Mealtime Monday: The Dreaded Cheese Quesadilla

Cheese Quesadilla Roatan Honduras

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!

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One response to “Mealtime Monday: The Dreaded Cheese Quesadilla

  1. Cheese quesadilla really takes the cake on sad vegetarian options. Other times, I am offered side dishes as a meal, like “hey, there’s some potato salad. You can eat that”.

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