sour cream, chopped cilantro, pickled jalapeno, hot sauce
Prepare refried beans ahead of time using easy recipe for Instant Pot Refried beans. Alternatively, use 2 cans of refried beans, and warm them in a sauce pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Adjust seasoning based on your liking.
Prepare pico de gallo, guacamole and other ingredients and toppings including shredded cheese, sour cream etc.
Spoon and spread a layer of refried beans on the tostadas, leaving ½-inch around the edges.
Top with about a tablespoon of shredded cheese.
Add pico de gallo, guacamole, and other toppings of your choice of toppings.
Top with shredded lettuce and serve immediately.
Tostadas: For an authentic taste use yellow corn tostadas for this recipe. Buy store-ready tostadas from your nearest supermarket or make your own by baking or deep frying yellow corn tortillas as per instructions above.
Refried beans: If you can, make your own refried beans at home. It is an easy recipe and adds a ton of flavor as compared to canned refried beans.
Toppings: Pick you favorite toppings and customize these tostadas to taste. Anything that goes in a taco is a good option for tostadas.
Serve Immediately: Tostadas are best served immediately after assembling, otherwise they get soggy. If planning ahead, keep all the ingredients ready and assemble just before serving.
Make it Vegan: Switch the cheese to any vegan cheese of your choice, or simply skip it and make this recipe completely vegan. When buying store-bought tostadas, read the label to ensure it is vegan.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates and do not include any toppings. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.