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Vegetable Tostadas

Unlike traditional tostadas piled with shredded meat, these vegan tostadas are akin to a Mexican-inspired vegetable salad piled on a crisply baked corn tortilla. Made with black beans, fresh tomatoes, and leafy greens, this is a vegan Mexican recipe that

Unlike traditional tostadas piled with shredded meat, these vegan tostadas are akin to a Mexican-inspired vegetable salad piled on a crisply baked corn tortilla. Made with black beans, fresh tomatoes, and leafy greens, this is a vegan Mexican recipe that is both delicious and nutritious.
Unlike traditional tostadas piled with shredded meat, these vegan tostadas are akin to a Mexican-inspired vegetable salad piled on a crisply baked corn tortilla. Made with black beans, fresh tomatoes, and leafy greens, this is a vegan Mexican recipe that is both delicious and nutritious.

Vegetable Tostadas

Makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels

  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded, minced

  • 2 large vine-ripe tomatoes, seeded, chopped

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Shredded vegan cheese to taste (optional)

  • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, diced

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 cups torn red leaf lettuce

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray tortillas with olive oil or cooking spray and arrange them on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until just crisp.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine beans, corn, jalapeno, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Scatter bean mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle with vegan cheese, if using.

  5. Turn oven to broil. Place tostadas in oven and broil to heat toppings (and melt cheese, if using).

  6. Remove tostadas from oven.

  7. In a second bowl, toss together avocados and lemon juice. Toss with lettuce and cilantro.

  8. Divide salad mixture over tostadas, season with salt and pepper, and serve warm.


Cook's note: For a "meaty" change, add seitan strips to the toppings.

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