I love eating Vegan Tostada Recipe for that crunchy bite and delicious toppings. They are the perfect buffet lunch or dinner because everyone gets to build their own tostada. 

What Is Tostada?

The word tostada is a Spanish word meaning toast, it is a fried tortilla that is traditionally topped with Refried Beans, meat, Salsa, Sour Cream, and vegetables. Basically, anything that goes into a taco, can be used to top a tostada. 

Are Tostadas Healthy?

These tostadas are a healthy version of traditional tostadas, because the shell is homemade, baked not fried, and they are also vegan and gluten-free. The toppings are homemade and healthy as well. 

vegan tostada recipe with refried beans, soy curls, avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, vegan sour cream

Vegan Tostada Recipe Ingredients

How To Make Tostada Shells?

It is so easy to make your own homemade tostada shells by baking tortillas in the oven or frying them. I prefer to bake mine, for obvious reasons.  To make baked tostada shells, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, brush tortillas with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, turning halfway, until tortillas are lightly brown and crispy. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Now they are ready to add your favorite tostada toppings, or for you to store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container for 3 days. 

You can find baked tortilla shells online

How To Make Vegan Tostadas?

  1. Prepare tostada shell, or use storebought.
  2. Prepare the Soy Curls by soaking in warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid, and add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, yeast flakes, cayenne, and salt. 
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add seasoned soy curls and cook until they become brown on the edges and slightly crispy. Set aside.
  4. Heat refried beans in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring until warm, or for about 4 minutes.
  5. Spread refried beans over tostada shells evenly. The refried beans act as a glue for the other toppings to stick to.
  6. Top with soy curls, lettuce, avocado, tomato, red onion, and jalapeño, and drizzle with vegan sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and lime.

Other Suggested Toppings

For More Vegan Mexican Inspired Recipes Try These

Vegan tostada recipe with refried beans, soy curls, avocado tomato, jalapeno, lettuce, cilantro. Photo showing a bite take from a tostada

 

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Vegan tostadas

Vegan Tostada Recipe

Enjoy this vegan tostada recipe, a crispy baked tortilla, topped with refried beans, seasoned soy curls, tomato, avocado, lettuce, cilantro, and vegan sour cream, for Cinco De Mayo, lunch, or weeknight dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: vegan tostada recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 180kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Homemade Tostadas

  • 6 corn Tortillas
  • Oil for brushing
  • salt

Soycurls

  • 4 ounces Butler Soy Curls™ (about half a package)
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste

For The Toppings

  • 1 recipe for refried beans or 1 can store-bought
  • 1 cup lettuce sliced
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno slices
  • 6 tablespoons Sour Cream or store-bought
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

To Make Tostada Shells

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush tortillas with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place tortillas on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, turning halfway, until tortillas are lightly brown and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Now they are ready to add your favorite tostada toppings, or you can store them into a ziplock bag or airtight container for 3 days.

To Prepare The Soycurls

  • Soak soy curls in warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid, and add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, yeast flakes, cayenne, and salt.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, and add seasoned soy curls and cook until they become brown on the edges and slightly crispy, or about 6 minutes. Set aside.

To Prepare The Tostadas

  • Heat refried beans in a saucepan on medium heat, stirring until warm, or about 4 minutes. Spread refried beans over tostada shells evenly. The refried beans act as a glue for the other toppings to stick to.
  • Top with soy curls, lettuce, avocado, tomato, red onion, and jalapeno, and drizzle with the sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and lime.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg