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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican, Seafood, Shrimp Tostadas With Avocado Cream, Tostadas