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Basic Tostadas

12 tostadas


  • 12 corn tostadas
  • 2 cups refried beans, warmed up
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup finely sliced iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Mexican or Latin style cream
  • 1 cup green tomatillo salsa, or your salsa of choice
  • 1 cup Cotija, Fresco or Farmers Cheese, crumbled

To Prepare

  • Place the tostadas on a large platter and all of the toppings and garnishes in separate bowls.
  • For a complete basic tostada: Layer a couple tablespoons of refried beans on the tostada. Spread a couple tablespoons of shredded chicken, lettuce, and one or two slices each of avocado and tomato. Top it all with a tablespoon or so of crumbled cheese and cream. Drizzle some green salsa, if you wish, to your liking.