Grilled Shrimp Tostadas Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas Recipe

How To Make Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

Crispy tostada for the base, a smear of refried beans, layers of guacamole, and finally topped with grilled shrimp skewers! Now that’s a snack!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Guacamole:

  • 1mediumhass avocados,halved
  • ½plum tomato,seeded and diced
  • ½lime,juiced
  • 2tbspred onion,minced
  • 1smallclove garlic,mashed
  • ½tbspcilantro,chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper,to taste

For Tostada:

  • 16jumboshrimp,¾ lb, shelled and deveined
  • 1garlic,crushed
  • 2tbspprepared salsa verde,or homemade salsa verde
  • 4tostada shells
  • 1cupromaine lettuce,shredded
  • 1cuprefried beans,canned, fat free, love Trader Joe’s

For Optional Toppings:

  • extra salsa verde,for topping
  • 2tbspqueso blacno,crumbled, optional


  1. If cooking outside on the grill, soak skewers at least 30 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, place the pulp from the avocados and slightly mash with a fork or a potato masher leaving some large chunks.

  3. Add tomato, lime juice, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion, garlic and mix thoroughly.

  4. Season shrimp with salt, then mix in crushed garlic and 2 tbsp salsa verde. Thread the shrimp onto 4 skewers.

  5. 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.

  6. Place a tostada on each plate, top each with 1/4 cup refried beans spread evenly, 1/4 cup lettuce and guacamole.

  7. Top each with a shrimp skewer on top and serve with extra salsa verde and cheese if using.


  • Calories: 252.47kcal
  • Fat: 13.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.84g
  • Fiber: 7.38g
  • Sugar: 1.87g
  • Protein: 10.86g
  • Cholesterol: 44.65mg
  • Sodium: 580.24mg
  • Calcium: 101.89mg
  • Potassium: 620.22mg
  • Iron: 1.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.94mg
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