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Shrimp Quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 516kcal


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1 pound medium to small shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 1 small lime or ½ large lime more or less
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro optional
  • Toppings: sour cream salsa, guacamole


  • All ingredients ready? Let's begin!
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onions and bell peppers. Sauté until wilted, stirring often, and cooked through, approximately 7 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, and garlic powder to the onions and peppers. Warm through until the spices are fragrant.
  • Add the jalapeño peppers, shrimp, and lime juice to the pan and cook until the shrimp is just opaque, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp mixture to a bowl.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Return it to the heat and add a little bit of the remaining olive oil. Place a tortilla in the pan. Fill one half of the tortilla with some of the shrimp and vegetables. Top with 1/2 cup of the cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of minced cilantro.
  • Fold the empty side of the tortilla over the filling. Cook for about 4 minutes until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until the cheese melts and the tortilla is golden. Repeat until all the quesadillas are cooked. You can likely cook 2 at a time.
  • Serve the quesadillas with napkins and the toppings on the side.



Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 501mg | Iron: 3mg