Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

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Grilled Shrimp Tostadas are SO good, layered with homemade guacamole, refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas are SO good, layered with homemade guacamole, refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada.
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

We love these for Mexican night! They are super easy and quick – you’re going to love these!! Make them outside on the grill, or if you prefer to keep it indoors, just use a grill pan, you can make them all year round.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas – I make these indoors on my little grill pan, super easy and delish!
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas – I make these indoors on my little grill pan, super easy and delish!

Each tostada is under 300 calories, they are super filling, one is all you need! If you have a crowd, you can easily double or triple the recipe.

What makes this shrimp tostada recipe extra delicious is the shrimp! Seasoning the shrimp with salsa verde and crushed garlic is my secret to fabulous tasting shrimp. I discovered this from my friend Doreen, who also added sofrito to her shrimp and I just couldn’t stop eating it. I didn’t have sofrito, but it was just as good without.


  • If you want to turn them into tacos, you can serve them on corn tortillas instead.
  • Swap the shrimp for grilled chicken or lobster.
  • I used canned refried beans, you can make your own with this easy Instant Pot Refried Bean Recipe.

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Grilled Shrimp Tostadas are SO good, layered with homemade guacamole, refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada.
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Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

262 Cals 22 Protein 20 Carbs 11 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American, Mexican
Grilled shrimp, homemade guacamole, fat free refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada. Super easy and quick – you're going to love these!!


For the guacamole:

  • 1 medium hass avocados, halved
  • 1/2 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 small clove garlic, mashed
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste

For the tostada:

  • 16 jumbo shrimp, 3/4 lb, shelled and deveined
  • 1 garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp prepared salsa verde, or homemade salsa verde
  • 4 tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup canned fat free refried beans, love Trader Joe's

Optional toppings:

  • extra salsa verde, for topping
  • 2 tbsp crumbled queso blacno, optional


  • If cooking outside on the grill, soak skewers at least 30 minutes.
  • Place the pulp from the avocados in a medium bowl and slightly mash with a fork or a potato masher leaving some large chunks. Add tomato, lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion, garlic and mix thoroughly.
  • Season shrimp with salt, then mix in crushed garlic and 2 tbsp salsa verde. Thread the shrimp onto 4 skewers.
  • Light the grill or indoor grill pan on medium flame, when hot spray the grates with oil and grill the shrimp about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  • Place a tostada on each plate, top each with 1/4 cup refried beans spread evenly, 1/4 cup lettuce and guacamole.
  • Top each with a shrimp skewer on top and serve with extra salsa verde and cheese if using.



Serving: 1tostada, Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 129mg, Sodium: 472mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: grilled shrimp tostada, Shrimp Recipes, tostada, tostada recipes


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  1. This recipe was delicious! We did season our shrimp with garlic salt, cumin, and chili powder and oh my goodness! Heavenly! 

  2. Would this come good on brown bread toast?

  3. This guacamole recipe is five star. The only problem we were enjoying it before the shrimp were ready to complete the dinner. Hubby not an avocado lover but couldn’t stop eating it. This entire meal is a great summer dinner. Served with fresh fruit salad

  4. Forget taco Tuesday…from now on it’s tostada Tuesday!!! This recipe is absolute perfection…don’t change a thing. My entire family agrees 🙂 

  5. Yummy!  Made this tonight for dinner. What a refreshing meal. Thank you!

  6. This was amazing!!! One of the best recipes I’ve tried! Tottally opened my eyes to new ways to use tostadas too!!

  7. Why can’t your recipes be saved on Pinterest? 

  8. I am seriously allergic to guacamole, what can I substitute? I love your recipes ❤️

  9. Once again, another homerun! Hubby loved it! I had it without the tostada! Its was soooo yummy! 

  10. These are amazing. My whole family devoured them. 

  11. OMG!  These were do delicious!  We had 2 each. I couldn’t resist. Lol! The  guacamole was delicious as well.   We didn’t have the jumbo shrimp so we added a lot more medium size shrimp to the recipe. About 22.  I’m going to double the Guacamole next time.  Another great recipe from Gina. ?

