shrimp and bean tostada

Shrimp and Black Bean Tostadas

Last Updated on July 25, 2023

Tostadas are like an open-faced taco; crunchy, messy, and topped with whatever layers of flavor you like. For this recipe, we toss shrimp with cumin and lime and cook them quickly in a skillet.


shrimp tostadas with beans and radish cabbage


Crisp cabbage laced with more lime juice lime, black beans with salsa verde, and rich sour cream round out this fast and fun weeknight dinner.


shrimp tostada recipe

shrimp tostada

Shrimp and Black Bean Tostadas

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Raw Gulf Shrimp
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 pound wild-caught Gulf shrimp thawed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups thinly shredded green cabbage
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • ½ cup salsa verde
  • 8 tostada shells
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 radishes
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime wedges


  • Heat the oven to 325°F. Drain the shrimp and pat them dry. Place them in a large bowl with the salt, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice and zest, and olive oil. Toss to combine and set aside to marinate.
  • Place the cabbage in a medium bowl and toss with a pinch of salt. Set aside. Stir the beans and the salsa verde together in a small pot and place over medium-low heat.
  • Slice the radishes. Place the tostada shells on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Prepare any other toppings. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for a minute or two, and when it’s hot, add the shrimp. Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until the shrimp have firmed up and turned bright orangey-pink. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble, put two tostada shells on each plate and spread with a spoonful of sour cream. Spoon beans over each (you'll likely have beans left over). Divide the shrimp and place over the beans. Top with cabbage, radishes, and cilantro. Serve with hot sauce and lime wedges.
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