Old Favorites: Baked Tostadas

Last weekend I was cleaning my kitchen in anticipation of my Mom’s arrival in LA next Friday. Don’t think too hard about the fact that it’s going to take a week for me to clean my apartment. In the process of cleaning I stumbled upon a massive pile of old recipes. Some of the recipes were sent to me by my Mom almost two years ago and I haven’t made them since the summer of 2009 when I was living in Boston. For some reason after my LA move they just disappeared into the abyss of recipes in my kitchen. One in particular caught my eye because I have a ton of left over tortillas.

I made baked tostadas literally three times a week in the summer of 2009. When I found the recipe I knew I had to have it. There were four suggestions as to toppings for the tostadas but I decided to do my own thang. I made this on Saturday after my 8 miler. Here are the troops:

  • Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • EVO
  • Pine nuts
  • Whole wheat tortilla (10 inch)
  • Sundried tomato in olive oil <—- from the Fresh and Easy swag bag!

I spread hummus on the tortilla and then topped with sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, salt and pepper.

Then I drizzled EVO over the tortilla and baked at 400 degrees for 10 mins. In a matter of mins I had a crispy tostada!

I was worried that after my 8 mile run this wouldn’t be filling or help me recover but I was happily surprised! This tostada was very filling (the hummus? I think so!) I loved how crispy it was and I love love love sundried tomatoes. I was so happy when I saw them in the swag bag because, even thought I love them, I rarely actually buy them.

I would love to try the gouda and roasted red pepper variation that Everyday Food suggests. Literally, this takes about 15 min total to make and I think it’s ideal because it’s a “kitchen sink” kind of meal. By “kitchen sink” I mean that you could probably throw anything on a tortilla and have a fantastic tostada.

Phew, it has been a busy week. I have a lot of deadlines coming up in the next three weeks. I’ve become accustom to just having one thing due at the end of the semester and so having things due mid semester is a weird adjustment for this law student. My spring break starts on Friday and my Mom is coming into town. We’re just going to hanging out in LA and I’ll be relaxing writing a paper and preparing for finals.

What is your ideal spring break activity? Mine is definitely NOT paper writing but we should be able to do plenty of shopping and eating… both ideal activities for me J

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3 thoughts on “Old Favorites: Baked Tostadas

  1. I love tostadas but the ones I order I typically fried. This is a good alternative and a must try.

    I have binders of old recipes too. I can’t get myself to get rid of them. Sentimental values.

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