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Tofu Tostadas

Tostadas are one of our go to meals. If we aren’t in the mood to cook, we always agree on tostadas. They only take minutes to make and are so good. We usually make Black Bean Sweet Potato Tostadas or Black Bean Mango Tostadas-depedning on what we have on hand.

The other night I asked Josh what he wanted for dinner, he said he didn’t care and didn’t have any ideas, so I immediately called it a tostada night. This time I mixed things up by making Tofu Tostadas. I was a little nervous Josh wouldn’t like them as much as our staple tostadas, but he loved them and so did I! They are getting added permanently to the tostada rotation.

We always make homemade baked tostada shells. They are so easy and much healthier than the fried tostada shells. I cooked up a little tofu mixture with onion, garlic, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro. The mixture smelled so good while it was cooking on the stove top. I am glad it didn’t take long to make because my belly started growling like papa bear as soon as it smelled those delicious spices.

We topped our baked tostada shells with the tofu mixture and garnished with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. You can go wild here and add whatever toppings you like-cheese, beans, salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, etc.

If you are looking for an easy meatless meal, give Tofu Tostadas a try! They are A-Ok!

Tofu Tostadas

Yield: Serves 4-6

Tofu tostadas make a great meatless meal for any night of the week!


For the tostada shells:
6 corn tortillas
Cooking spray

For the Tofu:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
12 ounce firm tofu, drained, pat dry and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Grape tomatoes, cut in half
Avocado, seed and skin removed, diced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Lime juice


1. To make the baked tostada shells, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray each side of the corn tortillas with cooking spray. Season with salt. Place tortillas on a large baking sheet and bake until tostadas are lightly browned and crisp on one side, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the tortillas. Place back in the oven and cook until lightly browned and crisp on the other side, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.

2. Pour olive oil into a large heavy bottom skillet and place over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the red pepper and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Add tofu and season with chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper, to taste. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the tofu and cook until tofu is brown on each side, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fresh cilantro.

4. Place tofu mixture on top of a crisp tostada shell. Garnish with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, lime juice-if desired.

Note-Feel free to add your favorite toppings to the tostadas. Cheese, black beans, salsa, sour cream, and hot sauce are also great!

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63 Responses to “Tofu Tostadas”

  1. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 7, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    Omg yum!! I love tostadas. Might be trying those sweet potato ones first!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 7, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    This sounds so awesome! I love the spices you used in this – can’t wait to try!

  3. I love tostadas and yours look wonderful!! I never had tofu, but now I think I want tot try it!!

  4. DessertForTwo — September 7, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    What a great easy dinner idea, thanks! :)

  5. Barefootgirl27 — September 7, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    This sounds so simple and yummy!!!

  6. Paloma — September 7, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    I soooo love tostadas! :) They are my mom’s favorite food :) … Thanks for sharing!

  7. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — September 7, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    What a great idea for a meatless meal! I love tostadas – and quesadillas t00 (on the panini press!) – for a super quick and easy weeknight dinner.

  8. Ashley — September 7, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Please and thank you! This looks so fresh and a nice change from taco night.

  9. Joanie Zisk — September 7, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    This looks so fresh and easy to prepare. I’m always looking for vegetarian menu ideas for my vegetarian son. This one I’ll certainly try!

  10. Heidi @foodiecrush — September 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    You and Josh are pretty smart cookies, even when you aren’t making cookies. I love, love, love tofu, its a texture thing.

  11. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 7, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Love tostadas for the ease of getting them together. We’ve never tried them with tofu but I can’t wait to do that!

  12. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 7, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Tostadas are a GREAT go-to meal! And this one is so pretty. :)

  13. Pam — September 7, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    You are good! I am not a fan of tofu (texture thing for me) and you have made me have a sudden craving for tofu tostadas. They look excellent.

  14. Joanne — September 7, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I’ve made tofu tostadas before but they didn’t look nearly as tasty as these!

  15. Marla Meridith — September 7, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Such a great vegan tostada Maria!

  16. Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 7, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    Thaaaaaat looks so good! Thanks for including me, sweet peas.


  17. Erica — September 7, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Theyre so pretty! I never make tofu at home bc it always seems soggy. Yours looks perfect

  18. Erin — September 7, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    I’m trying to work up the nerve to buy tofo at the store. This might be a good way to try it for the first time. I think you set a new record for how many times one can say tostada in a small paragraph. :)

  19. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — September 7, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    I love tostadas – they can be a wonderful meal or after school snack. These look fabulous!!

  20. aida mollenkamp — September 7, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I seriously want one of these right now. Delicious!

  21. Kalyn — September 7, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    What a brilliant idea; love this!

  22. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — September 7, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Tostadas are such a great go-to meal! I’ve never tried cooking with tofu before but it doesn’t sound too bad :)

  23. Gaby — September 7, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    I’m totes into this!!!! I mean, especially because it has avocado!!!

  24. Shaina — September 7, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    They look so good. I love the seasoning on the tofu.

  25. Ann P. — September 7, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    uh-may-zing… I want to serve this to all my vegetarian friends AND all my omnivore friends! I love those half-cherry tomatoes! Perfect sweet bite to the deliciousness and savory-ness of the tostada :)

  26. Wow. The colors are breathtaking. All those fresh ingredients!

  27. Kari@Loaves and Dishes — September 8, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    We eat a lot of tostadas and tacos at our home too. These tostadas look so colorful, healthy and delicioso.

  28. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings — September 8, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    love easy meal ideas- thank you!!

  29. Julie @ Table for Two — September 8, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    these look SO good and a great alternative to meat. i am a lover of tofu so this is definitely going on my list to make soon!

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  31. JulieD — September 9, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    I love tofu!! These look awesome, Maria!!

  32. love cooking — September 10, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    This looks delicious and easy. I like to pan-fry the tofu first if doing something like this. And add some crushed cashew nut or peanut would have good texture too. :)

  33. HeatherChristo — September 10, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    I would not have thought that this would appeal so much to me, but it looks great!!

  34. Brittany — September 10, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    I’ve never made tostadas but these look delicious. I’ll be pinning these and hopefully making them soon!

    Do you use a plug-in to format your recipes?

  35. Jannell — September 11, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Yum! My husband recently stopped making fun of tufu and decided it was good :) so we’ve been eating it every couple weeks. Plus, my almost 2 yrs old son love it. Tostadas are also a staple in our house so I’m excited to try this recipe. Thanks!

  36. Elisa — September 12, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Made these last night! Didn’t have red peppers or cilantro but they were still soooooo delicious! Ate these in class and annoyed everyone with my crunchy tostada…

  37. Maria — September 14, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    I made these last night and they were a hit with the entire family (including 6 and 2 year old)! thanks!

  38. Lisa | With Style and Grace — September 17, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Oh, these looks awesome & definitely something ben & I would eat!

  39. Sara k — October 4, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Really delicious! Thanks so much.

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