Shrimp Tostadas With Avocado Cream

Fried corn tortillas layered with refried beans, rice, shrimp and a zesty avocado cream.

shrimp tostadas with avocado cream

Tostadas are one of my favorite meals. They are colorful and loaded with tons of flavor. Layer on your favorite toppings, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and you’ve got a delicious meal.

My Shrimp Tostadas are topped with homemade refried beans, cilantrolime rice, tomatoes, shrimp and avocado cream. It’s like an inside out taco! 

tostadas with avocado cream

I love being able to make my own taco shells and chips at home. You cannot make the tostada shells without making some homemade tortilla chips to serve alongside as a snack. When making your tostadas it is important to season the tortillas with salt as soon as they comes out of the oil. This insures the salt with stick to the warm tortilla.

I also made my own homemade refried beans for this recipe. They are so simple to make and taste a-lot better than canned. You can always use canned refried beans in a pinch. 

On top of the refried beans I added my cilantro lime rice. The recipe is simple. Brown rice, cilantro, lime, and oil make this cilantro-lime rice fantastic. You will end up with extra rice which I serve alongside the tostadas.

This avocado cream tastes just like creamy guacamole with a twist. Use the extra as dip for tortilla chips!

shrimp tostadas

I love this recipe for entertaining. It makes a wonderful presentation along with chips, salsa, and a pitcher of margaritas.

This shrimp tostada goes great with a nice crisp cold beer. Enjoy!

Shrimp Tostadas With Avocado Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2

Fried corn tortillas topped with fresh shrimp, refried black beans, and topped with avocado cream. A fresh light meal for the summer!


  • Canola Oil
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 large shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup refried beans recipe follows
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro lime rice recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons tomato diced
  • 3 tablespoons avocado crema recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro minced

Avocado Crema

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Cilantro-Lime Rice

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

Refried Beans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup black beans


  • Add about an 1-2 inches of canola oil into a large saucepan with high sides. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Cook tortillas for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle immediately with salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add shrimp and cook until translucent. About 3-4 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice.
  • Begin by layering refried beans on the fried corn tortilla. Next add 2 tablespoons cilantro-lime rice to each tostada, then sprinkle tomatoes on top. Add cooked shrimp and 1 1/2 tablespoons of avocado cream on each tostada.Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Avocado Cream

  • Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor. Scrap edges with a rubber spatula and blend some more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Refried Beans

  • To make the refried beans simply heat a medium skillet with olive oil. Add beans and smash them with the back of a spatula until they are mostly mashed. I like to leave the beans chunky with some beans still intact.Takes about 2-3 minutes.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

  • Cook brown rice per packaging instructions. While the rice is cooking, add garlic, lime juice, and oil to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Add cilantro and cooked rice to the vinaigrette. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tostadas With Avocado Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 833 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 1037mg30%
Carbohydrates 106g35%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 16.6mg20%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican, Seafood, Shrimp Tostadas With Avocado Cream, Tostadas


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