Towering Tostadas

These vegetarian tostadas pack a meaty punch with a layer of protein-rich beans. Roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are often used in Mexican dishes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tostada)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 282
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 15.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.5g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Calcium: 191mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (5-inch) corn tortillas
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) preshredded 2% reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 orange or green bell pepper, seeded and thinly cut into 12 rings
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and cut into 8 slices
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo (such as Goya)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pepitas
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. Place a baking sheet inside oven, and preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Lightly coat corn tortillas on both sides with cooking spray; place on preheated pan. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and golden. Cool tortillas on a wire rack.
  3. 3. Heat beans in a small saucepan over low heat 5 minutes, stirring often. Combine lettuce, onions, and cilantro in a bowl; toss.
  4. 4. Divide beans evenly among tortillas. Top each tostada with 1/2 cup lettuce mixture, 4 teaspoons cheese, 3 bell pepper rings, 2 avocado slices, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepitas. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.
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