Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada

Today is a VERY special day!  A big group of wonderful and talented bloggers are celebrating for ONE special lady.  Liz from the Lemon Bowl is expecting a little boy very soon and we are having a party today in honor of her little man.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Liz at several food conferences and she is one amazing lady.  The food she cooks is healthy and is always full of flavor.

I made lemon garlic shrimp tostadas in honor of her “lemon” website.  The best part about these tasty and simple tacos is that they are relatively healthy.  Everyone knows that I have an obsession with Mexican food, and I mean a HUGE OBSESSION so I was right at home with this recipe!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada

Since I started to watch what I eat I thought I would incorporate Mexican food into a healthy meal.  Shrimp with cheese on a hard baked taco?!?

SOLD!

This shrimp marinade was so good that I’m going to make it again for a pasta dish.  A healthy pasta dish of course.

Now I love a good flour tortilla.  In fact I think that is my sole reason for falling for this type of cuisine.  I can never pass up a good homemade one that is right off the stove.  The only problem is that they are not kind to your body.  For this reason I decided to make this dish with a BAKED tostada instead of a rolled up fajita.  The crunch with all of the toppings is going to have you coming back for another.

ENJOY – Meagan

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada

 

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada

Yield: 4 tostadas

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 pound large uncooked shrimp
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 baked tostadas
1 avocado, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 15 ounce can of black beans, cooked (add a pinch of salt to the beans)

Directions:

In a large bowl add the garlic, olive oil, lemon and salt. Stir with a spoon and then add the shrimp. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Place a large skillet on medium heat and add the shrimp. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet and set aside.

To make the tostada top with black beans, avocado, tomatoes and shrimp. Place about 2 teaspoons of shredded monterey jack cheese on top of each tostada.

Weight Watcher's Points Per Serving: 8 for one or 15 for two tostadas

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43 Responses to “Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada”

  1. 1
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — October 14, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Meagan, these look great! Such a great flavor combination. :) It was a pleasure bringing goodies to Liz’s shower with you!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much Caroline!

      Reply

  2. 2
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 14, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I love shrimp tostadas and I will have to add black beans next time, this looks wonderful!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      I really likes the black beans with the shrimp. It was definitely a good choice.

      Reply

  3. 3
    Tieghan — October 14, 2013 at 7:05 am

    So much lemon going on today! These tostadas sound and look incredible!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

      It was definitely a lemon party.

      Reply

  4. 4
    Ali @ Inspiralized — October 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Tostadas are ALWAYS a good idea!

    Reply

  5. 5
    Rachel Cooks — October 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

    These look so good! Yum! I am loving all of these lemon recipes :)

    Reply

  6. 6
    Aggie — October 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I have bend wanting to make some shrimp lately for an easy healthy dinner – I’m totally sold on these!! Perfect for Liz’s shower!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

      These are perfect for a healthy dinner and exactly what I need.

      Reply

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    Amanda — October 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

    What a wonderful recipe! I bet this would be a crowd pleaser!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

      Thanks Amanda – already planning on making the shrimp with a pasta dish.

      Reply

  8. 8
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Load me up with these tostadas woman!!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

      I can definitely load you up!

      Reply

  9. 9
    Jackie @ savoring our twenties — October 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

    So fun! I love Liz — how exciting. And these tostadas look delish.

    Reply

  10. 10
    Sandy Coughlin — October 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I just HAD to pin these for later, because they look sooo good. So glad you participated!

    Reply

  11. 11
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love that I saw these on IG and wanted them before I even knew you were making them for my shower!!!!!! These look amazing girl. Thank you so much!!

    Reply

  12. 12
    Corey — October 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Wow! I want some right now. This looks great!

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — October 14th, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

      You are always welcome at my home! :)

      Reply

  13. 13
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Dude, these are going to be made!! I seriously just jazzed hands!! Love the tostada version!

    Reply

  14. 14
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Ohhh I adore these! They’re the perfect portion-size and the lemon-garlic flavor is my favorite on shrimp!

    Reply

  15. 15
    Julia — October 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful tostadas!! The flavors look like go awesome together!

    Reply

  16. 16
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I LOVE THESE! Tostada are my weakness! There’s just something about eating with my fingers! Beautiful shots too my friend! LOVE!

    Reply

  17. 17
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — October 15, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I love the fresh, bright flavors in this dish! So pretty and perfect for a baby shower!

    Reply

  18. 18
    RavieNomNoms — October 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Oh my word!! How delicious are these?!

    Reply

  19. 19
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Ooh, giiirl. These are some awesome pictures! :)

    And now I finally know what a tostada is. Thanks for the schooling. ;)

    Reply

  20. 20
    Deborah — October 16, 2013 at 1:02 am

    We are tostada lovers at our house, and I’m dying to try your version!!

    Reply

  21. 21
    Gaby — October 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Oh these would just hit the spot! I do love a good tostada!!

    Reply

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