Roasted Garlic + Caramelized Veggie Tostadas.
There is something I like almost as much as bacon.
And almost as much as chocolate… well, anything.
Don’t get too excited – it is not a vegetable. Or wait. Maybe it is? I don’t know. I’m clueless.
It’s roasted garlic, and it’s because it tastes like sweet, sweet, caramely BUTTER. Yeah. Butter me up baby.
Also, you can stop giving me the stink eye because have you looked at the ingredient list yet? It’s nothing to write home about. These are not REAL vegetables. They are like, peppers and stuff. Flavorings more or less. Not big chunks of green trees.
I would if I could but I can’t so I won’t.
I tend to find ways to sneak roasted garlic into anything – hummus, feta, burgers, quinoa – you name it, I stuff garlic in it. I am THISCLOSE to making roasted garlic ice cream (stop gagging) but I have the tiny problem of not even owning an ice cream maker. Who am I?
Anyhoo, any sort of Mexican food usually provides an excellent disguise for me to eat things I normally wouldn’t touch, and tostadas are no exception. Crispy, crunchy tortillas and cheese please? I’m all in. It’s like all the basic food groups (besides chocolate and wine) mixed into one, and all the texture groups too. Whatever those are.
I finished off some leftovers of these last night and added some roasted chicken from earlier in the week… and that was even better. I say… get on it.
Roasted Garlic + Veggie Tostadas
makes 4 tostadas
1 bulb of roasted garlic
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 small sweet potato, cubed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2/3 cup corn (if frozen, thaw and pat dry)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup black beans
for topping: 1 avocado, chopped, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, freshly grated, plain greek yogurt, a bunch of fresh cilantro, lime wedges
4 whole wheat or fresh corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, corn and mushrooms. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Toss vegetables with balsamic vinegar then roast for 15-20 minutes more until caramelized and sweet.
While veggies are roasting, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brush each tortilla (front and back) with olive oil, then place one at a time in the skillet until crisp and bubbly, being careful they don’t burn. Each tortilla should take about 5 minutes or so. Remove tortillas and place on a wire rack to cool.
Remove veggies from baking sheet and add back to the bowl. Dump in black beans and mix. Squeeze out the roasted garlic cloves and mix thoroughly into the vegetables. I don’t mind large pieces of the roasted garlic (they are super sweet!) but if you do, you can squeeze the cloves into a separate bowl first, mash them up, then add them to the veggies.
Layer each tortilla with a big helping of the vegetables and garlic, then top with greek yogurt, avocado, cilantro, cheese and lime juice.
Ummmm obviously you can tell which part of the tostadas I like best. Some things never change.
108 Comments on “Roasted Garlic + Caramelized Veggie Tostadas.”
You’re right – buttery roasted garlic is out of this world! I never knew about roasting it until a few months ago and it makes the garlic flavor so wonderful. As good as chocolate though? Nothing is *quite* that good though for me. ;)
Ahhh, roasted garlic. <3 I basically put garlic in everything so that could explain why I don't have a boyfriend. Haha! ;-)
Roasted garlic makes everything better and these tostadas are no exception. They look amazing!
Tostadas were a go-to meal at our house. They are quick to make and like you said you can use on top of them too! Lovely combination of Veggies!
neeeeeeed to make this!!! i especially need to get on making my own roasted garlic. yum!
This looks so good! I love roasted garlic. I’m like you, I try to sneak in garlic whenever I can :)
More healthy? I love it!!!! I also love this recipe, it looks so good!! I haven’t roasted garlic in years, I need to do that!
Roasted garlic is amazing! I love how it takes the flavor to an entirely different level! This is my kind of meal! You can have the tostada…I’ll eat your veggies!
I adore garlic- the more the better… and roasted, yes PLEASE!
One of the tastiest things I’ve ever eaten…..chocolate covered roasted garlic cloves yummy
Whoa! I need to try.
OMG, I just saw corn in the ingredients list and I thought: good Lord, she’s gonna force me to make the freakin tortillas, too?? hehehe Great combo of veggies! Yum!
roasted garlic is the best! spread it over bread and call it a night for me…
You know I’ve actually never gotten into roasted garlic. I’ve heard such good things (I had a friend that used to literally eat an entire thing of roasted garlic…bread or no bread).
Regardless, this looks absolutely incredible!
These are so pretty! And I’m with you on the roasted garlic. I’m actually a little embarrassed to say that I find it fun to squish the cloves out after they get nice and buttery. (You know you’re a food nerd when….) ;)
I’ve got some in the oven right now for tonight’s brown rice! The house smells heavenly! Depending on the calories available for the day decides whether I make it with or without olive oil. It steams nicely in tightly wrapped foil! YUM!
