Shrimp Tostadas with Easy Blender Guacamole

These tasty Shrimp Tostadas are piled high with spicy shrimp, an easy peasy blender guacamole, and all the toppings your heart desires! Love them so!

Spicy Shrimp Tostadas with Blender Guacamole

Let’s get our tostada on!

Since they’re basically just flat crunchy tacos, the toppings are completely endless here.

My T-Rex friends can opt for  shrimp, chicken, pork, or taco meat, while Team Veggie can go with black beans, refried beans, sautéed veggies, or Taco Roasted Chickpeas.

Today I’m serving mine up with spicy sriracha shrimp and a zesty homemade guacamole. Let’s also throw in a few tasty toppings for good measure! I’ll include a list of my favorites below.

Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

CAN I MAKE GUACAMOLE IN A BLENDER?

YES! YES! 1000x YES! It’s great way to make guac from sliiiighly underripe avocados (that are a bit too firm to fork-mash) and also awesome for situations where you need a big ole batch of guacamole.

I’m constantly playing that game with avocados where you by them under-ripened in hopes to enjoy them throughout the week but then need to crack into them before they turn to straight up speckled, streaky mush on ya.

So when my avocados are allllllmost ready to eat and I don’t want to gamble with waiting an additional day (those suckers turn fast when you least expect it!) I turn to my handy dandy food processor or blender to make my guacamole. It’s also super convenient when you have a whole bunch of avocados to mash.

The result is a gorgeous green guac that’s silky and scrumptious!

Tostadas with Shrimp and Guacamole

TASTY SHRIMP TOSTADA TOPPINGS

The topping possibilities are endless! Choose a few favorites or set out a bevvy of toppings to let everyone mix and match to make their own custom tostada.

SHRIMP TOSTADAS WITH EASY BLENDER GUACAMOLE

I went with sautéed shrimp today (my go-to) but you could 100% use boiled, roasted, or grilled shrimp for these crispy tostadas.

Also, feel free to make them as mild or as spicy as you’d like!

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Shrimp Tostadas with Easy Blender Guacamole

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Shrimp Tostadas
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 342 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 16-20 oz shrimp (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or favorite healthy oil
  • 2-3 tsp Mexican hot sauce or Sriracha (add to taste)
  • 6 crispy tostada shells

TASTY TOPPINGS

  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • shredded cabbage or slaw
  • pico de gallo or diced tomatoes
  • crumbled cotija cheese
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt

EASY BLENDER GUACAMOLE

  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1 small/medium jalapeño pepper
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 3 avocados (peeled + pitted)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • guacamole seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or season to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean and peel shrimp, defrosting if needed. Lately we've been buying frozen, deveined, easy-peel shrimp. All I have to do is defrost, peel, and cook! You can also buy your shrimp already peeled if you'd like! Any size shrimp will work here. (I tend to buy medium-large shrimp)

  2. Pat shrimp dry and season with paprika, cayenne, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat both sides.
  3. Set shrimp aside and blend guacamole, this recipe comes together fast! To make blender guacamole, combine onion, jalapeno, and lime juice in a blender and pulse 3-4 times to chop. Next add avocado, cilantro, and guacamole seasoning and blend until creamy. Taste and season with salt as needed.

  4. Next, cook the shrimp. Heat a large pan or skillet to medium-high heat with 1 TBSP of oil and sauté your shrimp. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes until shrimp curl and become opaque. The cook time will depend on the heat setting you choose and the size of your shrimp, but regardless they’ll be perfectly cooked in a matter of minutes. After cooking, toss with hot sauce, to taste.

  5. While shrimp cook, toast your tostada "shells" in the oven at 300°F (spaced seperatley) for 4-5 minutes or until crispy.

  6. Let's eat! Spread crispy tosdadas with guacamole and top with shrimp and all your favorite toppings. See blog post for even more tasty topping ideas!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to customize these tasty tostadas with your favorite taco toppings! Anything goes!

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator and will vary based on swaps and toppings. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tostadas with Easy Blender Guacamole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1036mg45%
Potassium 602mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 437IU9%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blender Guacamole inspired by my girl Maegan The Baker Mama – this saucy spread was the perfect addition to my sassy shrimp tostadas!

Shrimp Tostada

If you get a chance to try these spicy shrimp tostadas, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

more tasty taco night favorites

Looking for another tasty tostada recipe? Try my Vegetarian Mexican Pizza Tostadas!

If you’re in the mood for a salad, this Mexican Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing is healthy and delicious. It can also be made in advance so meal prep it up!

Next dip it good with a big bowl of Avocado Salsa Verde.

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Comments

  • Yum! Yum! These tostadas look amazing and the blender guac on them is the way to go! So creamy, dreamy delicious.

  • Erica


    I have never thought to try making guac in a blender…but that seems like THE perfect way when you can’t find soft avos but have a craving! Can’t wait to give it a shot on these tostadas!

    • It’s perfect for those bright green but not-quite-ripe avocados!

  • Tara


    I will never make guacamole another way — so easy and tasty!

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