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Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa

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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 Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa

4.50 from 2 votes
13
Cals:307.5
Protein:29.5
Carbs:27.5
Fat:16
Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Shrimp, avocados and melted cheese, what a combination!
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 quesadilla

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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 quesadilla, Calories: 307.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 27.5 g, Protein: 29.5 g, Fat: 16 g, Fiber: 18 g

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72 comments on “Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa”

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    Mom Taxi Julie

    I was just coming here to say what Kelly said, had to come back for the rest of the directions/ingredients.

  2. How much do 16 large shrimp weigh? I plan on making this tomorrow night BUT I only have 1/2 a pound of small shrimp in my freezer. Do you think I'll need more??

    -Whitney

  3. I made these tonight for my husband and myself – they're fantastic! He's really picky about quesadillas, too – he loves the greasy, fatty quesadillas you get at Mexican restaurants, so I wasn't sure if he'd like these. But he loved them (and so did I). I didn't tell him that I used low carb whole wheat tortillas (I use the ones from Trader Joe's, only 45 calories each) and low fat cheese, and he didn't even notice. Success! Thanks for the great recipes.

  4. This looks amazing!!
    I've recently discovered skinny taste and I find myself making ALL my meals from it! Haven't found a bad recipe yet šŸ™‚

  5. Just made these for lunch and felt compelled to pass along my husband's comments. He isn't a picky eater, but he is critical of flavor combinations. With that said, he gave these 10 out of 10 points! (I honestly don't think that has happened before.) He said the flavors were well balanced, and he enjoyed the citrus flavor from the lime. Nothing to add, nothing to take away. Just a perfect recipe.

    BUT, like others have mentioned, it's hard to eat more than one. These things are filling!! Guess we're going to have to find another use for 1/2 an avocado so we can half the recipe.

    Thanks, Gina, for knocking this one out of the park!

  6. Hands down the best quesadillas I have ever had. You have quite a gift of coming up with these recipes! Thanks so much!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    La tortilla factory is 1 point for 2 tortillas if I remember correctly. It's hard to find a tortilla as low in points.

  8. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious, and very filling. Thanks Gina!
    I used Nature's Promise whole wheat tortillas, and when I put it into recipe builder I got 13 points-plus per serving. All the other ingredients were the same. How many points-plus are the La Tortilla Factory tortillas? I remember I bought them once and now I can't find them!

    -September

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Chicken would be great! I also have a recipe for chicken quesadillas if you want to look it up.

  10. These look so delicious, but unfortunately I am allergic to shrimp šŸ™ But I LOVE the idea of the avocado salsa, do you think the quesadillas would still taste good if I substituted roasted or grilled chicken? I'm assuming it would add a point or so per serving, but just wondering if you thought it would taste ok. Thanks!!

  11. Made this last night, so good!!! This will definitely be part of my regular rotation! Thanks for sharing it!

  12. I was doing it for separate ingredients. If all together its 8 pts+ Im going with it! I gave this recipe as well as your website to my eeting and everyone was very excited! Better than a Mexican restaurant!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Just updated points plus and I got 8 points plus. I don't calculate it separate, did you put this in recipe builder?

  14. This recipe is to die for, it's my all time favorite, but when I calculate it im getting 10 pointsplus. What am I doing wrong? Im assuming each serving gets 1/4 avacado which is 3 pts+ 2 tortillas which is 4 pts+ 4 shrimp which is 1 pts+ and the cheese is 2 pts+ Please let me know how to make this 7 or 8 pts+ because I love it! Thanks Gina!

  15. The recipe doesn't say how much cumin or garlic powder to use. Can you tell me how much? Thanks. šŸ™‚

  16. I made this the other night with a whole wheat weight watchers pita (since I didn't have an tortillas on hand) and it was incredible! Mmmm nothing like a low fat tasty quesadilla! Even my boyfriend who is down on health food loved it!

  17. Fabulous! It was a hit with the whole family. It really was a taste sensation.
    I wound up using Mission Carb Balance. I couldnt find any of the 1 pt tortillas. I live in Nassau County, where can you find La Tortilla Factory?

  18. Made this last night! It was delicious! My 13 yr old daughter loved it and cleaned her plate!!! Thanks Gina!!

  19. These are delicious. Nice and cheesy and very filling! My husband is becoming a Gina fan too now because I make all these yummy meals for him. šŸ˜‰

  20. These were perfect! So fresh and tasty! I have the turkey stuffed peppers and banana cream pie on the menu for tonight….your recipes are amazing!