Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Italian Tostada

Sunday nights I love finishing up whatever ingredients I have left in my refrigerator and starting the new week with a clean slate and brand new grocery list! For those who don't know me, going to the market is one of my favorite pastimes, so a new grocery list is always exciting for me. Anyway, this past weekend was no different. I whipped together some ingredients we had on hand, and as my boyfriend took his first bite, he said to me: "Woah. You need to try this." We very quickly realized I had to share the recipe on my blog... because YOU need to try this, too.



Ingredients:
(Makes 1 Italian Tostada, which can serve 1-2 people)
  • 1 brown rice tortilla
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach (washed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pesto. (I used Basil-Tops Dairy Free Pesto Perfectto from Whole Foods. You can also make your own using the recipe found on my Zucchini Spaskinny page by clicking here.)
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried or roasted tomatoes with herbs and olive oil. (Again, I used brushetta and roasted tomatoes found from the tomato bar at Whole Foods. You can use store bought organic sun dried tomatoes, or you can make your own using my recipe here.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Place tortilla on a cookie sheet. Place spinach leaves around the center, leaving about 1/2 inch for "crust." On top of the spinach, spread your pesto and tomatoes. I drizzled a bit more olive oil from the tomatoes on top of everything.
  3. Bake in oven for 7 minutes. Turn broiler on for last minute to make the top crispy.
  4. When you take it out, the crust will be crunchy, but the center will be the perfect almost thin doughy texture.  You can delicately cut the Italian Tostada into pizza slices,  or you can just kind of fold it over on to itself, New York Pizza style. I personally prefer tearing off pieces and then folding those smaller pieces onto themselves, like mini quesadillas lol. This is your food, so eat it your way :) 

3 comments:

  1. Yum!!! So simple and yet so delicious! Also, the rice cake/nut butter breakfast in your last post sounds fantastic.

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  2. Amazing recipe! this looks delicious and very healthy. And I want to make one for my family. Thanks for sharing. Let me also share something, I also follow one website which talks about vegan food and fitness, http://www.bodybyblasian.com/
    take care!

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