Tostadas Recipe — Guatemala

Tostadas Recipe — Guatemala

Tostadas — Guatemala


Start to Finish: 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 3-5 large avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Oil for frying (canola or olive)
  • Prepared guacamole (see above)
  • 1 jar red salsa
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 10 ounces of queso seco (crumbling cheese), or any cheese, grated
  • Chopped cilantro

Into a large bowl, scoop the avocado from its shell. Mash it with a fork to desired consistency. Stir in onion, lime juice and oregano. Salt and pepper to taste.

In a large skillet on medium-high heat, pour a half inch of oil. When the oil is hot, add the tortillas in a single layer and fry until crispy. Transfer to a plate with a paper towel to drain excess oil. Once the tortillas have cooled, spread three tortillas with guacamole, three with refried beans and three with salsa. Garnish with cheese and cilantro.