These spicy avocado and chipotle shrimp tostadas with cilantro crema are the perfect game day recipe! This easy to make and healthy, low-calorie Mexican recipe is filled with flavor and just the right amount of heat.
The combination of the fresh guacamole with the spiciness of the chipotle shrimp over a crunchy tortilla is amazing. I really like that these tostadas are easy to eat which makes them a perfect appetizer for entertaining.
I am a huge fan of tostadas. They are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. I really love that they are so versatile. You can pretty much put anything on them! I always like to start with a layer of something soft like avocado, refried black beans or salsa and then pile other ingredients on top.
When I make tostadas I usually top them with chicken or pork, sometimes even beef. Since I was having company over to watch a game I wanted to make something a bit different. I decided to use shrimp instead of chicken. This chipotle shrimp tostada recipe not only came out great but it was easier to make because the shrimp cook so fast!
Are tostadas a traditional Mexican food?
Tostadas are a traditional dish in Mexico but also in other Latin American countries. For this recipe I got inspired in the tostadas I used to eat back in Guatemala. Guatemalan tostadas are simpler than Mexican tostadas. They are usually made with guacamole, salsa or black beans and sprinkled with queso and cilantro. In contrast, traditional Mexican tostadas start off with a base of guacamole or black beans and then are piled high with chicken or pork and lots of other ingredients.
What are the ingredients for chipotle shrimp tostadas?
To make these chipotle shrimp tostadas I started off with crunchy tortilla tostadas. Next, I added the mashed avocado or guacamole. To complete the recipe I added some other ingredients like red cabbage and red onions. To finish them I drizzled the cilantro-lime crema and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Can I make a non-spicy version of this recipe?
You can control the heat by adding more or less chipotle to your shrimp. My kids don’t like spicy food. Because of this, I reduce the amount of chipotle pepper when I make this for them. However, the flavor of the shrimp is still great without the chipotle so feel free to make these without chipotle! Another way to make these less spicy is to omit the chipotle from the cilantro-lime crema.
Other Mexican Tostadas Recipes
- Avocado and chipotle mushroom tostadas
- Camarones a la diabla (spicy Mexican shrimp) tostadas
- Quick and easy mole tostadas
- Tuna tostadas with cilantro lime crema
- Mango seafood salad tostadas
Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 1158mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g