I have so much lettuce in my garden it’s hard to eat it all. I have had salads for many days now and decided I wanted something different. My friend showed me how to make these tostadas a few years back and I always make them when lettuce is plentiful. Tostadas are quick, easy, and cheap. Especially if you have lettuce growing in your garden. Actually, you don’t need a garden to grow some lettuce — all you need is a pot, soil, and seeds. Growing lettuce indoors in a cooler environment might be a better choice this time of year because of the excessive heat. Lettuce prefers cool weather but make sure they get plenty of sun.
There really isn’t a recipe to these — just a few simple ingredients.
Corn tortillas — buy organic if possible
Beans — I chose black beans, but any will do. Put into a food processor to make a smooth paste.
Lettuce — any kind will do
Avocado with lime, salt, and garlic (Optional)
Using just a little oil, heat the tortilla on both sides until it is just a little crispy.
Add the beans. Cover and heat through. Your tortilla should be getting crispy and it will be sturdy when picked up.
Remove from heat and add chopped lettuce.
Add salsa and avocado.