Avocado and Shrimp Quesadilla

Appetizers & Snacks

Avocado and Shrimp Quesadilla

Made with Monterey Jack cheese, onions, tomatoes and a blend of Mexican spices, these shrimp quesadillas are delicious for lunch or dinner or Sunday brunch. Slice into bite-sized wedges and serve with salsa, quesadillas are the perfect party food.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t. chipotle chile powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 T. minced white onion
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 ea. lemon, juiced
  • Cilantro, chopped to taste
  • 8 ea. flour tortillas (can substitute corn)
  • 3 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 ea. tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, diced


  1. In a bowl add shrimp, garlic, paprika, chipotle, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a hot pan add oil and onions. Cook for a few minutes and add the shrimp and cook until pink. Add the lemon juice and cilantro. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Place a tortilla on the grill, put the cheese in the center, and top with shrimp, tomatoes, and avocado. Fold the other half of the tortilla and cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla is crispy, about 5 minutes. Do the same with the other tortillas and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado and Shrimp Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 31g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 40%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 520mg 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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