Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Tostadas

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While today is National Taco Day, we’ve decided to share one of our favorite taco recipes. Technically, it’s not a taco, it’s a tostada, but it’s just as delicious whether it’s in a folded tortilla shell or on top of a flat corn tostada. Lime and cilantro shrimp with a zesty sauce will wow your tastebuds and will be a huge hit for your family!

The first time I made this dish for my family, I was shocked at the reaction. My youngest, who swears she doesn’t like seafood, ate more shrimp than I knew her tiny body could handle. My oldest kept talking about the “explosion of flavors” in her mouth. It was as though she had just left one of those fancy cooking shows. I’m pretty sure my husband ate at least 6 and was still asking for more. So when you find a recipe like this lime and cilantro shrimp tostada recipe, you have to make it often and share it with everyone.

Looking for a family friendly dish packed with flavor? This lime and cilantro shrimp tostada recipe is exactly what your tastebuds have been waiting for.

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Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Tostadas


    Description

    The perfect flavor combination of lime, cilantro and fresh shrimp, all on top of a corn tostada.


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    Ingredients

    • 1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
    • 1 pkg corn tostadas

    Shrimp Marinade

    • 3 limes (juiced)
    • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
    • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • lime zest
    • salt

    Slaw

    • 2 cups cabbage (shredded)
    • ¼ red onion (chopped thin)
    • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
    • 1 haas avocado (cubed)
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • salt

    Sauce

    • 1/4 cup mayo
    • 1 tbsp vinegar
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • salt
    • lime zest
    • 1 tbsp paprika

    Instructions

    1. Whisk together all ingredients for the shrimp marinade. Add shrimp and mix until shrimp is fully covered. Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, combine all slaw ingredients in another bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
    3. In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and whisk until combined.
    4. Preheat pan or grill on medium heat. Grill shrimp until pink and fully cooked.
    5. Place tostada on plate. Top with slaw, 3-4 shrimp, drizzle sauce and top with chopped cilantro.

    • Category: Main Course
    • Cuisine: Mexican

    So you may be wondering why we chose shrimp. Well, up until a few weeks ago, I was a pescatarian. I had given up meat for over two years and shrimp was one of those ingredients that we tried to fit into meals at least twice a month.So aside from our favorite dijon shrimp scampi recipe, this lime and cilantro shrimp tostada is at the top of our family’s request list.

    It makes a great family dinner because it’s super quick to make and gives everyone the option of building their own tostada. My kids love to “cook” and build their own meals. So you can set out the tostadas, the slaw, the shrimp and the sauce and allow them to make their own. I also put out some sliced lime wedges because my family likes theirs extra sour.

    If you are a vegetarian, I also recommend trying our lentil taco recipe. The avocado and salsa fresca is so yummy! It’s every bit of happiness in your mouth, without the meat and perfect for National Taco Day, or any day, really.

    What are your plans for National Taco Day? Comment below and let us know!

    This incredible lime and cilantro shrimp tostada recipe is packed with flavor, kid friendly and perfect for any day of the year!

    XOXO
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    40 Comments
    • Ayoima
      October 15, 2019

      This looks so DELICIOUS! I’m for sure making this recipe soon.
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    • littlemisadvencha
      October 7, 2019

      wow! this recipe looks delicious. perfect for snacks! 🙂
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    • Jessica A
      October 6, 2019

      nice recipe. I bet this would also taste great with chicken instead of shrimp 🙂
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    • Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! I love shrimp!
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    • Rosey
      October 5, 2019

      These tostadas sound great. this is just the kind of thing I like to serve on the weekend if friends or family are coming to visit.

    • Jasmine M
      October 5, 2019

      These look so scrumptious! I am going to have to make this recipe. I love tacos and shrimp is my favorite seafood! I am going to need to try these tostadas out soon.

    • eli
      October 5, 2019

      Oh man I would die for this right now. It looks so delicious. I’ll need to try it myself soon!

