Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

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!

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.

File 1 - Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Personally, I plan to whip these out for tailgating!

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Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Guacamole:
  • 2 Avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
For the Shrimp:
  • 1 pound Peeled and Deveined Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 dashes Ground Cayenne Peppers
For the Tostadas:
  • Canola Oil
  • 8 Corn Tortillas, (small)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco
  • Limes


  1. Rinse shrimp with cold water, drain, and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Related Recipes:
Avocado Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes, Shrimp Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Guacamole Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Easy Recipes, Lime Recipes, Sauteed Recipes
Recipe Yields:
8 tostadas
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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 8 tostadas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tostadas
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 178
Calories 498

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 322mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
  Dietary Fiber 9g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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