Simple Tostadas


  • Tostadas
  • Refried beans (make sure they’re vegetarian! Amy’s is a great vegetarian brand)
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar Cheese (or any substitution)
  • Jarred or fresh jalapenos
  • Black olives (optional)
  • Other misc. toppings, such as guacamole, lettuce, or sour cream


  1. Spread your refried beans on the tostada and build your other toppings on top. I prefer to do it in the order of: refried beans, salsa, jalapenos, olives, and cheddar cheese. If you are adding guacamole, lettuce, or sour cream add AFTER heating
  2. Place your tostadas on a baking tray/sheet and place in the oven or toaster oven. If your oven/toaster oven has a broil function, set to low and leave for about 4 minutes. Check regularly to ensure nothing is burning. If you do not have a broiler function, set your oven to a low temperature and monitor regularly.
  3. Once out, if you would like to add fresh toppings, do so! Allow for it to cool to a handling temperature and enjoy.