Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla for #passthecookbookclub

First thing first, just wanted to remind you that I still have my cookbook giveaway going on until April 28th.  I extended the giveaway by an extra day!  You can enter to win Warren Caterson’s cookbook Table for Two here!  AND there is a lovely recipe for strawberry spinach salad to get you ready for summer!

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

It has been said many many times, but I will mention it again, I love food blogs, and I love food bloggers!  I have been following Kita from Pass the Sushi since I started blogging three years ago.  Crazy how time flies right?  She and I have a love for venison, so I instantly fell in love with her wonderful site!  So when I found out she started a group called Pass the Cookbook Club, I immediately wanted to join.  With the many cookbooks we food addicts collect, it made sense to share recipes from all those many beautiful books!  Each month we will share a recipe from a specific cookbook, and adapt it, and make it our own if we choose!

Since Cinco De Mayo is only days away, the recipes chosen had a fun Mexican flare.  The recipe I chose to adapt was Shrimp and Mango Quesadilla from The Picky Palette cookbook.  Now hubby has this thing about fruit touching his savory dishes….call him crazy….BUT I just tell him he is missing out!!!  So we decided shrimp and veggie quesadilla would be perfect!

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

Now I am not for sure if this is normal or not….but we do really own four different grills.  We have a propane grill, that was our first big grill, and our baby.  Then last year hubby a.k.a. grill master wanted to explore wood-smoking meat.  So we bought a direct smoker, which can also be a charcoal grill.  Then as my grill master continued to grow in his craft, he said we needed an off-set smoker….”needed” being the key word of course.  Then he started watching BBQ Addict with Bobby Flay on Food Network…..AND we apparently “needed” a La Caja China.  Now this is where I will probably lose  you right?  BUT that Cuban roasting box is the best purchase yet……until we buy a Parrilla Argentine…..that will rock my world!!!  We may need a bigger back yard soon…just sayin’ 🙂

So this delicious recipe for shrimp and veggie quesadilla had to be grilled, it just had to be of course.  The ingredients we chose for the recipe were inspired by a vegetarian dish at a local Mexican restaurant by our house.  Actually I may be getting that dish this Friday with my sweet friend Andi from My Beautiful Adventures…with a margarita maybe!

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

There is nothing fancy about this recipe, but sometimes simple is more fun!  Actually, I believe that is what K.I.S. stands for, keep it simple!

Yields 2

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

25 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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1 lb of large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 bunch of fresh spinach
1 whole jalapeno, de-seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 pablano pepper, diced
1 bunch large scallions, diced
1 12oz container baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 package of shredded Mexican cheese
Large flour tortillas (or use corn tortillas if gluten free)


We used our propane grill for this recipe. You could easily use an off-set smoker and enjoy some smokey flavor in each bite.

On a veggie tray specifically for a grill, grill the mushrooms, sliced bell pepper, diced pablano peppers, two halves of jalapeno.

Lightly coat shrimp with your favorite herb mixture, we used Mrs. Dash. Then place shrimp on skewers, and grill for 2-4 minutes on each side, until pink and 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Assemble your quesadilla how you like, we placed spinach leaves down, then topped with grilled veggies, scallions, diced jalapeno, shrimp, and cheese, top second tortilla on top.

This is the tricky part, with a very large spatula, or two large spatulas, place quesadilla on grill for about 4 minutes, or until cheese is melting and tortilla is crisp. Then extra careful, put a plate on top of quesadilla, place a spatula under quesadilla and flip onto plate, then slide uncooked portion onto grill and grill for another 4 minutes or so, until tortilla is crisp and cheese is melted.

Top with salsa, or guacamole, or plain Greek yogurt....or all three! Enjoy!


Hubby and I took a bite, stopped and looked at each, then gave each other a high-five!  This was one of our favorite grilled dishes yet, and we have grilled a lot of lovely treats.  Here is my Pinterest board that shares our grilled dishes we have made so far, more will be added in the coming months of course.

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

There are more lovely recipes to enjoy from this fun group, just check out all the different links down below!




