Shrimp Quesadillas with Salsa Verde

Egg-free
Nut-free
Wheat-Free / Gluten-Free
Low-Calorie
Low-Carbohydrate
Low-Fat
Low-Sodium
Low-Sugar
Weight Management
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
8
Ready in
1 hour*

Ingredients

  • Salsa Verde:
  • 1 lb. tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped?
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
  • Quesadillas:
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 45 to 50)
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free, salt-free Mexican?lime seasoning
  • 8 (6-inch) gluten-free corn tortillas
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes, divided

Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes*
Ready in
1 hour*
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. For the Salsa Verde: Remove papery husks from tomatillos; rinse tomatillos well and place in baking pan. Roast 20 minutes or until skins are blackened and soft. Let cool slightly.
  2. Place tomatillos in a blender or food processor. Add onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Pulse until chopped. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until cooled.
  3. For the Quesadillas: Sprinkle shrimp with Mexican?lime seasoning; toss to coat. Coat a large nonstick pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes per side or until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to a plate; let cool.
  4. Wipe pan with paper towels. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and top with one-fourth of the cheese, 1/4 cup of the tomatoes, 6 shrimp and 2 tablespoons of the Salsa Verde. Top with 1 tortilla, and coat the top with nonstick cooking spray. Cook 2 to 3 minutes; turn. Cook until cheese melts and bottom is toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings. Cut into quarters, and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 218, Calories Fat 70, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 292mg, Carbohydrate 17g, Protein 21g
Serving Size1
Calories218
Calories Fat70
Calories (fat) extra32
Total Fat8g
Total Fat (extra)13
Saturated Fat3g
Saturated Fat (extra)17
Cholesterol100mg
Cholesterol (extra)34
Sodium292mg
Sodium (extra)12
Potassium387mg
Carbohydrate17g
Carbohydrate (extra)6
Fiber3g
Fiber (extra)12
Sugars3g
Protein21g
Omega30g
Vitamin A646IU
Vitamin A (extra)13
Vitamin C25mg
Vitamin C (extra)43
Iron2mg
Iron (extra)12