Plant-Based Tostadas

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Raise your hands if you love a good Tostada!

Plant-Based Tostadas are a fun and easy meal idea. Kids love tostadas and they are healthy too.


Plant-Based Tostadas

I rediscovered the Tostada when we learned my son had a wheat/gluten allergy. Tostadas are made with corn tortillas (but always read your labels) so they were safe for him.

Tostadas are:

  • Easy to make
  • Customizable
  • Allergy-friendly
  • Inexpensive
  • Delicious
  • Kid’s love them

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  • Soft Corn Tortillas (or buy the crispy tostada tortillas)
  • Unfried Pinto or Unfried Black Beans (store-bought refried beans can be used but read the label)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Dice Tomato
  • Salsa (optional)


  1. If using soft corn tortillas, preheat oven to 350° and place tortillas on cookie sheet (I use parchment paper on my cookie sheet).
  2. Bake tortillas for 15 minutes then remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes until you can handle them. They may not feel crisp but they will get crispier as they cool. Leftover tortillas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. Spread beans onto tortillas. I prefer the Unfried Black Beans. Top with lettuce, tomato and any other toppings you prefer.


These are great as an afternoon snack but also good for lunch or dinner. If serving as a meal I highly recommend making Mexican Rice. Tostadas are so simple that many kids could assemble them without much help and would be a fun party food.

How do you top your tostadas?

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  1. We love tostadas. We just started eating plant based and this is one food that we can still eat. The more toppings the better.

  2. mmmm… gotta have some avocado on there! PS – love your new website design! 😉

    • You know I love avocado. I wont but it specifically for toastadas though unless it is on sale.

      Thanks, I’m still tweaking the site here and there. I wish I had more time for design.

  3. Love tostadas and love the crunch and simplicity of them!

    • I agree Brandi! Tostadas are super simple, I love how quick they are to throw together. Washing and cutting the lettuce is the “hardest” part. 🙂

  4. I recently decided to switch my family to whole foods plant based protein diet after reading The China Study. Looking forward to trying your recipes on my 2 year old twins. Thanks!

    • Congrats on making the switch! We just celebrated birthday’s so mine are now 3 and 5 but I know what its like trying to get kids to eat healthy. I’m so impressed with the changes my kids have made since we changed our diet. They went from burgers and nuggets to broccoli and beans.

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