Shrimp, Black Bean, and Avocado Tostada

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On to the recipe:

I made this tostada for lunch using leftover ingredients that I had in the refrigerator. I simply seasoned the shrimp with Mexican spices and they tasted amazing with the crisp tostada, black beans, and creamy avocado.  I really enjoyed this tostada and plan to make it again for dinner because my entire family will love it! Quick, easy, healthy, and tasty – you can’t beat that!

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Coat a corn tortilla with cooking spray on both sides then place it into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown. Heat the leftover drained and rinsed black beans seasoned with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, to taste, in the microwave for 30 seconds or until warm.

Place the skillet coated with cooking spray back on the stove over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder, to taste.  Side Note:  I didn’t measure the seasoning, I just sprinkled a little bit of each onto the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until done. Remove from heat.

Layer the tostada shell with sour cream, black beans, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Shrimp, Black Bean, and Avocado Tostada

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
1 corn tortilla
Black beans, drained & rinsed
6-8 shrimp, tail removed & deveined
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Dash of cumin, to taste
Dash of oregano, to taste
Dash of paprika, to taste
Dash of chili powder, to taste
Dash of garlic powder, to taste
Avocado, diced
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Green onions, sliced
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Coat a corn tortilla with cooking spray on both sides and place it into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown. Heat the leftover drained and rinsed black beans seasoned with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, to taste, in the microwave for 30 seconds or until warm.

Place the skillet coated with cooking spray back on the stove over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder, to taste. Side Note: I didn't measure the seasoning, I just sprinkled a little bit of each onto the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until done. Remove from heat.

Layer the tostada shell with sour cream, black beans, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking