Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes



These quick to prepare grilled tostadas make a refreshingly delicious main dish or appetizer, sans tortillas!


Avocado Salsa

  • 2 large ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (about 20), peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle or blended chili powder
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 8 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges (optional)
  • Your favorite lettuce, chopped (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the diced avocado with the lime juice and olive oil. Stir in the rest of the salsa ingredients. Season to taste and set aside.
  2. To make the tostadas: Heat a stove-top or outdoor grill to medium-high. Mix olive oil, chili powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Grill until shrimp are translucent, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
  3. Grill tortillas, about 20 seconds per side.
  4. Spoon salsa and optional lettuce onto tortillas. Add grilled shrimp and cilantro.

Serving Suggestions

Delicious served with black bean and corn salad or pico de gallo. Or serve without tortillas as a shrimp cocktail appetizer. Garnish each plate with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 300 calories, 26 g. fat, 115 mg. cholesterol, 45 g. carbohydrate, 9 g. dietary fiber, 24 g. protein, 1,012 mg. sodium