Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe

Easy Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe, loaded with dazzling flavor and color! A bright zesty tostada recipe piled high with roasted peppers, zucchini, fresh corn salsa, and spicy serrano crema!

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It seems the only way I can get vegetables to grow in my yard is to plant them in large pots. I’m not really sure why… Maybe it’s soil quality? Or over abundance of squirrels?

No matter. I won’t allow minor details to stop me from having fresh produce at my fingertips this season. We’ve spent the last couple weeks planting our container garden, then covering it with chicken wire to ward off squirrels.

Just in case.

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I’ve collected quite a few enormous pots and have planted all the things I use most in the summertime: several varieties of basil and mint, several varieties of peppers, zucchini, tomatoes galore, tomatillos, cucumbers, radishes and beets. Believe it or not, you can grow all of these in pots if they are large enough.

All this planting makes me want to eat produce in mass quantities, even before it’s ready to harvest.

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So I set out to create a recipe that offers the bounty of the growing season, with Mexican appeal. I’m serving up a Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe that is not to be missed!

Placing broccoli, zucchini, and bell peppers in a hot oven to roast, gives them a slight charred quality and brings out their vivid sweetness. Roasted vegetables make a perfect filler for tacos, and today we’re serving them on a lively tostadas recipe.

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I made a light and healthy fresh corn salsa with sweet corn, tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro for a little cold-hot contrast. Then I pureed a quick serrano crema in the blender for a cool, yet spicy finish!

To layer the tostadas, you simply spread warm Old El Paso Refried Beans over crunchy Old El Paso Tostada Shells

P.S. Old El Paso makes the best tortillas, taco shells, and tostadas shells that have won flavor throw-downs time and time again. You can find both fat free refried beans and vegetarian refried beans in your local grocery store to fit your diet.

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Then load the roasted vegetables and the fresh corn salsa on each tostada shell.

Just look at all that colorful goodness!

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Drizzle a little serrano crema over the top and sprinkle with cool salty queso fresco.

This is what tostadas are all about. A crunchy platform piled with beans, layers of veggies, a touch of spice, and glorious cheese.

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Our Roasted Vegetables Tostadas Recipe makes a simple and healthy lunch or dinner option. Plus, it’s a bold and colorful party snack everyone will love.

Let’s just hope you have a few left by the time the party starts… these babies disappear fast!

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Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe

Yield: 12 tostadas

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

5 / 5 (6 Reviews)
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Easy Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe, loaded with flavor and texture! A bright zesty tostada recipe piled high with roasted peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and spice!


  • 1 box Old El Paso tostada shells (12)
  • 1 can Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans (or Vegetarian Refried Beans)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 bell peppers, red and yellow, sliced and cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 3 small zucchini, cut into 2 inch spears.
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon spoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream (could be low fat)
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Then chop all the vegetables. Lay the broccoli, bell peppers, and zucchini in a single layer on the baking sheets. Drizzle them lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until tender, but not mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the refried beans in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Then drain the sour cream so it is as firm as possible and place the sour cream, serrano pepper, lime juice, and garlic in the blender. Puree until smooth and salt to taste. Place the sliced tomatoes, corn, scallions, and cilantro in a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then toss.
  3. Once the roasted vegetables are out of the oven. Slather each Old El Paso tostada shell with a dollop of refried beans. Top them with the roasted vegetables, corn salsa, and a sprinkling of crumbles queso fresco. Then drizzle the Serrano Crema over the top and serve!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 tostadas, Serving Size: 1/12th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 288 Calories
  • Total Fat: 16.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.6g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.3g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Protein: 6.6g
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18 comments on “Roasted Vegetable Tostadas Recipe

  1. Maggie Unzuetaposted October 2, 2018 at 5:44 am Reply

    This looks incredibly delicious. Yum!

    Rating: 5
  2. Crissyposted August 31, 2018 at 8:25 pm Reply

    These are absolutely perfect! So much flavor, I used a bottled cilantro cotija dressing for the sour cream sauce. This came together quickly, with very little cleanup after. Will make again and again!

    Rating: 5
  3. Kathyposted January 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

    these tacos were really great the only thing I did different was instead of making the cream I bought a avocado poblano salad dressing to put that on top to save some time.

    Rating: 5
  4. Ashleyposted December 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Great recipie, I did change it a bit. I cooked and refried my own beans, chopped Roma tomatoes instead of the cherry tomatoes and left out the broccoli. There was a lot of the crema left over but it was delicious! I have added this meal to my dinner ration. Highly recommend!

    Rating: 4.5
  5. Ellaposted July 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply

    OMG. I’m eating one now and really don’t care that I have food on my face as I’m typing. I want these every day!!!!! 

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

      LOL! So glad you liked them Ella. :)

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  8. Betty Lynneposted May 19, 2015 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Made these for dinner and they were awesome! I grilled the veggies instead of roasting and the Serrano cream was the perfect touch. Family asked to have them again…soon!

    Rating: 5
  9. Gabyposted May 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Oh YUM! These tostadas look fantastic!

  10. Jenny Flakeposted May 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm Reply

    These are awesome Sommer!  We love a good Mexican tostada night!  

  11. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted May 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm Reply

    These tostadas look amazing even without the addition of meat.

  12. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keepsposted May 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm Reply

    These are so beautiful! And veggies are kind of my heart and soul, especially in roasted form. I love the way broccoli gets slightly charred on the edges and takes on a completely different taste than when raw, steamed or sautéed. Need to put this in my back pocket for a quick, easy meal.

  13. Heather Christoposted May 8, 2015 at 11:30 am Reply

    These look so fresh and colorful and tasty Sommer! Yum!

  14. naomiposted May 8, 2015 at 11:15 am Reply

    Such a great easy weeknight meal!

  15. RavieNomNomsposted May 8, 2015 at 11:10 am Reply

    YUM! My mom and I would definitely eat this on one of our girl nights, so yummy!

  16. Mariaposted May 8, 2015 at 8:41 am Reply

    Great dinner idea!

  17. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted May 8, 2015 at 8:24 am Reply

    These are right up my alley! Yum! I might try them next week.