Chipotle Tostadas are crunchy, fresh, and easy to make.  Simple homemade tostada shells are slathered with avocado cream, then piled with savory ground meat (turkey, chicken or vegan chorizo) and topped with fresh pineapple salsa.  Vegan-adaptable. 

 Chipotle Tostadas are crunchy, fresh and easy to make.  Simple homemade tostada shells are slathered with avocado cream, then piled with savory ground meat (turkey, chicken or plant-based) and topped with fresh pineapple salsa.  Vegan-adaptable. 

Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. ~ Walt Whitman

Yummy Chipotle Tostados!  These crispy little numbers are just so full of crunch, savory flavor, and fresh goodness!

The pineapple salsa is completely addicting.  The sweet, tangy fresh pineapple is pared with smoky, spicy chipotle powder, fresh cilantro, white onion and lime juice.  Fresh pineapple is preferred though canned pineapple will work too.  This salsa can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for several days.

We are using ground turkey here for a healthy protein boost, flavored up with chipotle powder and spices.  (Feel free to use your preference of ground meat or plant-based substitute.)

We love the avocado cream because it is quick to make and uses just one avocado (as this precious food is pretty spendy right now!).  The avocado gets mashed up with lime and sour cream (or use greek yogurt or a vegan sour cream).  Simple, creamy, and luscious!

These separate components whip up quickly making this meal totally doable for a delicious weeknight dinner.

Chipotle Tostadas are crunchy, fresh and easy to make.  A crispy homemade tostada shell piled with savory ground turkey (or meat of your choice), avocado cream and fresh pineapple salsa.  So good and so easy!

Ingredients in Chipotle Tostadas

STEP ONE – Make the Tostada Shells: Brush or spray both sides of corn tortillas with oil and bake in the oven at 350F for 5 minutes then flip and bake 5-8 minutes more until crispy and lightly toasty.

STEP TWO – Make the Pineapple Salsa: Mix together the diced pineapple, onion, chipotle powder, cilantro, lime juice and salt.  Set aside.

STEP THREE – Make the Avocado Cream: Mash the avocado with lime juice, sour cream, and salt until smooth and creamy.

 

STEP FOUR – Cook the Meat: In a bowl mix together spices and the ground turkey mixing until just combined.

STEP FIVE – Sauté the onions and garlic and seasoned meat.

Tips for cooking ground turkey

  • Combine spices into the meat gently until just incorporated, over mixing can toughen the meat.
  • Cook in clumps on the pan browning on onside then flip to the other side. Heat just until cooked through and then break up into crumbles with a spatula.  Overcooking can lead to a tougher texture.

STEP SIX- Assemble the Tostadas

    1. spread avocado cream on a crispy tostada shell
    2. layer with cooked and seasoned ground turkey
    3. top with pineapple salsa
    4. add shredded lettuce & fresh cilantro
    5. add (optional) cotija or feta crumbles
    6. serve with lime wedges

Chipotle Tostadas are crunchy, fresh and easy to make.  A crispy homemade tostada shell piled with savory ground turkey (or meat of your choice!), avocado cream and fresh pineapple salsa.  So good and so easy!

Hope you enjoy!

~Tonia

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Chipotle Tostadas are crunchy, fresh and easy to make.  A crispy homemade tostada shell piled with savory ground turkey (or meat of your choice!), avocado cream and fresh pineapple salsa.  So good and so easy!

Chipotle Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 Tostadas 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: oven and stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Chipotle Tostadas w/ fresh pineapple salsa, savory ground turkey (or chicken or vegan ground meat), avocado cream & crispy homemade tostada shell. Vegan-adaptable.


Ingredients

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Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced in 1/4″ cubes
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced small
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime about 3 tablespoons (more or less depending on how sweet the pineapple is)
  • 1/8 sea salt

Avocado Crema

  • 1 avocado
  • juice of a lime
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (dairy-free if preferred or greek yogurt is good too)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Tostada Meat

Toppings

  • shredded lettuce (or cabbage)
  • cojita or feta crumbles
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Make Tostada Shells: Brush or spray both sides of corn tortillas with oil and bake o a sheet pan in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes then flip and bake 5-8 minutes more until crispy and lightly toasty.
  2. Make the Salsa: Mix together the diced pineapple, onion, chipotle powder, cilantro, lime juice and salt.  Set aside.
  3. Make the Avocado Cream: Mash the avocado with lime juice, sour cream, and salt until smooth and creamy.
  4. Cook the Meat: In a bowl mix together chipotle powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, sea salt, and tomato paste.  Add in the ground turkey mixing until just combined with the spices.  Don’t over-mix as it can toughen the meat.  Set this aside while you start sautéing the onions with avocado oil in a pan over medium heat for 5 minutes, add in the garlic and sauté for another minute.  Add meat, spreading it out in clumps until it is brown on one side and then flip over to the other side.  Break up with a metal spatula into crumbles and remove from heat when it is cooked though.
  5. Assemble Tostados:
    • spread avocado cream on a crispy tortilla
    • layer with ground turkey
    • top with pineapple salsa
    • add shredded lettuce & fresh cilantro
    • add (optional) cojita or feta crumbles
    • serve with lime wedges

Notes

Filling and salsa will keep up to 3 days in the fridge. Avocado Cream is best used day of serving.

If using the Vegan Chorizo feel free to saute onion and garlic, add the vegan chorizo to the pan and skip the salt and spices.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Tostada
  • Calories: 258
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 292.1 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.4 mg

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  1. Wonderful. Followed to the letter and it was terrific—light, flavorful, great mix of textures and heat. My red meat-loving husband raved. Your sensational poblano turkey burger and this recipe have warmed us up to ground turkey’s possibilities.

  2. Another fantastic recipe. Made this last night for dinner and the pineapple salsa with the super flavorful turkey and crunchy tortillas was so good! The only downside was, apparently you shouldn’t drink red wine with pineapple. The two just don’t mix. I thought something was wrong with my wine! Humm, wonder if white wine might go with it.

    1. Yes, I bet white wine would go better-for sure! Glad you enjoyed this Lisa!

    2. Glad you enjoyed it Lisa! White wine would probably pair nicely, maybe a Vinho Verde?

  3. Made this for dinner last night, so delicious! Used ground chicken and followed the recipe to the letter. Thank you!

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