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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  318
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  26 g
  • Fat  15 g
  • Cholesterol  118 mg
  • Sodium  398 mg
  • Potassium  276 mg
  • Phosphorus  243 mg
  • Calcium  139 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Shrimp Quesadilla

This fantastic kidney-friendly recipe for Shrimp Quesadilla was created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe created exclusively for DaVita.com by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.



Portions: 2     Serving size: 4 pieces or 1 tortilla

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces raw shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas, burrito size
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons shredded jalapeno cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Shell and devein shrimp. Rinse and cut into bite-size pieces. Chop cilantro.
  2. Combine cilantro, lemon juice, cumin and cayenne pepper in a zip-lock bag to make marinade. Add shrimp pieces and set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium heat and add shrimp with marinade. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp turns orange.  Remove skillet from heat and spoon shrimp out, leaving marinade.
  4. Add sour cream to marinade in skillet and stir to mix.
  5. Heat tortillas in a large skillet or microwave.  Spread 2 teaspoons salsa onto each tortilla. Top with 1/2 shrimp mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon sour cream marinade mixture on top of shrimp. Fold tortilla in half, turn over in skillet to heat, then remove from pan. Repeat with second tortilla and remaining shrimp, cheese and marinade.
  7. Cut each tortilla into 4 pieces.  Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedge when ready to serve.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

    Make with crab meat  or chicken instead of shrimp for variety.

 

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Shrimp Quesadilla

healed2wholeness says:

4

If I use slow cooker chicken instead of shrimp what would my nutrient values be? Dietitian comment: Comparing an equal amount of chicken breast, potassium is about the same, phosphorus is 25 mg lower, cholesterol is 65 mg lower, sodium is 65 mg higher and protein is 1 gm higher.

Mar. 22, 2014, 8:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Quesadilla

tomp says:

5

enjoyed this very much, will make often.

Jun. 03, 2012, 12:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Quesadilla

topgirl says:

4

great and easy to prepare!

Apr. 19, 2012, 11:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Quesadilla

sheila92851 says:

4

This would be good with salmon pieces or shredded chicken ........ yummy

Mar. 31, 2012, 5:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Quesadilla

says:

5

Finally I can have quesadillas again which I really love.

May. 10, 2009, 6:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

Shrimp Quesadilla

says:

4

very helpfull

Jan. 31, 2009, 3:39 PM - Inappropriate review?

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