There are lots of great things you can do with a tortilla and few different ingredients, like a tlayuda from Oaxaca or gorditas from Zacatecas. Unfortunately there are also some not-great things you can do with a tortilla and a few different ingredients, like this cheese and vegetable quesadilla I was served in Roatan, Honduras. It’s like the cook intentionally set out to make the saddest-looking dish possible, with greasy tortillas covered in unexciting vegetables and cheese that looks like it came out of a squeeze bottle. This isn’t a problem limited to Latin America, however… the dreaded cheese quesadilla is often the only vegetarian option at low-end bars and pubs across North America. In fact, you often end up ordering “a chicken quesadilla without the chicken, please”, and not even getting a discounted price. The world is full of amazing vegetarian food, so take a stand against restaurants serving uninspired cheese quesadillas by taking your business elsewhere!
What is your least favorite vegetarian option to see on a menu? Let me know in the comments!