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Tostada de Guacamole (Quick Recipe)


Tostada de guacamole is a traditional Mexican dish that consists of a tostada, which is a flat, fried tortilla, topped with guacamole. Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dip made from avocados, onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers, while tostada is usually made from corn flour.

This dish is a popular Mexican street food and is often served as an appetizer or a main course. It contains protein, healthy fat, fiber, and a few carbohydrates.

About this recipe

Tostada de Guacamole is a dream-come-true for avocado lovers. Think of it as guacamole but elevated to a full-blown meal, thanks to the crispy tostada.

Recipe background

This dish is essentially a fusion of two Mexican favorites: guacamole and tostadas. It’s simple, yet impressively flavorful.

Guacamole Evolution

Basic GuacamoleTostada de Guacamole
Avocado DipMeal

Why make this recipe?

  • Healthy: Packed with good fats.
  • Quick: Ready in 15 minutes.
  • Vegan: It’s a plant-based wonder.

What does Tostada de Guacamole taste like?

Imagine the creaminess of guacamole meeting the crispiness of a tostada. It’s a texture extravaganza with a burst of flavors.

What is in Tostada de Guacamole?

  • Base: Tostadas
  • Spread: Guacamole
  • Toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapeños

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Food processor or mortar and pestle
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 tostadas
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Jalapeños, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare Guacamole: Mash avocados, mix in lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
  2. Taste Test: Adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Layer: Spread a generous amount of guacamole on each tostada.
  4. Add Toppings: Pile on lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapeños.
  5. Serve: Immediately for optimal crispness.

What to serve Tostada de Guacamole with

  • Salsa
  • Fresh lime wedges

My recommendations and tips

  • Use ripe avocados for the creamiest guacamole.
  • Don’t skimp on the lime; it adds a zesty kick.

Potential ingredients substitutes

Original IngredientSubstitute
AvocadosStore-bought guacamole
Lime juiceLemon juice

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fat: 18g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I add cheese?
  • Sure, cotija cheese is a great addition.
  • Is it gluten-free?
  • Most tostadas are, but always check labels.

Conclusion

Tostada de Guacamole is a quick, healthy, and incredibly satisfying dish. Whether you’re vegan or just an avocado enthusiast, this is one recipe you’ll want to make over and over. So why wait? Dig in!

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