Thursday, November 8, 2012

Not-a-Lotta Tostada

I just LOVE tostadas.  The crispy shell.  The fresh veggies.  The spicy salsa.  Mmmm.  Not to mention the edible bowl!  That just makes any soup or salad better, right?  :)  The only problem I have with tostadas is the fact that they are usually very big.  I mean ginormous!  For someone who is trying to manage their portions, it makes it kind of difficult to have because you don't want to waste a bunch of food!  Also, the huge fried tortilla isn't going to help that waistline of yours.  Well, I fixed both of those problems!

These tostadas use soft taco-sized baked tortillas!  You heard me, BAKED!  And it is so easy you won't believe it.  The size is perfect for a light dinner, or it can be a side dish if you prefer a bigger meal.  Once you have the shell, fill it with whatever you like and enjoy!  Below are the ingredients we used, but I didn't list any quantities since it is to your taste.  Just make it up as you go and have fun! 


flour tortillas
spray oil
black beans
lettuce, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
onions, chopped
green onions, chopped
cheese, grated
sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Flip over a standard muffin tin.  Lightly spray both sides of a tortilla and place in the open space between the muffin wells.  Weigh it down with some dried beans or something similar (I used dried chickpeas).  Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes until the edged are golden and crisp.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Top with whatever you like and serve!


  1. oh my goodness this looks soooo fun and delicious! i think i need to try this! yum!

  2. I nominated you for a Liebster award, read about it on my blog