Recipe: Tequila Lime Shrimp Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salsa

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My husband and I love Mexican food; so naturally, I end up making a Mexican-inspired dish for dinner at least once a week. I usually enjoy cooking this cuisine at home because it is quick, easy, and healthy when you know exactly what ingredients are going into the dish!

I was recently browsing through a Rachel Ray magazine and the beef and mango tostada recipe immediately caught my eye. I have never ordered tostadas at a Mexican restaurant, so I figured what better way to try them than by making them myself? Instead of following the recipe exactly (okay, I really didn’t follow the recipe at all), I decided to put my own twist on it, and I must say – the outcome was delish. I hope you enjoy this fresh, summery dish as much as we do!

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salsa

  • Author: Carly Ferguson
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner


  • For the shrimp:
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 lbs. peeled, deveined raw shrimp
  • For the mango avocado salsa:
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 2 small avocados, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 8 corn tortillas


  1. Whisk together the first five ingredients in a medium bowl until combined and pour into ziploc bag.
  2. Add the shrimp and set aside to let the flavors mingle for up to 30 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, make the mango avocado salsa by combining all of the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In skillet, heat coconut oil (or olive oil) over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the shrimp and sauté until opaque, about 4 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large, dry skillet, toast the tortillas over high heat until golden and crispy.
  7. To assemble, layer individual tortillas with shrimp, mango avocado salsa, and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with slices of lime for an extra zing!

Turn this meal into a Mexican fiesta by serving with this yummy Skinny Peach Sangria made with summer’s freshest fruits!


-Carly Paige

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  1. Love shrimp taco anything! And that avocado mango salsa looks amazing. Pretty sure my first shrimp taco encounter was the Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos at Bonefish Grill…. definitely NOT as fresh and healthy as this though! 😉 Pinning for sure!

    1. Hi Ashley! The Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are delish, but you are right. Definitely not as healthy! I add the mango avocado salsa to just about everything – it’s so good. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

    1. Hi! I love tacos, too. My husband and I consider ourselves fish taco connoisseurs, ha! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

    1. Hi Liz! Thanks! They are so easy to make and are perfect for a busy weeknight. I hope you enjoy them!

  2. You had me at “mango avocado salsa”! We try to do some form of Mexican night once a week, and this would be a nice change from our turkey taco Tuesdays!

    1. Hi Dana – This salsa is so good – I put it on just about everything :-). We do a lot of turkey tacos, too, but it’s nice to switch it up every now and then! Enjoy!

    1. Jessica – I’m so sorry I am just now responding! Somehow your comment made your way into my spam folder… no good! These are so delicious – I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  3. I love shrimp tacos! These look so yummy with the mango and avocado added to them! Can’t wait to try!

    1. Hi Mistle – Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you like the recipe as much as I do – it’s a winner!

    1. Hi Dayne – I am so glad I could provide you with a new recipe to try. I hope you like them!!

    1. Toni – We LOVE mexican nights in our house and these shrimp tostadas are so quick and easy to make. It’s a winner!

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