Breakfast Tostada

I am a bit sad to see this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Gemini” meal end, I really enjoyed it.  I hope all of my Gemini friends enjoyed it as well, since it is created for you!  Disclosure: my allergies have kicked big time, and the room is spinning as I am writing this.  If it doesn’t make any sense, just let me know.  I will fix it later!

Breakfast Tostada | cookingwithcurls.com | #vegan #Gemini Cooking with Astrology

The healthiest way to eat this Breakfast Tostada, is the way it is shown above.  There is plenty of protein in the black beans.  They are also high in fiber and magnesium, and a good source of potassium and iron.  We have good fats, folic acid, potassium, and anti-oxidants in the avocado.  Vitamin C in the Pico de Gallo, and whatever nutritional value there may be in shredded lettuce. 😉  Top it with some cheese for calicum, and you have a well-rounded meal to start your day.

Did I mention that the tortilla is baked not fried?   That’s right, I baked the tortilla shell this time to make it even healthier…..

Breakfast Tostada tortillas cookingwithcurls.com

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Brush both sides of tortillas with oil…..

Breakfast Tostada oiled cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown…..

Breakfast Tostada baked cookingwithcurls.com

I made Refried Black Beans or you could heat and smash black beans…..

Breakfast Tostada smach beans cookingwithcurls.com

Spread the black beans on top of the tortilla…..

Breakfast Tostada beans cookingwithcurls.com

top with shredded lettuce…..

Breakfast Tostada lettuce cookingwithcurls.com

This is where you need to decide if you are using eggs or not.  To remain a vegan breakfast, top with avocado…..

Breakfast Tostada avocado cookingwithcurls.com

Yes, there is pico de gallo hiding under the avocado, but it looks much prettier with the salsa on top. 🙂

Breakfast Tostada | cookingwithcurls.com | #vegan #Gemini Cooking with Astrology

Top with vegan cheese, crumbled Queso Fresco, or shredded cheese of your choice.  This meal is so versatile, you really can use any combination that you can think of!

Doesn’t this egg-topped version look delicious?

Breakfast Tostada | cookingwithcurls.com | Cooking with Astrology #Gemini

The second day I decided to try it with the egg on top, but it honestly didn’t need it.

Breakfast Tostada | cookingwithcurls.com | Cooking with Astrology #Gemini

In fact, it made it a bit harder to eat.  The avocado kept slipping off!

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Apparently, we will be having Starbucks for breakfast as well. 😉  He seriously cracks me up!

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Enjoy!

Breakfast Tostada

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
This version of Breakfast Tostada is baked, has vegan options, and is easy to customize.

Ingredients

  • 4 Small corn tortillas
  • olive oil
  • black beans
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo or salsa of your choice
  • 4 Large cage-free eggs (fried,optional*)
  • queso fresca, crumbled or cheese of your choice (optional*)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brush tortillas with olive oil and place on a silpat/parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Place tortilla on a plate and top with black beans.
Sprinkle with shredded lettuce.
*If using fried egg, place on top of lettuce.
Cut avocado in half and remove pit. Slice thin slices into avocado and remove flesh with a large spoon, and place on top of lettuce or egg*.
Spoon pico de gallo over the avocado.
Sprinkle cheese on pico de gallo if using.

Note

*to make vegan: skip the egg, and use vegan cheese

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Comments

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Yum-O! I think i’d skip the egg since you said it was harder to eat that way! Otherwise, I’ll take one! 🙂

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