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  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    I'm so glad you joined the group, Terra! This grilled quesadilla has my mouth watering. Yum!
    • I am really happy I joined the group too Jennie!!! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • OH GOD, if you get a parrilla I will never see my husband again!!!!!!! LOVE these pics babe! I can't wait to see you tomorrow. I'm drooling already. XOXO
    • You crack me up Andi!!! Love you lots, Terra
  • Oh wow what a great idea to grill them and add veggies!
    • Thank you so much Erin!! oxox
  • Kristen
    My hubs won't touch fruit in a savory dish either, so I feel your pain, but I can tell that you didn't miss much with these lovelies. I love where you took these quesadillas! They sound fantastic.
    • Our hubbies are just silly on no fruit in savory dishes:-) Thank you so much Kristen! oxox
  • What is wrong with your hubby??? :-) I have been on a quesadilla or burritto kick for lunch lately, especially with lots of spicy salsa. LOVE this grilled quesadilla (minus the shrimp for me :-) & will be adding it to my lunch round-up soon! xoxo
    • I know right, he is so silly sometimes! Spicy salsa sounds perfect to me, that is why I decided to grow hot peppers this year:-) Thank you so much, oxox
  • Tracey
    My husband would be very envious of your grill collection! :) I love that you grilled the quesadillas, I've never tried that. Great combo with the shrimp and veggies too!
    • I guess in our world, we can never have too many grills right, LOL! Thank you so much, oxox
  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme
    Oh, my goodness! What a fantastic sounding quesadilla. I can tell you that my hubby would be really jealous of your collection of grills. He handles all the outdoor cooking around here!
    • Well I bet your hubby "needs" more grills just like my hubby, LOL! Thank you so much, oxox
  • You had me at grilled! Love all of the veggies you loaded into this baby!
    • LOL!! Something about grilling that makes everyone happy:-) Thank you so much! oxox
  • This quesadilla looks so tasty, love your choice of fillings!
    • Thank you so much!!! oxox
  • My kids LOVE quesadilla. Something about those cheesy quesadilla... I put all kinds of veggies that they are reluctant to eat because they eat everything! I want to add shrimp next time. Sounds so delicious!
    • I bet your kids would love them with shrimp, all the flavors are wonderful together! Thank you so much, Enjoy:-) oxox
  • Suzanne
    Terra, I love that you grilled this quesadilla and added all the yummy veggies to it too. Your photos are making drool girl. xoxo Suzanne
    • Thank you so much Suzanne!!! This was truly a fun recipe to make:-) oxox
  • Looks fabulous and hits close to this grilling fiend...although I will grill during the winter; now is the time when it's an every day experience and this will be happening one day soon!
    • We do seem to grill all year Barbara, but try to share more recipes when everyone else is pulling out their grills:-) With four grills who needs an indoor oven right, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Angie Tan
    That's an amazing grilled quesadilla! i want one too.
    • I will send some your way! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • you are making this look so good- yay for adding veggies :)
    • Thank you so much! We are thinking about making more next weekend:-) oxox
  • Yummo, this quesadilla looks so delicious! Cheers CCU
    • Thank you so much my sweet friend! Have a lovely week, oxox
  • kitchenriffs
    We only have two grills! Although I'm thinking about getting a smoker. ;-) I've heard terrific things about La Caja China - maybe I need one of those too! Anyway, super looking quesadilla. I've never done one on the grill, but now I obviously have to! Good stuff - thanks.
    • Oh you soooooo need a smoker John, you will be immediately hooked!!! The La Caja China cooks some amazing dishes, the roasted chicken will change your world:-) Thank you so much!! Take care, Terra
  • Amanda Jenks
    I love grilled veggies, and when we harvest our garden at the end of the summer these are definitely going to be made! I'm pinning these :)
    • Oh how wonderful Amanda! Let me know how you enjoy your grilled quesadilla:-) Thank you so much for sharing this post! oxoxo, Terra
  • kita
    OOoh loving those grill marks (why didn't I think of that!!!). What grill did you make these on? I am SO FREAKIN jealous of your grill collection right now. But I love that just learned about a new grill box... I may need to do some research ;D Im trying to convince Josh to build us a bigger deck for my three grills. Love that you made this a veggie quesadilla. I totally could have gotten him to eat that. The mangos were a no go. ><
    • We used our Propane grill, but next time plan to make them on our off-set smoker. I want the hickory or mesquite flavor in the quesadilla:-) Seriously, the La Caja China will change your life, it is freaking AWESOME!!! Well our hubby's are both silly about the mango, and probably missing out LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • mjskit
    This quesadilla has my name written all over it! What a treat meal! Now that it's grilling season I love making our meals on the grill, but I've never done quesadilla. Thanks for showing me the way! :)
    • I am there for you!!! I think really anything can be made on a grill, and tastes amazing when grilled:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • mjskit
    This quesadilla has my name written all over it! What a treat meal! Now that it's grilling season I love making our meals on the grill, but I've never done quesadilla. Thanks for showing me the way! :)