When I want an easy and delicious meatless meal option, I turn to this recipe for 5-Ingredient Mediterranean Veggie Tostadas. It's a healthy vegetarian recipe with lots of plant-based protein, color, and Mediterranean flavor that is so satisfying!
About the recipe
Sometimes life calls for a big plate of vegetables. Call it cravings, your body's intuition, or the result of a day (or two) of indulgent eating. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about!
When this situation occurs, I start racking my brain, cookbooks, or recipe archives for the best ever vegetarian recipes. This Mediterranean Veggie Tostada is in that category. It basically combines the concept of a Mexican tostada with fresh Mediterranean flavor that results in a colorful, quick, and plant-based protein-filled meal!
When I'm developing a meatless meal recipe, it has to check a few boxes that will satisfy the dietitian, chef, AND the busy business owner in me:
- High protein - both my husband and I try to stay as active as possible. When we have a meatless meal, we focus on getting in a good amount of plant-based protein so that we feel full, satisfied, and energized hours after the meal.
This recipe uses a high protein wrap and frozen vegetable + grain blend to achieve this goal.
- Colorful- the dietitian in me aims for a lot of variety in my diet so that I don't miss out on any essential vitamins and minerals. Color = variety in my book, and the visual appeal that a colorful meal has is always welcome.
These vegetarian tostadas are full of colorful produce from using a mixed frozen veggie blend and fresh spring mix greens.
- Convenient + gourmet - as a busy business owner, I appreciate convenient foods like frozen vegetable blends and the storebought hummus that is used to make this quick tostada.
For this vegan tostadas recipe, I often will either choose my 5 Ingredient Lemon Tahini Dressing or this Fresh Mint Vinaigrette to drizzle on top for that special gourmet touch.
- Whole grain or high-protein tortilla wraps - I use L’oven Red Pepper Hummus Wraps from Aldi
- Frozen mixed vegetables - I use Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends - Tuscan Style. This blend is completely vegan!
- Lettuce - spring mix or baby butter lettuces are my favorites for this recipe
- Your favorite homemade vinaigrette - like this 5 Ingredient Lemon Tahini Dressing or Fresh Mint Vinaigrette
- Crisp the tortilla wraps in the oven.
- Cook the frozen veggie blend according to package directions.
- Spread the crispy tortillas with hummus.
- Top the tostada with veggies, lettuce, and vinaigrette.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Use a piece of toasted pita or naan bread in place of the tortilla wrap for a flatbread version.
- Replace the hummus with your favorite bean-based dip or spread.
- Use a pan of fresh or leftover roasted mixed vegetables in place of the frozen vegetables.
- Top the tostada with a sprinkling of feta or goat cheese crumbles.
- Add an element of crunch and healthy fats with some chopped toasted nuts, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds.
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Mediterranean Veggie Tostadas
- 4 8-10 inch whole grain or high-protein tortilla wraps (I use L’oven Red Pepper Hummus wrap from Aldi)
- 1 (11-ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables (I use Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends - Tuscan Style)
- 1 cup hummus
- 4 cups spring mix lettuce
- ½ cup of your favorite vinaigrette (like this 5-Ingredient Lemon Tahini Dressing or Fresh Mint Vinaigrette)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Place tortilla wraps flat on two baking sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
- While the tortillas are baking, saute or steam the bag of frozen vegetables according to package directions.
- Top each tortilla with ¼ cup of hummus, ¼ of the vegetable blend, 1 cup of lettuce, and 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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