Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas

Parmesan Shrimp Quesadillas
Jane Bruce


  • 2 Tablespoons  oil
  • 1 Teaspoon  cayenne
  •   Juice of 3 limes
  •  Dash of  salt
  • 1/2 Pound  shrimp
  • tomato, diced
  • shallots, diced
  • medium-sized tortillas
  • 1/2  avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/4 Pound  Parmesan, grated

Quesadillas often feel too heavy for the health-conscious. While this recipe may not be healthy per se, it at least adds a bit of complexity and brightness to a normally traditional dish. The shrimp and Parmesan create a quesadilla that will stand out from the pack.

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Add the oil, cayenne, lime juice, and salt to a pan and heat over high heat. Throw in the shrimp and cook until just barely cooked through, for 1-2 minutes.

Remove the shrimp from the pan. Add the tomatoes and shallots and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Take a flour tortilla and spread the half of the avocado on one half and half of the shallot and tomato mixture on the other. Spread half of the shrimp on top of the avocado, then add half of the cheese on top.

Preheat a grill pan over high heat.

Place the quesadilla on a grill pan cook for 1 minute on each side. Repeat with the other tortilla. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

662 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb

Daily value:



  • Fat 76g 116%
  • Carbs 81g 27%
  • Saturated 23g 117%
  • Fiber 21g 85%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 37g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 97g 193%
  • Cholesterol 442mg 147%
  • Sodium 2,039mg 85%
  • Calcium 1,665mg 166%
  • Magnesium 247mg 62%
  • Potassium 2,213mg 63%
  • Iron 6mg 35%
  • Zinc 8mg 56%
  • Phosphorus 1,618mg 231%
  • Vitamin A 335µg 37%
  • Vitamin C 96mg 161%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 23%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 38%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 55%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 169µg 42%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 23%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin K 56µg 70%
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