Easy Breezy Beautiful Tostada

02 Feb

Truth be told, I am not a fan of Mexican cuisine. It is not like I have not tried my fair share of Mexican food in restaurants; it’s just that I never developed a taste for it. It could be that I need a more mature palette. Anyhoo, there, I said it. My like or dislike for a cuisine reflects on the kind of food I prepare, guess it is normal for most of us and so, it is only natural that I don’t cook a lot of Mexican food in my house, except for the occasional quesadilla. This is reflected in my blog too; there aren’t any Mexican recipes here yet. (I love Thai and there aren’t any Thai recipes either, but let’s forget that for now πŸ™‚ ). Now, where were we? Ah yes, Mexican food…

So, when I came across this surprisingly easy Tostada recipe, I decided to give it a try. Especially because I had all the ingredients at home except for the Avocados and Tortillas. The only catch is that I had to grill the veggies. Now I had three reasons not to grill:

  1. It is winter and whoever grills in winter?
  2. Before you jump ahead, no, I don’t have an indoor- grill and I am not going to buy one now.
  3. There is no (3), just that 3 reasons sounded way cooler than 2 πŸ™‚

Veggie Tostada

I roasted the veggies in the oven at 350F for about 15 mins, till it is fork-tender but still crunchy. I followed the recipe to the T to make Salsa fresca. The Avocados, however, I cut into small pieces, drizzled a little bit of lemon juice, salt and pepper. It was a wholesome lunch – one that is a keeper. Next time though, I think I would throw in a bunch of mushrooms along with the veggies. Otherwise, no tampering with this recipe.

I think I am beginning to convert πŸ™‚


Posted by on February 2, 2008 in Cooking, Mexican


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4 responses to “Easy Breezy Beautiful Tostada

  1. Laksh

    February 3, 2008 at 2:28 AM

    Boy! you write like you have been watching food channel 24X7 πŸ™‚ That does look wonderful though.

    Is that a compliment? πŸ˜› – A-kay

  2. bhags

    February 3, 2008 at 2:47 AM

    tostada looks really beautiful… first time here, nice pics and lovely recipe

    Thanks for stopping by. Have been to your blog a few times – you have a good one too. – A-kay

  3. Sig

    February 3, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    That is a great dish… and yeah the mushrooms will be a nice addition..

    Thanks. A-kay

  4. UL

    February 4, 2008 at 5:15 AM

    I love mexican, avacados…mmm! Though not big on mushrooms…I like this as it is. Thanks.

    I love Avocados too… Well, I was (probably is) not a great fan of mushrooms but developing a palette for it now. – A-kay


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