Simply Healthy Family: Shrimp, Crab and Bacon BBQ Ranch Tostados


Shrimp, Crab and Bacon BBQ Ranch Tostados

These vibrant and zesty seafood tostadas may have summer written all over them but I for one am loving the creamy and spicy zing from the barbecue ranch dressing right now. Better yet they require zero cooking time and so I think they qualify as a life saver during this busy Holiday season. 

Winter in Phoenix is about as beautiful as it gets. Making it just about impossible to get anything done indoors. The urge to be outside in the crisp, cool air with gorgeous mountain views in every direction is down right physical. Every day, I walk the 5 blocks to the elementary school which sits perched on the mountainside to pick up the little darlings. Today, like most other days I saw several bunny rabbits, quail and birds chasing after bugs as I walked the path behind our home. I even came across a small pack of spirited coyotes trotting down the middle of the street like they owned the place which I've curiously gotten used to these last several weeks.

Compliment of the day from darling #3,  "Oh, wow! This is actually pretty good!" and from darling #4, "Yeah, it's even better than water!" My adoring little fans. 

Have you seen these dips/dressings/eat by the spoonful deliciousness from LiteHouse? I'm hooked!
I used the Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing for these tostadas and have something very clever in mind for their Feta Dill Dressing. Please Stand By.............

This would be great for a party!!! Serve in a bowl with a side of chips or crackers!

SERVES        8            PREP TIME        10 MINUTES       

You Will Need

2 cups frozen, cooked small shrimp, thawed
2 cups frozen imitation crab legs (use fresh lump crab if your feeling fancy)
6 strips, center cut Applewood Smoked bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
2 small Hass avocados, chopped
1 seedless cucumber, diced
small handful flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1, 11 oz jar of OPA Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Annie's BBQ sauce to drizzle on top of Tostadas
10-12 Pre-Made Tostado shells

Putting it all Together

In a large bowl combine shrimp, crab, corn, cucumber parsley, Old Bay seasoning and cooked bacon, toss to combine. Stir in dressing then gently stir in chopped avocado. Spoon onto tostado shells and drizzle with BBQ sauce.




  1. I love the flavor combination here and I definitely need to keep an eye out for that ranch, it sounds like a must-try!

  2. They look so so yummy!

  3. What a delicious combination of different flavors! These sound amazing.

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

  4. "Better than water!" Wow, high praise. LOL!These do look delicious. Perfect for that beautiful Phoenix weather. :-)

  5. Oh WoW! Your winters sure do sound better than the winters we have here in Boston. Phoenix is a great little town.

    And these tostados. . .they certainly do look better than water. ;-) I love the addition of seafood. . .and that Greek yogurt dressing. . .well that is something that I need to keep my eyes peeled for.

  6. Those tostadas sound so good. I love the addition of seafood and that dressing as the sauce.

  7. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! Seafood bonanza of awesomeness!

  8. This sounds good & easy. Thanks Gwen.

  9. What a great party food is right! These look so pretty, people are bound to gobble them up! I'll modify my serving by skipping the shrimp, it just doesn't agree with me, but the rest of the gang will get shrimp ... it makes this look extra lovely!

  10. What a wonderful mix of flavors! I can't wait to try these!! :)

  11. I love the combo of flavour! YUM!

  12. They look so tasty and easy to whip up for busy weeknights!

  13. From what you say about Phoenix winter I'm thinking that I should maybe reconsider where I live! These tostados looks sooo good. So many yummy flavors on a little shell!

  14. These look beautiful and oh so yum! I just want to reach through the screen and eat one right now! I know what you mean about the weather in Phoenix this time of year. I live in Mesa and can relate to the desire to be outside!

  15. Love that this has shrimp, bacon and avocados all in one recipe - my 3 favorites!! Would love to be in Phoenix at this time of year! : ))

  16. These look incredible, can't wait to try them out!

  17. This looks SO GOOD. (I love Arizona in the winter, too! It's so blue and crisp!)


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