Cooking with Alejandra: Tostadas

Today, I attended a cooking class with Chef Alejandra from OU’s campus in Puebla, and she taught me a little bit about Mexican cuisine and how to make tostadas.


  • fried tortillas
  • bean paste
  • red salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onion)
  • green salsa (tomatillo, cilantro, garlic, onion)
  • shredded lettuce
  • cheese
  • oil


Spread bean paste onto tortilla, and put lettuce on top. Mash together ingredients for salsa and pour onto tortilla. Top with cheese and light drizzle of oil.

Perhaps because all of the ingredients were fresh, these tostadas taste unlike any I had ever had before. They were tasty and satisfying, and a good midday snack! The some of the ingredients (particularly the tortillas) may be hard to find in a regular grocery store, which will hinder how often I can enjoy this recipe, but otherwise, it is quick and easy to make.