It has been a while so it is time for a lunch recipe. I have made tostadas before but today we make a vegan version. Tostadas are very versatile and adapt to what you like most. Combine flavors that you love and you get a heavenly lunch dish. As this recipe today is vegan I have included a lot of vegetables and some great guacamole and salsa. Want to know how you can make this simple but nutritious vegan crunchy tortilla tostada? Lets get started!
Tostada is made from flour tortillas and they are like a big sandwich. Just like with a sandwich you can decorate them any way you like. First it is important to get them crunchy. You can get them crunchy by frying them in hot oil for a couple of minutes. When fried in oil they do hold a lot of fat so make sure you let all the excess drain in paper towels. You can put them in the microwave between paper towels heat them on full volume for about 1 minute than repeat with top towel removed. The method I prefer is using cooking spray or oil brushed on both sides of the tortilla and let them get crunchy in the oven.
Just like with the crunchy tortilla tostada with tuna I have used mashed brown beans on this tostada as well. It is a great base to start with, as it is savory and tasty. To make mashed brown beans start with frying onions, paprika and cumin. If you like you can include garlic and chili peppers. Add about a cup of water and let the brown beans for about 10 to 15 minutes. Take the brown beans of the heat. Secure about 15 brown beans so you can decorate the tostada. Then transfer the remaining brown beans into a bowl and mash the brown beans with at fork. The mashed brown beans are the first layer of the tostadas.
For this vegan version of the tostada I have the following toppings:
How to make vegan crunchy tortilla tostada
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Tostadas are very versatile and adapt to what you like most. So we are making vegan crunchy tortilla tostada. Lets get started!
Make some guacamole
Make some smooth roasted tomato salsa
Heat a small pan with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
First add the onion and fry them until soft and transparent. This takes about 3 minutes
Then add the brown beans, the paprika and then the cumin and stir through before adding the cup of water
Let the beans get to the boil
Stir and reduce the heat to medium to let the brown beans simmer for about 10-15 minutes
Take the beans of the heat. Drain the brown beans preserving about 15-20 brown beans for decorating and transfer to a bowl
Mash the brown beans
Preheat the oven at 350℉/175℃
Spray the tortillas with cooking spray or vegetable oil on both sides
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes (turn at about 5 minutes in the oven).
Start plating the tostada and start with mashed brown beans
Then the smooth roasted tomato salsa before adding a large portion of the guacamole
Decorate with corn, lettuce and brown beans
Ready to serve
The preparation time is without the time it takes to make the smooth roasted tomato salsa and also not include the time to prepare the guacamole.