Shrimp Tostadas with Corn Salsa

Shrimp Tostadas with Corn Salsa
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Shrimp Tostadas with Corn Salsa

Heather Christo

Shrimp Tostadas with Corn Salsa

Shrimp tostadas are the perfect weeknight meal, or great for easy entertaining! Obviously, feel free to take liberties with the salsa depending on what is available to you — I also think it would be great with additions such as tomatillos or bell peppers.

Let those crispy hot shrimp speak for themselves while smothered in fresh corn, tomatoes, and creamy avocado, all while spritzed in sour lime juice... Mmm... Pass the tostadas!


For the salsa

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

For the tostadas

In a large pan, heat about ½-inch vegetable oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, fry the corn tortillas until golden on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side, then drain on paper towels.

When you have fried all of the tortillas, add a few more tablespoons vegetable oil to the same pan and place back over medium heat. Place the flour in a bowl or shallow dish and dredge the shrimp. Gently place the shrimp in the pan, about 6-8 at a time (but do not overcrowd the shrimp).

When the shrimp have turned slightly pink and golden on the outside and opaque in the center, they are done. They should be nice and crispy. Drain them on a paper towel. Season with the salt and cayenne.

To assemble the tostadas, pile the shredded lettuce on 6 plates. Place the crispy fried tortillas over the top of the lettuce. Spoon about ¼ cup of the salsa over each tortilla. Divide the shrimp among the 6 tortillas (it should be about 5 shrimp per tortilla). Spoon another 2-3 tablespoons salsa over each serving and garnish with the cilantro and lime wedges.


*Note: For a nicer presentation, look for several different colors, if available.


Calories per serving:

999 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 76g 116%
  • Carbs 61g 20%
  • Saturated 6g 28%
  • Fiber 10g 38%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 53g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 25g 49%
  • Cholesterol 122mg 41%
  • Sodium 705mg 29%
  • Calcium 117mg 12%
  • Magnesium 95mg 24%
  • Potassium 1,008mg 29%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 393mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 77µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 39%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 10%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 19%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 116µg 29%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 82%
  • Vitamin K 51µg 64%
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