Make Your Own Tostadas, Amigos!
This week, ArtEase! presents to you one of the SIMPLEST, tastiest, most customizable dishes your home school could ever create! TOSTADAS! Why head to a Mexican restaurant for your “toasted tortilla,” or tacos, nachos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, or enchiladas when you can build your own crunchy corn shell and top it with all the creamy guacamole, smokey chipotle, yummy sauté-grilled veggies, scrumptious grilled chicken or beef, melted cheeses, fresh crisp lettuce, and red-ripened juicy diced tomatoes that your heart desires, AT HOME!? Is your mouth watering yet? Let’s make this flavorous multi-colored dish… TOGETHER! OLÉ!!!
On August 18th, we celebrated "National Fajita Day" for our daily Dilly Days (see here). Then we thought, why wait until the next Mexican holiday Dilly Day celebration to roll around to share our specialty tostadas recipe when could just share it now! So, here you are, from ArtEase! to you, TODAY! :)
“Tostada” is a Spanish word for “toasted.” Not only is this savory, toasty, crunchy dish tasty and colorful and easy to make, but it can also be a healthy meal choice, depending on how you choose to top your shell. We’ve chosen to share our “healthy version” of the grilled chicken tostado this time. Indulge, and enjoy!
(yields 2-3 tostadas)
(customize to your liking & quantity)
2-3 Corn Tostada Shells (warm)
1 cup grilled chicken (frozen or almost thawed)
(hold the chicken for vegetarian version - pictured)
1 cup sliced green bell pepper
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 cup orange and/or yellow bell pepper
1 cup sliced red onion
1 cup sliced yellow onion
1 cup diced red tomatoes
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 shredded fiesta cheese blend
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sour cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
*NOTE: All ingredients are customizable to your liking!
THAT’S IT!!! We like to add a cup of packaged (or homemade, sometimes) salsa on the side, as well as a side dish of the delicious “Rice-A-Roni Cilantro Lime Rice” mix. Feel free to add in as much cheese as you like, more sour cream if you choose, and guacamole if you prefer, or even refried beans if you fancy. Whatever you do, simply INDULGE and enjoy!
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Many of the recipes and food-art ideas found here have been collected from various customized ArtEase! activities, selected school curricula, cookbooks, and shareable online material. (NOTE: not ALL mastertreats are sweet)