I am a garlic lover too! I have roasted it once and need to make a habit of doing it more often.
These pictures are beautiful! I agree with the comment above that roasted garlic is the best!
These look really good. I, too, am in looooove with roasted garlic. I made a batch of garlic confit over break and I have literally been using it in everything lately. So.damn.good!
Love that photo of the roasted garlic with the oil drizzled on. That’s my kind of food. Delish Great combination of veggies.
These look delicious, and shockingly I still haven’t tried that roasted garlic!
I just had tostadas as a way to use up some leftovers and totally forgot how amazing they are.
And I think I would rub roasted garlic on the insides of my wrists and wear it as perfume if I didn’t think people would start following me around and drooling.. because at that point I might suspect I was in a zombie movie. And that would not be ok.
Garlic reminds me of my grandpa. Except not in the best way! He eats it straight up RAW. Just pops a clove into his mouth…not big deal. Crazy! Talk about some bad breath!
This looks delicious, Jessica! I love roasted garlic, and the veggies in this are awesome! One question, though…did Mr. How Sweet eat this as is or did you have to add of side of chicken to his? ;-)
Hahaha, he definitely would NOT eat this. He refuses to eat anything without meat – seriously!
Okay, I’ll be RIGHT over… ;)
I’m soooo ready to board that train.
Um, yeah. Tostadas pretty much make all my decision in life. And WHY does it still give me the squiggly line when TOSTADA is correct?!
My veggie taste buds are thanking you today! YUM!!!
These look so incredible. I am obsessed with all things Mexican, and toastadas are one thing I’ve never made at home.
Mexican is definitely a go-to in our house!
My kind of meal! Love it!
My hometown here in Finland is for some reason known for it’s annual garlic festival (and I guess it’s kind of called “the garlic town”, dumb, I know :D) and there you can buy garlic ice cream and pretty much garlic-anything – yes, I’m talking about hats shaped like garlic bulbs.. I’ve never tasted the garlic ice cream, though, the idea of it makes me gag. :D It just CANNOT be good! I love garlic in just about anything, but keep it away from my ice cream, please!
I’m such a vegetarian for dinner kinda person! Love these!
I’m with ya girl. I could eat roasted garlic plain or in anything. That plate looks divine!
Every Fall there is a garlic festival in Eastern PA (around Lehigh Valley area) and they have garlic ice cream! It’s a must try!
Ah, I have to go!
At least you gave it your best shot with the veggies on top. I like tostadas a lot but have never “roasted” a bulb of garlic before. I plan on doing it this week with another one of your recipes. (I’m all out of tostadas :( ). OOOO great idea just now—put some of My Life as a Mrs’s lechon on these bad boys!
Yep that pretty much sounds amazing!
loveee tostadas! i forsee a meal with these and margaritas in my future this weekend :)
I kid you not, I roasted garlic for the first time in my life yesterday to make tomato soup. My life is now forever changed. I don’t know why I was so scared of it before, it’s pretty much the easiest thing in the world and omg, the taste! I practically licked my fingers after squeezing the cloves out!
You NEED to get an ice cream maker. It’s so fun to play with !
I know I do! Ugh.
Yes Please!! Roasted garlic pretty much MAKES any dish doesn’t it? Wish I was eating this RIGHT NOW.
oh yes, roasted garlic is amazing… i could eat clove after clove. my husband hates me for it afterward, but whatever, it’s worth it. ;)
I had never roasted garlic before until I made your piled portobello burgers. Can’t wait to make this, and it looks super easy! And I’m totally with you on what the basic food groups are :)
Those corn tortillas look amazing! Did you make them?? Can you believe I have yet to roast a head of garlic? Eep!
Oh, the tostada topping look excellent as well!! ;) I am always on the lookout for delicious corn tortillas since I can’t eat the flour kind!
This is your perfect food and it would be Scott’s too. I loathe garlic with a passion. Lol I know, I’m probably the only one on earth. But I make up for it in chocolate consumption :)
You had me at caramelized vegetables.
ohmygosh! that looks so good!! :) DEF. going to have to try this!! :) thnx!!!!
That last picture says it all!
Cupid is coming next month, maybe he can bring you that ice cream maker. Roasted Garlic ice cream really doesn’t sound too bad. I’ve heard of crazier flavors. I just Googled “weird ice cream flavors” and now I am completely disgusted and grossed out by some of them. :-p
Yours sounds completely normal now!
This looks amazing! Too bad I just gave up grains for 30 days via Paleo.. guess I’ll have to make tostadas in February!
Roasted garlic: my one true love.
I love garlic so much that I will sometimes separate my portion from my husbands, so I can add garlic to my tastes.
This looks delicious and I will have to make some.