Show Subscription Form




Shrimp Quesadilla Recipe

Publisher Photo
Quick and simple enough for any weekday, this dish boasts a refreshing flavor special enough for guests. Serve with salsa on the side and a frosty smoothie, if you like. Tiffany Bryson-San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 4 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla equals 333 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir onion and jalapeno until tender. Add the shrimp, cumin and pepper; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in tomato.
  2. Coat the same skillet with cooking spray; add one tortilla. Top with half of cheese, half of shrimp mixture and one tortilla. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; remove. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese and shrimp mixture, spraying pan as needed. Cut into wedges. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Shrimp Quesadillas in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla equals 333 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 181 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Shrimp Quesadilla

AVERAGE RATING
   (1)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (1)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT