Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Chickpeas replace the meat to make a delicious, nutritious meal. Add chilies according to how much heat you want. Adapted from Friedas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the drained beans with vegetable broth in a saucepan or microwave. Place in a blender or food processor with chilies. Process until coarsely chopped, or puree if you want it smooth. Season to taste with salt and peppers; set aside.
  2. To cook tostadas:.
  3. Heat oil in skillet to about 365°F.
  4. Fry tortillas in hot oil, one at a time, on both sides just until crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain.
  5. To assemble tostadas:.
  6. Place one tortilla on each plate.
  7. Top each tortilla with shredded lettuce, spoonfuls of chickpea mixture and equal amounts of remaining ingredients, as desired.
  8. Serve with desired toppings. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

LOVED IT! The flavor combination here is really delicious and these are super quick to make. I didn't have any chilis, so I added some taco sauce in with the mashed chickpeas :yummy: Thank you for a wonderful idea Sharon, I would never thought of using chickpeas on tostadas. Please see my rating system. Updated to say I make these all the time, one of my favorite quick lunches :)

puppitypup May 03, 2009

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