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These Roasted Vegetable Tostadas are a quick and easy dinner recipe full of fresh flavor that takes less than 30 minutes to create.
I can’t believe that next month is September! This year has gone by so quickly! Since September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month, I’ve partnered with Mazola® Corn Oil to share a fun new flavorful recipe to help bring awareness and to get the word out about a clinical study that showed that Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.
I wanted to create a recipe that reflects the theme of this month, so I made three fun swaps to normal tostadas to create an extra awesome and better-for-you tostada recipe. Reduce saturated fats and cholesterol in your meals easily with simple swaps, such as substituting butter with Mazola Corn Oil.
The first swap I made was for Mazola Corn Oil instead of olive oil for roasting the colorful vegetables.
The second swap, black beans instead of refried beans.
And finally, I chose to substitute avocado for chicken.
This last one may not be a surprise (I love avocado).
And if you are looking for a quick and easy Meatless Monday recipe, this one is perfect for Mexican Meatless Monday!
Which may not be a thing, but I think MMM (Mexican Meatless Monday) should totally be a thing!
I love roasted vegetables and try to add it to as many dinners as I can.
Sometimes, I roast them on the stove, and sometimes, I roast them in the oven.
For this recipe, I decided to oven roast my veggies.
This may sound funny, but I’ve done some research about roasting vegetables (I love researching, my history degree kicks in and I get all nerdy) and I learned that you need to make sure that you use an oil that has a high smoke point.
I had no idea that oil can negatively affect food’s flavor and nutritional value if it exceeds the smoke point!
That’s just one more reason I chose Mazola® Corn Oil for these roasted veggies, because it has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°F and performs well in a variety of cooking applications.
Plus, as an added bonus, it’s an all-purpose, cholesterol-free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir-frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.
For these veggie tostadas, I chose to roast onion, zucchini, red pepper, and corn, but you can mix it up and roast any of your favorite vegetables.
I loved the flavor combination of these veggies, but next time, I may add squash, too.
Or maybe some mushrooms!
No matter how you decide to top your Roasted Vegetable Tostadas, I’m sure you are going to have a delicious and colorful meal in under 30 minutes!Print
Roasted Vegetable Tostadas
- Yield: Serves 4
- 2 Tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
- 1/4 Cup Sweet Onion, diced
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- 1 Zucchini, diced
- 1 Red Pepper, diced
- 1 Cup Corn or 2 Ears of Corn
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 8 Tostadas
- 1 Can Black Beans, rinsed
- 1 Vine Ripe Tomato, diced
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 1/3 Cup Queso Fresco, crumbled
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro
- 1 Lime, sliced
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with foil.
- In a large bowl combine your 1/4 cup sweet onion, garlic, diced zucchini, red pepper, corn, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil. Mix well.
- Spread your veggies evenly over the baking sheet and bake on the top rack for 15-20 minutes, stir/flipping the veggies after 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
- Top your tostadas with black beans, roasted veggies, tomato, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, & a squeeze of lime.
- Serve & enjoy!
Now that we’ve reached the end of this post, I think it’s time for me to make these Roasted Vegetable Tostadas again because I love them so much!
And I hope you will love them, too!
If you make these Roasted Vegetable Tostadas, be sure to share a picture and tag @DomesticallyBlissful on Instagram so that we can all see your delicious dinner and so that I can share your image on my stories!
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What is your favorite vegetable on these tostadas?
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With love, Giusti