Seven Layer Tostadas

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This seven layer tostada recipe is fun and colorful vegetarian recipe idea the whole family will love. If you're a fan of Seven Layer Dip, you will love t his family dinner idea. You change up the vegetarian recipe a bit to include low carb tortillas and make each tostada to suit the person eating it. This is a great food idea any day of the week and also works if you are having guests over because they add only the layers that they like. This family dinner idea has a great trick for making the crispy tostadas that you can make yourself. For this vegetarian recipe, the layers include refried beans, guacamole, sour cream with a bit of Taco Seasoning stirred in, some finely grated cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions, and lots of sliced black olives. That's seven layers of tasty goodness, this is a recipe is healthy and delicious and fun to make. You can find several variations for seven layer dip recipes, some use jalapenos in the layers, but for kids, you can omit those if needed. And of course for people who don't like guacamole or olives, those can be omitted too, and something can be added in their place, or add some extra cheese or diced tomatoes.

You will love the tostada recipe for these seven layer tostadas. All it takes is using the toaster oven set on 450F to crisp the flour tortillas. You will also want to preheat the pan and rub a bit of olive oil in the pan and watch the tortillas closely. You can also do this part in the oven, but you want to be extra careful not to overcook. Toast the tortillas in the oven until they are crisp and just starting to brown, turning several times. This step in the vegetarian recipe will take less than five minutes so be sure to watch them carefully.

And while the tortillas are crisping, put the refried beans into a bowl, and stir then to break them apart, and microwave for a couple of minutes, or until they're hot. The base of the tortilla has thin layers of refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream with a little bit of Taco Seasoning stirred in and some finely grated cheese. Then the bottom layers are topped with colorful diced tomatoes, thinly sliced green onions, and some sliced black olives. This family dinner idea is easy to pick up and eat with your hands, but make sure to prepare them just a few minutes before serving, or the tortillas will get soggy. And this is a great vegetarian recipe idea if you are serving kids as they can make their own, and each person can add only the layers that they like.

This is just one of the vegetarian recipes you will find on the Kalyn's Kitchen site. On the site, you will find a variety of family dinner ideas, vegetarian recipes and food ideas for a wide variety of recipes and more. **

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