Try this Easy Tostada Recipe

Try this Easy Tostada Recipe

Tostadas are a tasty treat that's easy to make at home. A perfect way to use up tortillas that are on the verge of going stale, the tostada's base is a deep fried crispy corn tortilla. The hard, flat tortilla is then topped with a mixture of beans, vegetables, and other flavorful foods. Here's a recipe for an easy and delicious avocado-topped vegetarian tostada; try it out, or let it inspire you to craft your own unique tostada recipe:

You'll Need:

  • refried beans

  • corn tortillas

  • vegetable oil

  • shredded cheese

  • chopped onion

  • shredded lettuce

  • chopped tomatoes

  • sliced black olives

  • fresh cilantro

  • avocado, sliced vertically into several long, ¼ inch thick pieces

  • salsa

Fry corn tortillas in hot vegetable oil until very crisp. Place on paper towels to drain off excess oil. Heat refried beans over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Chop the vegetables while the beans are heating. When the beans are ready, spread them in an even layer over the surface of each tortilla. Take care to leave a little space around the edge so that the tostada will be less messy to eat.

Once the beans are on, add the salsa and fresh cilantro. Add a layer of shredded cheese, then follow this with the lettuce, tomatoes, and black olives. Finally, top each tostada off with several large slices of avocado.

Serve tostadas as a side dish, crumble them up to create nachos, or make them the star of the meal. Tostadas are versatile, and they're a great choice for letting your creativity as a cook really shine.