Grilled Shrimp Tostadas


Grilling gives these shrimp tostadas a boost of smoky flavor. Skewering the shrimp prevents them from falling through the grates while getting even char on each side. If you have a grill basket, you can throw them in that instead; just make sure to get them into a single layer so they don't steam.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas 
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 count)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chile-lime seasoning, such as Tajín

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1 cup guacamole

  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Crumbled cotija cheese & sour cream for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Toss shrimp with 1 tablespoon oil, chile-lime seasoning and garlic powder in a large bowl. Thread onto four 12-inch metal skewers. Brush both sides of each tortilla with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

  3. Grill the shrimp until lightly browned and cooked through, flipping once, about 4 minutes. Grill the tortillas until lightly charred and crispy, flipping once, about 2 minutes.

  4. Top the tortillas with cabbage, guacamole, jalapeño and the grilled shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with cotija and sour cream, if desired.


Four 12-inch metal skewers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 467IU 9%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Potassium 739mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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