The longer I eat a plant based vegan diet, the more I seem to appreciate simple and delicious meals. A wonderful meal to me is one that I can make in a few minutes with a few ingredients and tastes amazing. I think one of my favorite meals that fits this description is my rice & bean tostadas. They can be made in just a few minutes if you have your beans and rice available in advance. You can sometimes find pre baked tostada shells, but I prefer to make my own in the oven in just a few minutes. While the base of these tostadas is a very simple recipe, where you can get adventurous is how you decide to top them. I love using my vegan sour cream and sriracha to top mine. But there are a ton of other ways that you can make these tostadas your own. Some other extras that I like using are my spicy jalapeño lime guacamole and some some salsa. However you decide to top these, you can feel great knowing that you are enjoying a health promoting delicious whole food plant based meal.
Here's what you will need!
3 oil free corn tortillas
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 cup of cooked black beans
Juice of a lime
Hot sauce of your choice
Toast your corn tortillas in the oven at 375 F for 5-8 minutes until they crisp up (keep an eye on them to ensure that they do not burn)
Warm up your rice and beans if they were cooked previously
Evenly distribute your beans and rice over the toasted tortillas
Add a few teaspoons of the vegan sour cream
Squeeze your lime over the tostadas
Drizzle your hot sauce
- Plant Based Gabriel