Shrimp Quesadillas with Spicy Mango Salsa

Shrimp Quesadillas with Spicy Mango Salsa via The Tasty Fork

I think I could eat just about anything wrapped in a tortilla… but quesadillas are one of my favorites. I’m always trying to think of new quesadilla recipes. And with every quesadilla, there must be salsa. (Another one of my favorite things!)

I’m cooking for 1 this week. The hubby is out of town so I find myself wanting more appetizer/snack meals. I originally planned to make Shrimp quesadillas on Saturday but instead I ate a bag of BBQ popchips. Ooops..

spicy mango salsa from The Tasty Fork

So I made this little appetizer for dinner last night and it was perfectly filling! I filled the quesadilla with shrimp, onions, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and pepperjack cheese. Spicy Mango Salsa recipe is something I make pretty often, as I can easily eat chips and salsa for dinner any night of the week. :) I like to add avocado, jalapenos, cilantro and onion to my mango salsa. Its sweet, spicy and has a creamy texture from the avocado.

I’m totally in love with this quesadilla recipe and I’ll definitely be making it again!

spicy shrimp quesadillas @ the tasty fork

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Shrimp Quesadilla with Spicy Mango Salsa

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 20 cooked shrimp, tails removed
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tortillas, burrito size

Mango Salsa

  • 2 cups mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Tortilla Chips


  1. Saute over medium heat oil, onions and garlic. Stir and cook until onions are soft. Add tomatoes and corn, cook for 1 min. Add shrimp, cumin and salt. Cook for 1 more minute.
  2. In a clean skillet, place tortilla in pan. On one 1/2 of the tortilla, sprinkle cheese & shrimp & veggie filling. Add a dash of cilantro and more cheese on top. Fold the empty half over the filling. Cook for 3-5 minutes and flip. Brown the other side of the tortilla for 3 minutes. Slice into triangles and serve with salsa and chips.
  3. To make Spicy Mango Salsa – Add mangos and the next 5 ingredients into a bowl. Add a dash of salt and taste. Serve right away or store in an airtight container.

meghan sig


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  3. Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors says

    Right up my alley! Just looking at those photos of the fresh mango salsa makes me yearn for summer and sunshine.

    • admin says

      I know, me too! It might be time for a vacation!

  4. Martha @ A Family Feast says

    These look so delicious – Pinned!

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  6. Julie says

    Hi Meghan!
    I love this quesadilla recipe. And I LOVE your photos. You did an awesome job. Thanks so much for sharing this at last week’s Marvelous Mondays party. I will be featuring this at tonight’s party. I also pinned and will be sharing on my Facebook page.

    Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! :)

    PS, I subscribed to your blog via email.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    • admin says

      AWESOME!! Thanks Julie!!!

  7. Diane Balch says

    The shrimp quesadilla is already a great idea but the salsa puts this recipe over the top. I would love if you brought it by my foodie friday party today.

    • admin says

      Thanks!! I’ll have to check it out! Friday’s are busy for me but I need to do more link parties on Fridays.

  8. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    That is so funny! When my hubby is out of town I have been known to eat a bag of chips for a meal also! This Quesadilla looks sooo very delish! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    • admin says

      Haha!! I don’t know why I eat that way when he leaves??!! It’s nice to know I’m not alone!!

  9. Rachel @I Love My Disorganized Life says

    I LOVE chips and salsa! i could totally live off of the stuff. If i had to choose between chocolate and chips & salsa, I would say goodbye to the chocolate every time! I love that you put mango in it! Y-U-M! thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays, Meghan!

  10. Tony @ Simple Awesome Cooking says

    Hey Meghan – Always fun to find another Chicago food blogger. Love the spicy mango salsa recipe, pinning it to try later. Looking forward to following….

  11. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says

    Chips and salsa is one of the major food groups, if you ask me. We eat a TON of quesadillas, and I’m always looking for new fillings. This sounds awesome–pinned!

    • admin says

      Thanks, Ashley!

  12. Deborah says

    Oooh, I love everything about these! I’d love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

  13. Erin @ Adventures of a Hungry Redhead says

    Thank you for confessing to eating anything wrapped in a tortilla and eating Popchips for dinner. I don’t feel alone. I will try these soon!

    • admin says

      I’m considering starting a Pop Chips support group. It’s getting to be a problem! :)


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