Tostadas are one of my big discoveries after spending time in Mexico. I never made them before Cozumel, and now I munch on them on a weekly basis!
There is something tremendously satisfying about eating them -- maybe it's the crunch, maybe it's the higher fillings-to-tortilla ratio....either way I am hooked on them 🙂
Another big discovery was baking my own tostada shells. This is super easy and will make Tostadas a permanent part of your home kitchen so please try it out! I'll include a post that has details on this process.
So if Tostadas are not part of your weeknight meal routine, I hope this post helps change that! There are 12 recipes below to get you started -- pick the one that resonates with you the most and go for it 🙂
Click the name of the recipe and it will take you to a page on this site where you can print out or take a pic of the step-by-step instructions.
I make impromptu versions of these Bean Tostadas all the time! That's one of the main benefits of keeping some of these refried beans in the fridge. Top your Tostadas with avocado bits and just like that dinner is served 🙂
Salsa de Aguacate is a delicious, creamy green sauce that works wonders on Tostadas -- please keep it in mind for your Tostada escapades! I loaded these up with chicken, cheese, beans, and plenty of the Salsa de Aguacate. Yum 🙂
Here's the easy "bake your own tostada shells" method. Simple rub some oil on both sides of corn tortillas and bake each side for 4-5 minutes in the oven. It's a super easy technique that I use all the time -- be sure to use thin corn tortillas for best results.
Here's a great recipe for that ground beef that's sittin' in your fridge! I love infusing ground beef with the smoky heat of chipotles so that's what I did for this batch. And then I topped these Tostadas with cabbage, Queso Fresco, and a squeeze of lime...and they were off-the-charts delicious 🙂
Refried beans, eggs, and cheese on a warm crunchy Tostada shell? Sold! I scrambled these eggs with ham, onion and jalapeno, but feel free to get creative with your eggs -- I will sometimes even make over easy eggs for some yolk-tastic Tostadas 🙂
This is one of my favorite combos on the site! Chicken Chile Verde, refried beans, Queso Fresco, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime -- I make huge batches of this Chicken Chile Verde and then munch on these beauties all week long 🙂
Homemade Salsa is the key to these easy Bean and Rice Tostadas. Simple home cooking using fresh ingredients -- that is Mexican food at its best! Feel free to make these with Authentic Salsa Verde or Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa.
And once you become convinced of the power of Tostadas you can unleash them on your friends and family! Please use this Tostada Bar for 15 to accomplish that -- you'll create a spread of homemade fixings and then let your peeps create their own personal Tostada masterpiece 🙂
Have you made Chicken Tinga yet? This is another great option for Tostadas -- the key is to use tomatillos in the Tinga! This will give your Tinga some lip-smacking tang 🙂
These Spicy Chickpea Tostadas are proof that you can make Tostadas out of anything! Puree your chickpeas with onion, garlic, and chipotles, and you've just discovered a delicious vegetarian alternative for your Tostada journey. Yum 🙂
Creamy Chipotle Chicken is another great option for Tostadas. It's a bit more decadent, so I save it for weeknights when I'm craving some comfort food 🙂
Speaking of vegetarian delights, these Avocado Hummus Tostadas are still one of the most popular recipes on the site! I top them with a Cucumber Pico de Gallo and they are wildly satisfying, even if they sound a little weird 🙂
Okay, got some new ideas for your Tostada journey! I'll put links below to all of the recipes, along with links to the fixings that appear most often on my Tostada masterpieces 🙂
I hope you find some keepers!
And the fixings:
And of course: freshly chopped cilantro and a final squeeze of lime 🙂
Here's the latest post: Arroz con Pollo with Wings and Chipotles!