Today is a VERY special day! A big group of wonderful and talented bloggers are celebrating for ONE special lady. Liz from the Lemon Bowl is expecting a little boy very soon and we are having a party today in honor of her little man. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Liz at several food conferences and she is one amazing lady. The food she cooks is healthy and is always full of flavor.
I made lemon garlic shrimp tostadas in honor of her “lemon” website. The best part about these tasty and simple tacos is that they are relatively healthy. Everyone knows that I have an obsession with Mexican food, and I mean a HUGE OBSESSION so I was right at home with this recipe!
Since I started to watch what I eat I thought I would incorporate Mexican food into a healthy meal. Shrimp with cheese on a hard baked taco?!?
This shrimp marinade was so good that I’m going to make it again for a pasta dish. A healthy pasta dish of course.
Now I love a good flour tortilla. In fact I think that is my sole reason for falling for this type of cuisine. I can never pass up a good homemade one that is right off the stove. The only problem is that they are not kind to your body. For this reason I decided to make this dish with a BAKED tostada instead of a rolled up fajita. The crunch with all of the toppings is going to have you coming back for another.
In a large bowl add the garlic, olive oil, lemon and salt. Stir with a spoon and then add the shrimp. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. Place a large skillet on medium heat and add the shrimp. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet and set aside. To make the tostada top with black beans, avocado, tomatoes and shrimp. Place about 2 teaspoons of shredded monterey jack cheese on top of each tostada.
In a large bowl add the garlic, olive oil, lemon and salt. Stir with a spoon and then add the shrimp. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Place a large skillet on medium heat and add the shrimp. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To make the tostada top with black beans, avocado, tomatoes and shrimp. Place about 2 teaspoons of shredded monterey jack cheese on top of each tostada.
Please check out these other great recipes in honor of Liz’s Baby Shower!
Whipped Feta Spread with Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary by Miss in the Kitchen
Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” in a Lemon Cup with Smoked Paprika by Climbing Grier Mountain
Lemon Basil Bruschetta by Dine & Dish
Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries w/ Lemon Basil Aioli by What’s Gaby Cooking
Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip with Baked Lemon Pepper Pita Chips by Aggie’s Kitchen
Creamy Asparagus Guacamole by The Healthy Apple
Sparkling Honey Rosemary Lemonade by Nutmeg Nanny
Basil Hibiscus Lemonade by Fabtastic Eats
Jam Mocktails: Lemon & Pineapple by Cooking with Books
Lemon Jalapeno Spritzers by Bev Cooks
Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade by Crumbs and Chaos
Limonana (Middle Eastern Frozen Mint Lemonade) by An Edible Mosaic
Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea by Family Fresh Cooking
Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing by Thrifty Veggie Mama
Lemon Quinoa Salad with Pistachios & Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Cookin’ Canuck
Greek Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette by Gimme Some Oven
Pear Quinoa Salad by Reluctant Entertainer
Lemon Avocado Salad Dressing by The Lean Green Bean
Lemony Spinach & Tomato Quinoa Salad by MomAdvice
Herbed Calamari Salad with Preserved Lemons by Everyday Maven
Italian Lemon Roast Chicken Pot by Eat2Gather
Roasted Lemon Garlic Cocktail Shrimp by Simply Scratch
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Tostada by A Zesty Bite
Lemon Pepper Shrimp Linguine by Taste and Tell
Salmon with Lemon Herb Butter by Handle the Heat
Lemon Chicken Stew by FoodieCrush
Chicken Saltimbocca with Lemon Cream Sauce and Olive Orzo by Baker by Nature
Honey Lemon Shortbread Cookies by Rachel Cooks
Lemon Blueberry Macarons by Chocolate & Carrots
Lemon Glazed Cookies by A Cedar Spoon
Healthier Lemon Bars by Texanerin Baking
Lemon Sugar Cookies by What Megan’s Making
Light Lemon Mousse by Country Cleaver
Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches by i am baker
Mini Lemon Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust by The Law Student’s Wife