Summer Crispy Tostada

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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD
Grain Foods Foundation

The flavors of summertime come to life in this simple crowd-pleaser. Pick a spot in the sun and enjoy the crunch of tortillas and the sweet spiciness of fresh salsa.


  • Salsa
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes chopped
  • cup ¼cilantro chopped
  • cup ¼red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 12 corn tortilla tostadas hard tortilla shells
  • Toppings
  • 1 cups ½fresh black beans or 1 can black beans drained and rinsed, 15 oz.
  • 1 cups ½queso fresco or goat cheese crumbled
  • 6 leaves iceberg or Romaineof lettuce shredded

Try this tasty recipe for Summer Crispy Tostada, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, cilantro, onion, lime juice and hot sauce. Set aside.
  2. To assemble, place each tostada on a plate. Distribute the beans, cheese, lettuce and salsa evenly over the tortillas.