Avocado Crema over Shrimp Tostadas

When I find a recipe that I would like to try on the internet, I print it out, write any changes I may have made and give it stars as to how the family liked it.  If highly rated it gets put in a file, if it needs some tweaking then it goes in a box to try later.  This shrimp recipe made it into the keep file. Very Yummy!  It is from Miss in the Kitchen.

Avocado Crema over Shrimp Tostadas

shrimp tostadas

Ingredients:

for avocado crema:

  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 1/4 cup Plain Nonfat Voskos Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for tostadas:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 medium sized cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Prepare the avocado crema while the oven is preheating.

Add avocado, Voskos Greek Yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and lemon juice to a blender or small bowl of food processor and process until smooth.  Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

Brush both sides of each tortilla lightly with oil.  Place on a baking sheet and bake five minutes.  Turn tortillas over and continue to cook 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.

Place shrimp in a small skillet with cumin and chili powder (add about 2 teaspoons of oil if needed-my shrimp had a little oil on them from cooking them the day before).  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly about 2 minutes or until spices have coated shrimp and they are heated through.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Place tortillas on a serving plate.  Top each with lettuce, cheese, 3 shrimp, about 2 teaspoons of avocado crema, green onions and cilantro.

Serve immediately.

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