Published on February 16, 2019

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How soon is too soon to start thinking about summer? Trick question. It’s never too early. As we navigate the throes of winter, we have a handful of incentivizing activities that keep us optimistic about the impending warmth. Cooking is at the top of that list.

While we have relished the abundance of stews, soups, and hearty meals that have saturated our meals in the past few months, a little change up is in order, and Taco Tuesday comes top of mind. With the intention of spicing up the celebrated day, we rounded up the mouthwatering tostada recipes the internet has to offer. Looking to the fresh crop of ingredients that channel the best of what’s to come in the warmer months ahead, these recipes are sure to evoke a much-needed hint of summer.

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Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

Simple Breakfast Tostadas

We can’t think of a better way to start the day than with these mouthwatering tostadas. Cookie and Kate’s egg-topped version features pico de gallo, refried beans, and plenty of cheese.  

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Courtesy of Running on Real Food

Vegan Lentil Tostadas

Running on Real Food’s vegan tostadas feature a spicy mix of green lentils topped with a refreshing avocado-cilantro sauce that’s near addictive.

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Photography by Alex Lau for Bon Appetit

Arctic Char Tostadas

Dressed with a salty-sour vinaigrette and set on a creamy base of whole milk ricotta, Bon Appetit’s take on the tostada is about as elevated as it gets.

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Courtesy of Bev Cooks

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Tostadas

A salsa-topped and chipotle-spiced tostada filling that can be made in a slow cooker is always a win in our books. This hearty rendition from Bev Cooks is not one to miss.

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Courtesy of Platins and Pairings

Bacon Breakfast Tostadas

Bacon and eggs are infinitely better when served on crispy tortillas and garnished with a medley of cheeses and a splash of lime.

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Pineapple Chicken Tinga Quesadilla Tostadas

Channel the best of the tropics with Half Baked Harvest’s sultry tostadas featuring tequila-lime pickled jalapeños and a sweet pineapple-chicken filling.

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Courtesy of Foodie Crush

Sriracha- and Lime-Roasted Cauliflower Tostadas

Foodie Crush’s vegetarian-friendly take on the classic makes ample use of roasted cauliflower that is elevated by a ginger-Sriracha garnish.  

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Courtesy of Leite’s culinaria

Beef Tostadas

The combination of beef, beans, and the chile de árbol hot sauce might seem like the highlight of this recipe, but in truth, it’s the pickled red onions that take things to the next level.

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Photography BY ALEX LAU

Skirt Steak Tostadas With Cashew Salsa and Red Cabbage Slaw

Sure, skirt steak is delicious enough on its own, but the addition of the cashew salsa and yogurt-dressed slaw is what sets this one apart from the rest.

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Courtesy of Dolly and Oatmeal

Pea Shoot, Radish and Fermented Jalapeño Tostadas

These gluten-free tostadas from Dolly and Oatmeal feature fermented jalapenos, fresh garden radishes, and a sunny side–up egg, which results in the ultimate brunch essential.


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