Shrimp Avocado Tostadas
Recipe type: Main
These Shrimp Avocado Tostadas are light, refreshing and simple to make. They come together easily for a great healthy weeknight meal!
  • 2 tablespoons chopped serrano chile peppers
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 12 corn tortillas (homemade or pre-bought)
Avocado Sauce
  • 3 avocados
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 to 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • Sour cream, for topping (optional)
  1. Add serrano chile peppers, lime juice, olive oil and water to a blender. Add garlic, oregano, cumin, cayenne and salt to blender. Blend (puree) until almost smooth. Toss marinade mixture with shrimp in a large bowl and let marinate 30 minutes.
  2. Halve and pit the avocados. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash. Mix in the white parts of the scallion, lime juice, cayenne pepper, salt and cilantro and toss until mixed.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp and cook until just opaque. Season with salt, and drizzle with ½ tablespoon lime juice.
  4. Spread avocado mixture onto the tostadas. Top with shrimp, sour cream (optional), diced tomatoes and scallion greens.
  5. Serve with lime wedges.
Recipe by Inspiration Kitchen at