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Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 60 min.
Angie McGowan
Completely addictive shrimp tostadas—double the recipe if you're really hungry.


  • Avocado Salsa2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 Tbs freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Refried Beans1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Shrimp1 lb peeled and deveined fresh shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 8 pre-made tostadas
  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese


  • Avocado SalsaCombine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, set aside.
  • Refried BeansPreheat sauce pan. Drizzle with olive oil and add refried beans. Add spices and water.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer until beans have thickened again.
  • ShrimpCombine cleaned, peeled, and deveined shrimp (remove the shrimp tails if you like) with spices and lime juice. Toss well.
  • Preheat skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Saut shrimp over medium heat until they are pink.
  • To AssembleSpread refried beans over tostada. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Top with shrimp and avocado salsa. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 353
  Calories from Fat 171 (48%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(44%)Cholesterol 133mg
(28%)Sodium 670mg
(22%)Potassium 779mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(38%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(50%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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