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Avocado and Shrimp Quesadillas

Yield: 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cooked, peeled shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) crumbled queso blanco or shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 fully ripened Mexican avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
  • 6 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 12 small (8-inch) flour tortillas

Preparing

In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, cheese, avocado, tomato and jalapeno pepper. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture on each of six tortillas; spread to 1/2 inch from edges. Top with remaining six tortillas; press gently. Over medium heat, in a medium skillet (preferably nonstick), heat 1 teaspoon of the oil until hot. Place one filled tortilla in skillet; cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining oil and filled tortillas. Cut each quesadilla in 6 wedges.

Additional Resources

Learn about Avocados.

Other recipes from Produce Pete.

   
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Avocado and Shrimp Quesadillas

Yield: 4 portions

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cooked, peeled shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) crumbled queso blanco or shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 fully ripened Mexican avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
  • 6 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 12 small (8-inch) flour tortillas

Preparing

In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, cheese, avocado, tomato and jalapeno pepper. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture on each of six tortillas; spread to 1/2 inch from edges. Top with remaining six tortillas; press gently. Over medium heat, in a medium skillet (preferably nonstick), heat 1 teaspoon of the oil until hot. Place one filled tortilla in skillet; cook, turning once, until golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining oil and filled tortillas. Cut each quesadilla in 6 wedges.

Additional Resources

Learn about Avocados.

Other recipes from Produce Pete.

   
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