Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Tostada

garlic shrimp and spinach tostadas

This recipe for Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Tostada was one of the first meals my husband made me when we were dating.  He called it a Popeye Tostada, I called it delicious!  Loaded with fantastic flavours piled on top of a crunchy tostada.

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Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Tostada
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
A quick, easy and delicious recipe for a great Mexican meal.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ a medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp
  1. Place olive oil in pan and sauté garlic and onion until slightly browned.
  2. Add shrimp, cook together for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Arrange on top of tostadas and serve with salsa, crumbled feta or sliced jalapeños.


garlic shrimp and spinach tostada

Can can top these tostadas with just about anything.  Finely grated cheese, feta, salsa, beans – really anything you would like to combine with the savoury garlic shrimp.  I love mine with grated old cheddar and some sliced jalapeño – perfect combination of flavours with a bit of spice.

garlic shrimp and spinach tostadas 2

What is a tostada?  The actual word tostada means “toasted” so it can mean a variety of different things in Latin America.  For me, and for these recipes I am referring to a hard tortilla – my favourite brand are Charras and are available at more grocery stores and WalMart.

garlic shrimp and spinach tostadas

What is your favourite tostada recipe? 


  1. Oh my goodness…your pictures are divine. I am looking at them and I am getting hungry. :) Thanks for the recipe…I will share it with my family.
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  2. Love spinach and shrimp, never had them together.
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  3. See, now that’s a NICE looking tostada!! I don’t eat shrimp, but my kids do and would love this. I’d love it sans shrimp, or maybe with even a handful of cashews (don’t judge, I’m nutty, I know) thrown in. I’m pinning this for trying out at some point!

  4. What a tasty recipe and such a beautiful presentation. My husband is crazy for garlic, and would love me to make this! Me, on the other hand, enjoy shrimp very much!
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  5. This looks absolutely yummylicious! I’m a big fan of garlic shrimps, never tried with spinach though. THank you for sharing.
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  6. This is right up my ally! and with the jalepeno on top.. that seals the deal!

  7. Holy Moley does that look super yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Yum, I love garlic shrimp. Paired with spinach it makes it a healthy bomb :) Your dish looks so inviting.
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  9. love shrimp – this looks great!

  10. Yummy! I want some!!
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  11. That looks so seriously delicious! I just ate and my mouth is watering. How annoying! ;)
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  12. Heidi C. says:

    Love garlicky shrimp! This recipe sounds delicious!

  13. Michelle Kent says:

    I love love garlic and shrimp together so so good the pictures don’t do the recipe justice :)

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