Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa

Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!

Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!

I was very impressed with the melting factor of Cabot’s 75% reduced fat cheddar. I will definitely be buying it again for other recipes. I shredded it in my mini food chopper. The reduced fat Pepper Jack cheese would be an amazing option as well.

Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!
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Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa

10
Freestyle Points
307.5
Calories
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Mexican
Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!

Ingredients

  • 16 large shrimp, cleaned and deviened
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 6 oz Cabot's 75% Light Vermont Cheddar, shredded
  • 8 6" low carb whole wheat flour tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory)

For the Tomato Avocado Salsa:

  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red onion, finely minced

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Season shrimp with salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Lightly spray a hot skillet on medium heat with cooking spray, add shrimp and scallions. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until shrimp is cooked though.
  • Remove from heat and cut shrimp in half lengthwise, set aside.
  • Heat skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with oil.
  • Add tortilla, top with 1.5 oz cheese, 8 shrimp halves, and tomato avocado salsa. When the cheese is melted and the bottom of the tortilla is golden brown, place the other tortilla on top.
  • Put a plate on top of the quesadilla to flip it over onto the plate. Then slide the other side onto the skillet.
  • Cook another minute and remove with a spatula.
  • Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla, Calories: 307.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 27.5g, Protein: 29.5g, Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 18g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 10
Points +: 8