Easy Tostada Bowl Salad

by ImmaculateBites on 9 April, 2013

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Tortillas have somehow found their place in my household diet.  I serve them as replacements for traditional breads. It has quickly become a favorite for my son. I like to make tortilla bowls  or fry them-for an occasional indulgent treat and fill up with a variety of fillings.

Each person in my house has their favorite way to eat a tortilla. Of course they do change over time as I introduce them to new fillings, tortilla variety,  and toppings . But, for my son his favorite is always- tortilla bowl. He fills them up with fruits, vegetables, nuts and eats up the whole thing!  He gets so giddy when he eats up the whole bowl like he is doing something outrageous.  The good thing is, it can be whipped up in  no time, in the microwave.


 Here is an easy and healthy  way to make a tostada or  tortilla bowl in the  microwave, without having to buy an extra gadget for the house.

All you need is a bowl, tortilla and  oil.Then choose a  variety of fillings to put in the bowl to make a tostada salad. I used salad, avocado, beans, shrimp, tomatoes, onions, (queso) cheese and cilantro. Then I top it with my favorite dressing.

Tortilla and bowl.


Lightly oil the bowl

Drape a tortilla on top of the bowl and press lightly. Make sure it sits evenly on the bowl.Place in the microwave

Microwave for about a minute. Using an  oven  mitt lightly press the tortilla up against the bowl again; adjust for even placement on the bowl. It will firm  up and take the shape of the bowl.


Microwave for another minute , remove from the bowl, flip it upside down  

Voila! you have a tostada bowl


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