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Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas Recipe

Meals in under 30 minutes – they are the best thing in the world, aren’t they?

As I write this post, I feel exhaustion sweeping through my brain and I find that my words are coming out jumbled.

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Fun fact: it took me at least four tries to write that previous sentence, and I still feel like it doesn’t sound right. I think my brain is playing tricks on me…

Part of this is because of my stress ball of a brain not taking a rest, but I know a lot of it is because I’ve taken up boxing.

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Holy. WOW. Boxing is a hell of a workout, and it seriously takes the life out of me. I’m only going a couple of times a week in between my other workouts, and I feel the burn.

LITERALLY. Every muscle is burning in my body, even when I am lying down.

SO, as you can imagine, all this exhaustion is making me not want to spend a ton of time cooking meals.

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Therefore, 30-minute or less meals are my JAM right now.

This tostada recipe is all the flavorful, bright, and crunchy goodness you could ever want in a meal.

The shrimp is cooked in a honey lime mixture that is absolutely mouthwatering. It’s light and bright, with just the right amount of sweetness.

These shrimp balance out the other flavors in the tostadas in all the right ways.

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Of course there’s guacamole, which you all know I can never live without. Then you get a bright hit from pico de gallo and a sharp note from freshly sliced red onions.

It’s so easy to pull together and it’s so filling! You can serve these not only as a meal, but they are also a great hearty appetizer or snack for a party.

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Personally, I plan to whip these out for tailgating!

When would you serve these tostadas??

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Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas Recipe

Meghan Yager
Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas are my new crunchy, tangy go-to for a party, or for any ol’ weeknight when I want to add a little flair to the menu. They are loaded with guacamole, my favorite shrimp, pico de gallo, red onion slices, and queso fresco. It’s an easy meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 4 2 tostadas
Calories 498.31 kcal


  • 2 Avocado peeled and pitted
  • 0.5 Lime juiced
  • 0.25 Salt plus more for seasoning
  • 0.25 Black Pepper
  • 0.5 Garlic Powder
  • 0.25 Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
  • 1 Olive Oil
  • 1 Unsalted Butter melted
  • 4 Garlic minced
  • 3 Honey
  • 1.5 Lime Juice
  • 0.25 Salt
  • 3 Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Canola Oil
  • 8 Corn Tortilla (small)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco
  • Limes


  • Rinse shrimp with cold water, drain, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the back of a fork until it’s smooth but still a little chunky. Stir in lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • In a small skillet over medium-high heat, add enough canola oil until it’s about 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Once hot, add small corn tortillas, frying them one at a time, on 30 seconds on each side. Remove once golden brown to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium skillet, add olive oil and butter for the shrimp. Once hot, add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp and cook for a few minutes before adding the honey, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook until shrimp are cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
  • To assemble the tostadas, spread each fried tortilla with equal amounts guacamole. Top with pico de gallo, shrimp, red onion, cilantro, and queso fresco. Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 498.31kcalCarbohydrates: 43.88gProtein: 27gFat: 22.25gSaturated Fat: 4.25gSodium: 322.25mgFiber: 9.13gSugar: 13.38g
Keyword Avocados, Easy, Easy Dinners, Guacamole, Limes, Sauteed, Seafood, Shrimp, Tex Mex
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