Did somebody say Mexican food? Yes please.
Mexican food is so exciting. I love all the colours and textures and how it can bring people together. My husband and I are always eating tacos, fajitas, enchiladas etc but sometimes it can get repetitive. So this time I decided to try something a little different.
What are tostadas?
I decided to make chicken tostadas, which is basically a flat taco! Pretty different right? 😉 You can use corn or wheat tortillas and either fry or toast them and then they are ready for your fillings. I used Old El Paso’s corn tortillas because I love the flavour of them. I toasted mine until crisp on a grill pan as I didn’t fancy frying them and it worked a charm.
What did I put on the tostadas?
I can’t say this is exactly a recipe but more of a combination of ingredients. You can put whatever you like on them! Go crazy.
Shredded Lettuce – nothing fancy here. Just some finely shredded little gem lettuce.
Shredded Grilled Chicken – I used one whole chicken breast for two people and coated it in Old El Paso’s seasoning mix and a touch of oil. I was looking for something quick here as its a mid week meal so the less faff the better! I then cooked the chicken in a grill pan until charred and cooked through, then shredded it with two forks.
Tomato and Avocado salsa – a really simple and chunky salsa made from chopped tomato, avocado, red onion, jalapeños, coriander and lime juice. With a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil, this was absolutely delicious.
Shredded red cabbage – again nothing fancy here. Just shredded red cabbage with a drizzle of olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper.
Feta – I decided to crumble feta over the tostada rather than cheddar and it worked really well. Give it a try next time!
Yoghurt and hot sauce – I mixed low fat yoghurt with Cholula hot sauce, my favourite!
Lime – I love a squeeze of lime to add a refreshing zesty kick.
We really enjoyed this meal as it was more fun than our usual Mexican night. I loved all the colours and the different textures, and it was fun to build your own tostada the way you want to. What toppings would you put on? I’d love to know 🙂
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