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Mexican tostada

Children love to get messy in the kitchen... especially when there's a delicious dish to tuck into at the end of it. This easy-to-follow family recipe is perfect for developing their interest in quality, tasty and nutritious food. Made using great-value Simply M&S ingredients, this dish involves plenty of prep that the kids can help with. Use your judgement as to which elements they can safely undertake, depending on their age and ability, and be sure to supervise younger children at all times.

  • 4.5 Star
  • Timer Prep 15 min
    Cook 15 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Cut the iceberg lettuces into strips. Cut the limes into wedges. Grate the mature Cheddar. Peel, halve and stone the ripe avocados. Juice the limes. Chop the fresh coriander. Chop the red onions. Drain the tinned red kidney beans.

And the rest...

  1. 1 Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 (180°C for fan ovens).
  2. 2 Generously brush the tortillas on both sides with the oil. Cut into quarters.
  3. 3 Place on baking sheets, and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
  4. 4 To make the guacamole, put the avocado flesh into a mixing bowl with the coriander, lime juice, chilli powder and a pinch of salt. Mash together with a fork or potato masher until you have a chunky texture. Set aside.
  5. 5 For the refried beans, heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion for 2 minutes.
  6. 6 Add the kidney beans and mash to a paste with a potato masher.
  7. 7 Stir in 50ml water per 4 servings, and the grated cheese. Heat until the cheese has melted, then season.
  8. 8 To serve, place the tortilla quarters, guacamole, refried beans, cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato salsa and lime wedges in bowls on the table for everyone to assemble their own tostadas to taste. Eat like a slice of pizza.

For the Guacamole

2 Reviews

  • Hayley

    Quick. Easy. Great little Mexican starter for friends to share.

  • Blanka

    Delicious with home-made salsa too!