Tomato Salsa Tostadas

These tomato salsa tostadas are a quick and easy Mexican style treat that you could make for dinner on a weekday.

Mexican food is fantastic – I’m sure everyone agrees with that, and who wouldn’t want an evening meal that tastes like nachos but is much better for you? These tostadas are bright, tasty and you can easily omit the cheese and soured cream to make them vegan. I’m too much of a dairy fan to do this though.

If you haven’t made tostadas before, do it! They’re like little pizzas on a tortilla, and you can use any toppings you like. I love these ones because they embrace Mexican flavours – but you don’t need to do that at all – you could easily make Greek ones with black olives and feta (similar to my Greek Style Flatbread Pizzas) or you could use any of your favourite pizza toppings.

These ones are surprsingly filling because of the avocado, and so I don’t think you need any meat. If you really wanted to add some, you could top with some cooked chicken breast or prawns.

These tostados will be ready in 20 minutes, and will serve 2.

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Tortilla wraps – you can use either white or whole meal.
  • Olive oil – vegetable oil would also work.
  • Onion, chopped tomatoes, borlotti beans, coriander, yellow pepper, smoked paprika, cinnamon– these are your salsa ingredients. You could switch the beans for another type of tinned bean (kidney beans work well), and you can use red or green instead of yellow pepper.
  • Cheddar, soured cream, avocado, spring onion, red chilli – optional toppings.

Top Tips

  1. Keep watch!

    These tostadas can catch easily at the edges – make sure you keep a close eye so that they don’t burn.

  2. Double up

    The salsa can be doubled up so that you can use it with other meals throughout the week, maybe a chilli or some nachos. It keeps well in the fridge.

  3. Get creative

    Once you have made these, get creative with your toppings! The great thing about tostadas is that they are so versatile.

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Tomato Salsa Tostadas

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Harriet Young
Easy, quick Mexican style tostadas topped with a beany tomato salsa, avocado, cheese and soured cream.
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 People


  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin borlotti beans
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20 g grated cheddar
  • 20 g soured cream
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 red chilli


  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Place the tortilla wraps flat on a baking tray (use 2 if you need to), drizzle with half of the olive oil and bake in the oven for approximately 5 minutes until starting to crisp. Remove from the oven.
  • Pour the rest of the olive oil into a saucepan. Chop the onion and add to the saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for 2 minutes, then add the chopped coriander stalks (reserve the leaves for later).
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, borlotti beans, sliced yellow pepper, smoked paprika and cinnamon. Simmer for 10 minutes, until thick.
  • Spoon the tomato mixture onto the tortillas, as you would a pizza sauce onto a pizza base. Top each one with grated cheese, then put back in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden.
  • Top each tostado with a dollop of soured cream, sliced avocado, a handful of coriander leaves and some sliced spring onion and chilli. Enjoy!
Keyword vegetarian

20 responses to “Tomato Salsa Tostadas”

  1. That looks so delicious! actually everything on your blog makes me so hungry haha <3

  2. Nice! I love the idea of having a pizza on a tortilla, way easier! 🙂

    1. Thanks Giovanna! Healthier too 😉

  3. Mmmm I love mexican foods! These look lovely and a great mid-week dinner!

  4. lovely recipe – simple for an evening meal and so healthy.

  5. Oh they look delicious! Soured cream..avocado..coriander.. Ahhhhmazzing.

  6. Love it when favorite foods turn into healthier option, nice idea!

  7. I absolutley love Mexican food, especially a quick and easy recipe like this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mmm… now I’m hungry 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  9. So quick and easy for the evening! Just perfect!

  10. i have to say your tostados sound wonderful, and I love how easy they sound to make too. Pinning to be tried out on my family very soon!

    1. Thanks Lucy – they are so easy to make. I’d love to hear how you get on with them!

  11. You are taking me back to my hols in Guatemala. Love these.

  12. Oh yes. I’m up for one of these *stomach rumbles *. Is it lunchtime yet?

  13. […] got this idea when I was recently making tostados. I love pizza, I love tostados, I love any dough-based dish with cheesy toppings which you can eat […]

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