Shrimp Quesadillas with Cilantro and Lime


These shrimp quesadillas are perfect as a lunch, dinner, or snack. What a great way to use up fresh herbs and serve up a wholesome treat!

Shrimp Quesadillas with Cilantro and Lime
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 quesadillas


  • ¼ (16 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

  • 2 small limes, juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • 8 large shrimp - peeled, deveined, and chopped into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ¼ small onion, minced

  • 4 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Combine roasted red peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and chili powder in a shallow dish. Toss chopped shrimp in the lime mixture. Chill in the refrigerator.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Saute onion in the hot oil until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and lime mixture and saute until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove mixture from the skillet.

  3. Assemble quesadillas by placing shrimp mixture and Mexican cheese in between 2 tortillas.

  4. Heat tortillas in the skillet over medium-low heat until cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Cut quesadillas into bite-sized segments and serve.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute any cheese of your choice for the Mexican cheese blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
24g Fat
66g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1083mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 50mg 252%
Calcium 308mg 24%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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