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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.

Variations

  • 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

4.86 from 7 votes
4
Cals:262
Protein:22
Carbs:20
Fat:11
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!!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Grilled Shrimp Tostadas are SO good, layered with homemade guacamole, refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 tostada

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 tostada, Calories: 262 kcal, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 129 mg, Sodium: 472 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 1 g

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63 comments on “Grilled Shrimp Tostadas”

  1. Hi Gina, making these this weekend. How do you crisp up the tostadas or can they be bought that way?

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

  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

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    Brandie Farrell

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

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    jessicathehousewife, #skinnytastediehardfan

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