  12. Just made these. Oh, so good! Hubby loved them too.

  13. How much so frito do I use?

  14. I can never find "Fat Free" refried beans at the grocery store…only regular. When I look at the nutrition value on the can of the regular refried beans…it doesn't look like it is too bad. So, my question is…Is there a serious difference between fat free and regular refried beans when it comes to Weight Watchers points?

  15. Gina, if sofrito is used, is it in addition to the salsa verde? How much would you use?

  16. This recipe was soooo good!!

  17. Do the refried beans get heated or do you just use them cold out of the can? And the tostados…do you heat them up?

  18. Dumb question….when you say 1 medium haas avocado, halved, do you mean use the whole avocado but cut it in halves before mashing or use the whole avocado?

  19. Made this last night for dinner, one word YUMMY!!

  20. I made these today for cinco de mayo and they were awesome. I grilled my shrimp on my grill pan, but had to unskewer them halfway through because the shrimp on the ends we're not cooking all the way through. Nonetheless, everything came out delicious and best of all super easy. What a great light weeknight dinner. My 7 year old had 2 helpings! That's a winner in my book. Thank Gina– Nancy E.

  21. I made these tonight and omg they were soooooo good. Not as pretty as yours but still fabulous!! 😉 Definitely will me making these again!!

  22. Made these last night – my husband is usually the cook in our house. Needless to say he LOVED them!! Thanks for another fabulous recipe!

  23. I made these tonight on my indoor grilling pan. These were fabulous!!!!! My first time eating these and I'm hooked. Thanks so much for this website. You are helping me continue to eat well and a variety of foods while still eating healthy! I am excited about cooking again for my family. Thank you. Looking forward to buying your cookbook.

  24. YUM! I made these yesterday and they were delicious! Only change I made was using large shrimp instead of Jumbo (just added 1 or 2 more to each tostada.) Adding these to my go-to recipe list. I plan to make them on the indoor grill pan during the winter!

  25. Yum! These look much more filling than the basic shrimp tacos I make.

  26. hi I was wondering can I substitute something else for the salsa verda and for the beans

  27. Can you use a different fish. Like tilapia?

  28. Made these twice this week! My husband and I loved them. He likes everything I make from your recipes, which is 95% of my cooking. Thank you, Gina!

  29. I love shrimp!

  30. My husband doesn't like over of these ingredients so my 4 year old and I decided we're having them for lunch next week while he's at work, lol. His loss!!!! 😉

  31. this looks great! i really want to try this sometime! thanks for the great idea. i live in berlin and it's lacking in the mexican food department so this is a great find!

    rae @

  32. I wish I would have seen this the other day! looks sooo good I am definitely going to make this for my family next week.

  33. Lovely idea for a light late summer dinner!

  34. These look so yummy! Can't wait to try.

  35. Those tacos look amazing!

  36. Silly question, but how do you eat a tostada? Just pick it up and bite it? Thanks:)

  37. Gina, Where did you find your grill pan? I'd love to be able to grill indoors.

    • I love my grill pan because it's small, my larger ones are too heavy. I bought this from Sur La Table, but the sell them in Macy's or even online. It's a Le Cruset

  38. Hi Gina,
    We love this site and those shrimp tacos!mmmm

  39. Gina! These look fabulous!

  40. Question – do I adjust the points if I decide to add the cheese? This looks really good.

  41. I had everything on hand so I made these last night!! Amazing!!!! Thanks Gina for all of the fabulous recipes!!

  42. I love tostadas, especially when they have shrimp on them!

  43. MMmm!!! I love grilled shrimp and a fresh tostadas looks like a great lunch 🙂

  44. These look amazing!!! Yummmmm…

  45. YUM! I think this will be a nice and easy dinner for me 🙂


  46. Sure, you can leave it out, put the guacamole on the bottom and use extra!

  47. Question, I have a son who has a life threatening allergy to legumes, any suggestions of what to use instead?

  48. This looks so good! Just added to my recipe box, yummy!

  49. I wonder where I can find "tostada shells"? This looks yummy!

    • I buy them in the supermarket, you can also use corn tortillas, just spray them and bake until crisp.

    • mission brand makes a great corn tortilla, it's found in by the cheese aisle. you can bake it (which is healthier) or warm it up on the stove. it's only 60 calories.