If you are looking for a light and healthy meal option, try these Easy BBQ Shrimp Tostadas that are topped with a pineapple and pico de gallo topping, fresh cilantro, and fried sweet corn. This healthy recipe is perfect for making during the summer for cookouts, social gatherings, or for a light and healthy dinner option.
I don’t know why I don’t make tostadas more often. Like, seriously. Making tostadas is one of the easiest dishes anyone could ever make. In fact, think of tostadas as open-face tacos. You pretty much layer all of the ingredients that you want on top of one another on a flat and open crunchy taco shell. The best part is you can customize however you want. In the case of this recipe, I wanted to bring some summer flavors with some summer freshness.
BBQ Shrimp Tostadas Toppings
I think this recipe took all of 20 minutes to make. The recipe consists of large jumbo shrimp seasoned with BBQ seasoning. I topped the tostadas off with a simple pineapple pico de gallo mixture, fresh cilantro, fried sweet corn, and a simple chipotle sauce made with mayonnaise. That’s what I chose to top these shrimp tostadas but you can top them off with some of the following options:
- Pickled Onions
- Cotija Cheese
- Refried Beans
- Diced Red Onions
- Sour Cream
- Black Beans
In fact, a great idea would be to lay out all of these toppings in individual small bowls and allow people to create the tostada they want.
Commonly Asked Questions
I do not consider myself to be an expert on Mexican cuisine and its authenticity. However, in the case of these tostadas, the base of the dish is corn tortillas. You can buy these already made or you can purchase the soft corn tortillas and crisp them in the oven.
Yes! You can use steak, chicken, fish, or even tofu. Whatever you feel comfortable with as your main protein on the tostadas that will be fine. You can even make them completely veggie if you want by using sliced tomato, avocado, pico de gallo, and diced onion.
For my shrimp tostadas recipe, the total calories in this recipe are 415 calories, 26 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of sugar per serving.
If you like recipes like this, you will enjoy the recipes below:
- Steak and Eggs Huevos Rancheros
- Spanish-Style Rice Crunchwrap Supreme
- Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
- Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad