Mexican Shrimp “Ceviche” Tostadas

Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe

Good morning friends! This past Mother’s Day weekend we relaxed and stayed home with the exception of dance and baseball. I made this tostada meal one day and it was a perfect warm weather meal because I didn’t heat up the kitchen. It was almost 100 degrees here! My husband loves “ceviche” at restaurants and this is good cheater way to get a similar taste with cooked shrimp.

My mom makes a similar recipe as a dip and serves with tortilla chips or saltine crackers. What a great summer appetizer to bring to a barbecue! You could use all fresh tomatoes, but I like the taste of fire roasted diced from the can and use those in salsa as well sometimes.

Mexican “Ceviche” Shrimp Tostadas by Lina Darnell

(This is a pretty large batch)

Mix together:

2 pounds cooked tail off shrimp

2 -14 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

2 chopped fresh tomatoes

1/2 11.5 oz. can V8 juice

Juice of 2 limes

3/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 chopped small white or red onion

1 jalapeno chopped (omit if you don’t like spicy)

1 clove chopped garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

Salt & Pepper to taste

Chill for at least an hour…however the more you chill the better it gets!

***Mix in 2 large chopped avocados right before serving!

I served mine on top of store bought tostada shells.

mexican shrimp ceviche

My favorite tip: Top with some crumbled Mexican Cotija cheese. Cotija cheese (in Spanish, queso añejado, meaning “aged cheese”) is a hard, crumbly Mexican cheese made primarily from cow’s milk. It is so good and reminds me of all my previous vacations in Mexico! In my grocery store this can be found next to the Mexican sausage.

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recipe for Mexican shrimp cocktail tostadas

I hope you all had a great mother’s day as well!

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These kid gifts are the best, aren’t they? I cherish each one.

My sweet husband got me a Ninja blender as a gift! I am so excited!

I had been dropping major hints about a Vitamix but we aren’t ready to drop $500 on a blender yet. I know I hear they are worth it…

But I am super impressed with my Ninja and have made myself kale berry smoothies and the kids individual smoothies this morning. It’s so convenient to clean…I appreciate that. Are you into juicing? I can’t wait to try more!

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