15-Minute Shrimp Tostadas, the perfect dinner for busy workdays! Crunchy tostada, fresh arugula, creamy avocado, juicy grapefruit, delicious shrimps and sweet-and-sour red chilli sauce. WOAH!

15-Minute Shrimp Tostadas

15-Minute Shrimp Tostadas, the perfect dinner for busy workdays! Crunchy tostada, fresh arugula, creamy avocado, juicy grapefruit, delicious shrimps and sweet-and-sour red chilli sauce. WOAH!

Course Main Course
Cuisine International, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 511 kcal


  • 2 red chillies
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 20 large shrimps or prawn
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 hands full arugula
  • 1 hand full microgreens
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Wash red chilli and cut of stem.
  2. Add chilli, vinegar, water, coconut sugar, tomato paste, garlic and salt into a high-speed blender and blend until the chilli is processed into very very small pieces.
  3. Pour into a pan and bring to the boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and let cook for about 10 minutes until about 1/2 the liquid evaporated. Stir every once in a while.
  4. In the meantime, peel and destone avocado and cube into 1/2" pieces. Peel grapefruit out of peel AND SKIN (!) and break into 1/2" pieces. Peel and thinly slice red onion. Set aside.
  5. Brush tortillas with flavorless oil on both sides (I used avocado oil). You can also use your fingers. Make sure to cover the whole surface, also the edges.
  6. Place tortillas on a non-stick baking sheet and turn on the broiler on high. Toast for about 3 minutes on one side and another 3 minutes on the other.
  7. In the meantime, preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  8. Remove sweet-and-sour red chilli sauce from heat and let cool a little.
  9. Take out tostadas from oven and set aside.
  10. Once skillet is hot, add a tiny splash of flavorless oil and shrimps (preferably in their shell), salt, pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and then 2-3 minutes on the other. Don't crowd the pan. If the pan is small, cook the shrimp in 2-4 batches. Making sure they don't touch each other.
  11. Now build the tostadas by adding arugula, cubed avocado, grapefruit, shrimps and red onion, drizzle with sweet-and-sour red chilli sauce and top with microgreens for decoration.
Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Shrimp Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 511 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 1783mg78%
Potassium 1024mg29%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2110IU42%
Vitamin C 117.7mg143%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.