    • Lyanna Soria
      October 5, 2019

      That shrimp tostadas look quite delicious! I love how easy it is to make and can’t wait to try making this for the family.
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    • Elicitfolio
      October 5, 2019

      This recipe looks great for taco 🌮 Tuesday in our house! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Yeah Lifestyle
      October 4, 2019

      I love tostadas and these look delicious! Would love to try making this as I love shrimp

    • Gervin
      October 4, 2019

      I have never tried to make shrimp tostadas. I think I can make this delicious recipe at home for my loved ones.

    • Bella
      October 4, 2019

      Tacos are my favorite, I could legit eat them everyday! I need to try making these shrimp tostadas.

    • Brittany Limberakis
      October 4, 2019

      Yum! I can’t have shrimp but I bet this same recipe would be delicious with chicken or a white fish!
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    • Dreams Abroad
      October 4, 2019

      Delicious! Made these Tostadas exactly as written and the family loved them! Thank you for the recipe Heather.

    • Carolyn
      October 4, 2019

      Yum yum yum! We love shrimp and just had it last night for dinner. Will have to remember this recipe!

    • Katie
      October 4, 2019

      These look delicious! I’m definitely saving this one to make later!
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    • Wren
      October 4, 2019

      I love shrimp but I am always terrified to try it in new things. This looks amazing and I think I have to try it.
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    • Fatima Torres
      October 4, 2019

      This would make the perfect weekend dish with the girls! Can’t wait to try it with the mamas. Thanks for the recipe.

    • EMILY ZIELINSKI
      October 4, 2019

      these look awesome, my husband would love these 🙂

    • Kelly Martin
      October 4, 2019

      I haven’t made tostadas before but these look great. I can’t wait to try them!

    • Catalina
      October 4, 2019

      These are a must try! I love how easy and tasty these are!

    • Ruth I
      October 4, 2019

      Oh l love this! We like shrimp dishes like this. These tostadas look so easy to prepare!

    • Sherry
      October 4, 2019

      I love Mexican and even though I’m not big on seafood I would eat these. My daughter is sure to love these.

    • Kuma
      October 4, 2019

      Shrimps and lime go so well together and mouthwatering for me. I have to try out with tacos and see how it goes.
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    • Ericka
      October 4, 2019

      Wow! Now I’m hungry all over again. I’m going to make these for my family.

    • joy
      October 4, 2019

      those shrimp tostadas look beautiful! And so fresh. does the lime flavor come across loud and bold?
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      • Heather
        October 4, 2019

        I think it’s the perfect amount of lime, though it’s up to you how much you add.

    • Celebrate Woman Today
      October 3, 2019

      This is a good example for quick dinner or lunch. Love the simplicity and flavor.

    • Chad
      October 3, 2019

      Cilantro and lime….Yummm…My fav two ingredients for sure! I can’t wait to try this recipe, so fresh and delicious.

    • Kathy
      October 3, 2019

      These look so good. I really want to make them. I’ll have tot make sure to get the ingredients to make them soon. I think I’m going to really like these.

    • Amy Desrosiers
      October 3, 2019

      I love shrimp so much! This meal would make a yummy and easy dinner idea!

    • Jenny MacKenzie
      October 3, 2019

      Ummm, yes please! I love how creamy these look!!

    • Brianne Tursi Manz
      October 3, 2019

      I have been a fan of seafood tacos for a while now. This recipe sounds like something we’d love. A great sub for Taco Tuesday.
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    • Yanna
      October 3, 2019

      This looks amazing! I love taco and will have to try this recipe!

      • Heather
        October 3, 2019

        I look forward to hearing what you think about them!

    • Dana Brillante-Peller
      October 3, 2019

      I love a little lime on my shrimp. It does give it a good flavor. Will have to try this and see how the kids rate it. I know I’d love it for sure.

      • Heather
        October 3, 2019

        My kids, even the little one that has always refused to try shrimp, loved it! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think.

    • Lisa Joy Thompson
      October 3, 2019

      These looks absolutely delicious! My son has been asking for shrimp lately, so I think I’ll scrap what was on my menu plan for tonight and make these instead!
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      • Heather
        October 3, 2019

        Let me know how they turn out!

    • Flo
      October 3, 2019

      Omg this looks so delicious I am about to send my love to the store right NOW in order to get the ingredients!
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