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Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Tostadas


Today I am sharing one of my favorite “go to” recipes, Healthy Vegetarian Tostadas. I work ten hour days and my handsome husband works as well. During the week we are all about quick and easy meals. These veggie tostadas are super simple to make and they are tasty too!

Simple and Healthy Veggie Tostadas

I use small corn tortillas as the tostada base. I like to keep things healthy so I bake them-no frying is necessary. Just spray both sides of the tortilla with cooking spray and broil them for 5-7 minutes. The tortillas will crisp right up! They make the perfect base for the tostada.

Simple and Healthy Veggie Tostada Ingredients

I like to spread vegetarian refried beans on first because they act as the “glue.” Then, I go topping crazy! You can add whatever toppings you like. Some of our favorites are: lettuce, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cheese, red onion, mango salsa, avocados, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

These tostadas are fun to make and eat. Get the whole family involved! Let everyone choose their favorite toppings. The corn tortillas are crispy and the layers of toppings add tons of flavor.

If you are looking for a quick, healthy, and tasty meal, give these veggie tostadas a try! They are one of our favorite weeknight meals.

Make Simple and Healthy Veggie Tostadas

Veggie Tostadas


Corn tortillas
Refried Beans


Cheese, shredded
Lettuce, shredded
Tomatoes, diced
Red onion, chopped
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Avocado, chopped
Fresh lime juice


1. Turn on the oven to broil. Spray both sides of the corn tortillas with cooking spray. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Broil for 5-7 minutes. Turn them over once. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn. Remove from oven and let cool.

2. Prepare your toppings. Heat up the refried beans in a microwave safe bowl. Stir.

3. Take a corn tortilla and spread refried beans over the top. Add whatever toppings you like.

4. Enjoy!

Note – you can add meat if you want extra protein. My husband sometimes adds grilled chicken to his tostada. Also, feel free to add other toppings like olives, jalepenos, diced green chiles, corn, etc. You can get creative with this recipe!


  1. To make the refried beans tastier you can saute some onions,serrano pepper and garlic in little oil, add some taco seasoning mix to it and then the refried beans. Also add some chopped tomatoes and cilantro and boil the whole mixture for 2 mts. This way the beans can also be used to make tasty burritos.

  2. We’ve been eating more meatless meals the past few months…and this looks like one that we’d love to add to our repertoire. Thank you!

  3. Yum I love tostadas but hate the time and mess of frying them, I never knew you could bake them with the same results! Thanks for the tip, these will be going on the menu this week!

  4. This tostada looks so good and refreshing. What a great tip about baking the tortillas. I don’t like frying them either.

  5. That is the most beautiful tostada I’ve ever seen! Thanks for sending that along. I will definitely make these for my family. I love finding new recipes!

  6. I’m not a big fan of corn tortillas when they’re soft, so I’m excited about your neat trick to toast them up! And so healthy, love that! Thanks!!

  7. Oh my- that recipe just made me soo hungry! Too bad it’s 9:30 at night and I don’t have all of the ingredients. I’ll have to try it soon for sure! My kids would like putting all of their own toppings on- kinda like a salad bar.

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  8. What a great idea! I’m always looking for different ways to eat taco-like meals :) Great job for your first post! :)

  9. Yummy! I love your tip for baking the tortilla, sounds so easy. Thanks for the recipe and welcome!

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