Tostadas are essentially open-faced tacos. Popular in Mexico as a meal of its own or as part of a larger spread, tostadas make for a fun, interactive dinner party. Corn or flour tortillas are fried until crispy, then topped with refried beans, chopped and fried meat, sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa, and cheese. I’ve lightened up these traditional toppings, without sacrificing the integrity of the dish. The resulting tostadas are bursting with big fresh flavors, and will satisfy even the most particular dinner guest. Guacamole offers heart healthy unsaturated fats, and shrimp offer high quality, low-fat protein. Feel free to serve these with any additional toppings you like. Salsa, salsa verde, or pico de gallo would be delicious, as would sautéed bell peppers or a dollop of low-fat sour cream.
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