Do-It-Yourself Tostadas With Locally Grown Toppings

A fun, gluten-free dinner with changeable toppings (we recommended produce that is in-season and freshly grown from our favorite farmers) for picky eaters and vegan or vegetarian diets alike. Get frying and top your tostadas with both hearty and light toppings for a delicious mix of protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats.



Corn tortillas

Oil for frying

Variety of favorite toppings:

Shredded lettuce

Chopped tomatoes



Shredded cheese

Bell peppers

Hot peppers

Canned refried beans

Browned ground turkey or beef

Sour cream





Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp oil. Place one tortilla in oil, fry for 60 seconds, turn and fry for 60 seconds more, until just golden. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in a 250˚ oven. To assemble: Layer ingredients from hearty to light and fresh.

Hero Tip: Get many of the topping ingredients right from the salad bar at Lakewinds!