*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa. A box of Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa was received to facilitate this recipe.
Mexican made easy! These Quick & Easy Quinoa Tostadas are gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergy-free! A great family-friendly & meatless weeknight dinner recipe you can have on the table in 15 minutes from start to finish.
Mexican food is always a beloved family favorite even amongst picky eaters. We didn’t have that “picky eater” problem in our house growing up (I was that girl bringing in her cold Brussels sprouts for snack in 1st grade), but we enjoyed our fair share of weekly tacos and burritos. They were delicious and easy for my mom to whip up on a weeknight before shuttling me off to my hours of dance practice! I don’t eat actual Mexican dishes as often as I used too (at least “real” Mexican dishes outside of my throwing salsa and chili spices on everything), but when I do, those comforting flavors and satisfying meals always warm my soul.
Funny thing is, I’ve been ticking off gluten-free, allergy-free, and vegan remakes of the “classic” Mexican dishes you might think of. Notably, some taquitos, tamales, and these tostadas. I’d never had tostadas before and never really understood what they “were”. Essentially, they are open-faced hard-shell tacos (aka…taco pizzas!) You know, just a super delicious pile of smiles on a crunchy corn shell!
Tostadas are so easy; no one could mess them up! You don’t even have to do any intricate folding like with burritos or worrying about over stuffing tacos. Some light, fluffy, protein-packed, Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa was perfect for a super easy boil-in-bag “meaty” base for these tostadas. Quinoa is one of the best meatless protein sources and when it’s gluten-free too, no-brainer! Mix in some diced tomatoes, peppers, seasonings and top with some zesty coconut yogurt for a perfect gluten-free meatless dinner with minimal mess and fuss! Essentially, this recipe is “Success is in the bag.®”!
The only messy part about this easy dinner would be the eating! But, my friends, that’s part of the charm that comes with tostadas, tacos, burritos, etc. Get your hands dirty! That must be why Mexican dishes seem to please any and every one! No utensils required (which you know gets the seal of approval by any kiddo!)
Quick & Easy Quinoa Tostadas
- 2 Bags of Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa
- 1 15oz Can Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes (no-salt added)
- ½ Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
- ½ Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
- ½ Cup Chopped Vidalia Onion
- 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tsp Chili Powder
- ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
- ½ Tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder
- To Top:
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Plain Coconut Yogurt
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 6-8 Gluten-Free Corn Tostada Shells
- Cook the quinoa in a large pot according to package directions, drain, and add back to the pot.
- Add the rest of the filling ingredients and mix well to combine with the quinoa.
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut yogurt and lime juice, mix well.
- To serve, scoop some of the quinoa mixture on a corn tostada shell and top with the lime yogurt and some chopped cilantro, if desired.
These quinoa tostadas will be on the table in 15 minutes flat! Plus, all you have to clean up is one pot! Woohoo for quick and easy weeknight dinners that the entire family can eat (gluten-free, top-8 allergy-free, vegan) and will love! With back-to-school creeping up, even the hectic holidays, having these minimal work recipes up your sleeve will make you so happy!
So tell me:
+ What was the typical Mexican dish you grew up having? Tacos!
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