Crispy corn tortillas topped with fresh-made guacamole, lettuce and flavorful sautéed shrimp make a quick, easy lunch or light dinner.

Avocado and Shrimp Tostadas

This recipe for shrimp tostadas layers oven-crisped corn tortillas with a quick-to-fix, fresh guacamole, lettuce and sautéed shrimp.

They make a flavorful, satisfying dish that can be served for lunch or a light dinner.

Avocado-Shrimp Tostadas

Avocado-Shrimp Tostadas

Yield: 4 tostadas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Crispy corn tortillas topped with fresh-made guacamole, lettuce, and flavorful sautéed shrimp make a quick, easy lunch or light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Chopped lettuce (about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

For the guacamole:

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange the tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet and lightly brush them with vegetable oil on both sides. Bake until toasted and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. While the tortillas bake, prepare the guacamole. Halve the avocados lengthwise, twist apart and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh into a bowl and add the lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, tomato, and cilantro. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and set aside.
  3. Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, sprinkle with the cumin and coriander, add a pinch of cayenne. Sauté until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes, remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble the tostadas, spread a serving of guacamole on each tortilla, top with lettuce, shrimp and a dollop of sour cream. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 247mg Sodium: 1147mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g Protein: 29g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.
Shrimp Tostadas Recipe