Scallop Tostadas Recipe

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Vanessa Bailey Modified: March 23, 2022
Scallop Tostadas Recipe

How To Make Scallop Tostadas

This scallop tostada easy to make. Made of corn tostada shells, pan-fried scallops, and guacamole. You can also have this with salad for a low-carb meal.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For the Guacamole:

  • 4ozhaas avocado,(1 small)
  • ¼cuptomato,diced
  • 2tbspred onion,diced
  • 2tsplime juice
  • 2tspcilantro,chopped
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • fresh black pepper,to taste

For the Tostadas:

  • 2tbsplight sour cream,thinned with 1 teaspoon of fat-free milk
  • 6large sea scallops,(8 oz total) side muscle removed, rinsed, and pat dry
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • black pepper,to taste
  • 1tspunsalted butter
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2large corn tostada shells


  1. Mash the avocado in a small bowl with tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

  2. Season scallops with salt and black pepper. Add the butter and oil to a 12-inch skillet on high heat.  Once the butter begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other.

  3. Sear the scallops for 1½ minutes on each side. The scallops should have a ¼-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center.

  4. Spoon the guacamole onto the tostada, top with scallops, and drizzle with sour cream.


  • Calories: 311.96kcal
  • Fat: 18.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.45g
  • Fiber: 5.49g
  • Sugar: 1.41g
  • Protein: 17.45g
  • Cholesterol: 38.08mg
  • Sodium: 587.53mg
  • Calcium: 54.80mg
  • Potassium: 669.45mg
  • Iron: 1.25mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.70mg
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