Easy Tostadas


For those nights when everyone has to eat at a different time, simply set out the components of this meal-in-one, and let the gang make their own. If you can’t find poblano chiles, use canned green chiles instead.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 1 tsp. plus 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 poblano chile, cut into long, thin strips
  • 6 oz. Mexican-flavored ground soy “meat”
  • 1 15.5-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.5-oz. can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup prepared salsa, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 6 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat 1 tsp. oil in skillet over medium heat, and sauté poblano strips 1 minute, or until golden. Transfer to small plate.
  2. Heat remaining 2 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat, and add soy “meat,” beans, hominy, salsa, chili powder and lime juice. Cook 7 minutes, or until sauce is thick.
  3. Meanwhile, warm tortillas on skillet or griddle over medium heat or in microwave. Place tortillas on individual serving plates. Put 1 lettuce leaf on each tortilla, spoon filling mixture onto lettuce leaves, garnish with poblano strips and cheese, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 336
  • Carbohydrate Content: 49 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 7 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 24 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 920 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g