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Chipotle Shrimp Quesadillas

These smokey, crispy quesadillas are ready in under an hour and weigh in at 470 calories for four wedges. Fit them into your meal plans this week!

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Kelly Brisson

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4 (plus 1 1/2 cups salsa for leftovers)
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
15 min
50 min


  • 4 tomatillos, husked
  • 2 cups seeded and diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp seeded and 
chopped jalapeño 
chile pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime 
juice, divided
  • 3 1/2 tsp extra-virgin 
olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 lb raw frozen and thawed small shrimp, rinsed
  • 3/4 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 4 8-inch whole-grain tortillas
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded 
and chopped


  1. Prepare salsa: In a pot of boiling water, add tomatillos and boil for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until peel starts to separate from flesh. Drain, peel and finely chop. In a medium bowl, combine tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 2 tbsp lime juice, 1 1/2 tsp oil, salt and pepper. Stir and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat remaining 2 tsp oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add shrimp, cooking on 1 side for 1 to 2 minutes. Flip over and add remaining 2 tbsp lime juice. Sprinkle with chile powder and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes, until shrimp is opaque throughout. Remove to a cutting board; chop shrimp. Wipe out skillet.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, cheese, 1/2 cup salsa and beans.
  4. Mist 1 side of 2 tortillas with cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium and place 1 tortilla, sprayed side down, in skillet. Spread half of bean mixture over tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch space around edges. Place other tortilla, sprayed side up, over filling. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes, using a spatula to press edges of tortillas together. Carefully flip quesadilla over and cook other side for 2 minutes.Repeat with remaining 2 tortillas and bean mixture.
  5. Cut each quesadilla into 8 wedges. Arrange 4 wedges on each plate and top each serving with 1/4 cup salsa and 1/4 chopped avocado.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 4 wedges, 1/4 c salsa, 1/4 avocado
  • Calories 470
  • Carbohydrate Content 44 g
  • Cholesterol Content 151 mg
  • Fat Content 20 g
  • Fiber Content 13 g
  • Protein Content 32 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 414 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g