Recipe: My grandma's tuna tostadas

 Don't knock it 'til you try it!

Don't knock it 'til you try it!

Let me preface this by saying these are way better than they look or sound. I almost didn't include the recipe because it's not a very "traditional" recipe and I figured most people would think, "ew." I told my mom and she said "do it! they're so good!" ... and mom's are always right so here we are.

This is a recipe my grandma would make for as long as I can remember ... although, I made it a little healthier for ya. Exact measurements can be tailored to taste. Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
serving size: roughly 5-6 tostadas

• tuna (1 can, I used Trader Joe's solid white albacore tuna in water)
• corn tortillas (6) you can also use premade tostadas but making them yourself is healthier
• peas (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup)
• shaved carrots (I used baby carrots I had and peeled 'em. shaved until the peas to carrots ratio was even).
• salt to taste
• diced jalapeños (I used maybe 3/4 cups of the little can I bought but I wish I used more. I like the tostadas to have a little kick to them, but add as many as you see fit!)
• mayo (I'm not a huge fan of mayo so I substituted Trader Joe's vegan spread that's styled after mayo. I used about 3 tablespoons).
• optional: green onions

 
 My tostadas came out a little too crispy above but they tasted great nonetheless! Also, the tuna mixture was a little more watery than I hoped — make sure to drain the tuna enough before adding it to the mixture.

My tostadas came out a little too crispy above but they tasted great nonetheless! Also, the tuna mixture was a little more watery than I hoped — make sure to drain the tuna enough before adding it to the mixture.

 

RECIPE

• Preheat oven (If you're making the tostadas, I went for 450*)
• Place tortillas on baking sheet and bake until crispy
• While the tostadas bake, combine tuna, mayo, carrots, peas, salt and jalapeños (also, the green onions if you're using them) in a bowl. Adjust the recipe to your liking. Make sure to drain the tuna enough so the mixture isn't too watery.
• Once the tostadas are just crispy enough, take them out of the oven and top with the tuna mix.
• That's it! So yummy and easy and tasty.

 
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