese. Really, it couldn’t be simpler. You just make the tortilla, fill it up, fold in half, press it onto a nonstick, and eat it with blissful adoration.


1 tablespoon psyllium husks
1 tablespoon pea protein
1/2 tablespoon wheatbran
1 cup liquid egg whites
30g Feta cheese


1. Make tortilla with psyllium husks, pea protein, wheatbran, and liquid egg whites by blending together and frying in a pan.

2. Fill them with feta cheese, flip them over in the pan, and press them down to melt the cheese.

Macros per Serving (out of 1):

8g fat
7g carbs (2g sugars/4.2g fiber)
28g protein

I ended up with three medium sized tortillas and filled two of them with 15g of feta, each (the other one I ate with houmous and, oy! it too was delicious!).

Comments for This Entry

  • Chocolate Chilli Mango

    going to make these when I get back from holidays … really love this recipe. would be super awesome with hummus!!! hopefully also great with quark for the feta-free like me :)) love a healthy twist on a traditional food.
    You know, your posts and recipes just keep getting better and better. Keep it up, it’s all fab!

    August 31, 2011 at 8:14 am | Reply to this comment

  • Angelina

    I’m new on your blog and just want to congratulate you, you’ve doing a great job here with lots good ideas. I am also always making some experiments with the protein.
    Already I made some of your recipes and tasted wonderful :D Thanks a lot!
    Are you from Mexico? I’m just guessing that because you mentioned you grew up btw tacos, pozole, etc and that sounds so familiar to me cos I’m mexican

    August 31, 2011 at 8:38 am | Reply to this comment

  • Ana

    I will make this! Have you tried using rice protein instead of the pea protein? I have that so I might try using it. Also, I will load mine with goat cheese, can’t wait! Yum!!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Anna

    I have indeed! it works wonders with rice protein as well :-) and mmm goat cheese! :-D Thanks Viviane and Angelina :-) I’m so happy to hear that my recipes live on in different ways (and kitchens!) It’s what it’s all about at the end! spreading ideas and a love for (protein) food :-)))) Angelina, I’m part Mexican, lived in DF for a few years when I was little and oo how I love Mexican food! Thankfully I go back pretty regularly (to reload the system with mmmm nopales mmm queso panela mmmm aguacates y aaa papaya!!! hehe)

    September 1, 2011 at 8:04 am | Reply to this comment

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