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Easy Quick Warm Weather Dinner: Shrimp Quesadillas

I've been craving Mexican inspired food like crazy lately! Although I had tons on Cinco de Mayo, I just can't get enough. Quesadillas have become my go to quick fix meal because they are super easy to make, cook quickly, and feed my Mexican food craving! These shrimp quesadillas have a Greek twist: hummus, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese filling. Add tortillas to your pantry staples list and when you need dinner in a hurry fill with whatever you have on hand (leftover chicken, day old pesto, the last of a bunch of random cheeses, etc.). Now that the weather has turned warm, making them on the grill is super fun because it gives the quesadillas a nice smoky flavor and those pretty grill marks. Make these quesadillas tonight and


Shrimp Quesadillas
From Better Homes & Garden magazine

Nonstick cooking spray
4 8-inch vegetable tortillas
1/2 a 7-oz. carton garlic or spicy three-pepper hummus (1/3 cup)
6 oz. peeled, deveined cooked medium shrimp
1 6-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts or half a 16-oz. jar pickled mixed vegetables, drained and coarsely chopped
1 4-oz. pkg. crumbled feta cheese

  1. Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray.
  2. Place tortillas, sprayed side down, on work surface; spread with hummus. Top half of each tortilla with shrimp, artichokes, and cheese. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently.
  3. Heat large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat for 1 minute. Cook quesadillas, two at a time, for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned and heated through, turning once.

Serves 4.

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OldSchooler OldSchooler 8 years
I used this recipe earlier tonight, baked them with monterey jack and cheddar instead of feta, didn't use hummus or pickled veggies, and served it with salsa... it was delicious! Thanks so much YumSugar!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
I would totally make and eat this :drool:
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Sugoinna: Totally! Feel free to experiment with whatever cheese fits your fancy. I think it would be delicious with Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese as well as good old cheddar.
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
Sounds good. Can't wait to try it. But does it taste alright with other cheeses? I'm not a feta fan.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Sounds delish.
SU3 SU3 8 years
:JAWDROP: This looks fantastic! Great idea! :DROOL:
calibabi calibabi 8 years
the hubby is not a big shrimp fan...:( i'm probably going to have to stick with chicken!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Oh yeah, I'm Greek, so I don't mind the Mexico-meets-Greece vibe.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
AAAAHHH! You don't understand I've been looking for a good recipe for shrimp quesadillas! I want to try this now!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
These looks delicious! Definitely going as a favorite! *I reject your reality and substitute my own*
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