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BLT Tostadas

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I can’t wait to tell you all about these.

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But first, an ant just walked across my forehead. Just cruised across my head like it’s backpacking Europe or something. And of course I completely freaked out, feeling the tiny tickle. Because at first I didn’t know what it was! Was it blood trickling down my face? A tarantula? A salt water eel? You never know.

But it was just an ant. Why did an ant cross my face? What is this, THE SPANISH INQUISITION? (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Name that show.)

We have a little ant problem in our kitchen right now. Isn’t that kind of gross? Hi, summer. Drive through.

I’m positive that it has nothing to do with the fact that my husband can’t figure out how to clean up after himself. Leaves little spills here and there on the countertops. Little bit of strawberry syrup, maybe. Celery stalk ends. Apple cores.

What was I talking about?

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Would ya just look at this avocado mayo? Or is it avocado-mayo? Avocado/mayo? Avocado*mayo? Avocado%mayo? Avocado!mayo? Avocado+mayo=<3?

I like the last one. Wasn’t that a fun little game?

Wait, where did you go?

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This meal is like summer hitting you in the face with a baseball bat. A very delicious baseball bat.

Bacon: SPLAT

Grape tomatoes: BAM

Avocado+mayo=<3: BOOM

Crispy tortillas: BURN

Fresh garden lettuce: POW

Cilantro and lime juice: GIVE ME A PACI

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Plus it takes less than 30 to pull together. HA-BOOYA.

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Shall we?

BLT Tostadas:

What it took for 6 tostadas:

* 6 strips bacon, cut into small chunks
* 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and halved
* 2 Tbs. mayonaise
* 1/2 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
* 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
* 1 pinch of coarse salt
* 1 1/2 cup torn bibb lettuce (or romaine, spinach, whatever you have)
* 1 cup red grape tomatoes, halved
* 1 cup yellow grape tomatoes, halved
* 6 corn tortillas (yellow or white, your call)

Bring a large sauté pan to a medium heat. Add the bacon and render until nice and crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a few paper towels to drain. Discard bacon fat, but leave any tiny drippings in the pan. Like, don’t wipe it clean.

In a food processor, combine the avocado, mayo, cilantro and lime juice. And a pinch of salt! Blitz until smooth and creamy and dreamy and steamy. Wait, what?

You’re almost done.

Bring the pan back to a medium-high heat. Add the tortillas and crisp them up in the last bit of bacon juices. Oh, man.

Evenly spread the avocado-mayo over the tortillas. Top with lettuce, a heaping mound of tomatoes, and the bacon crumbles. Garnish with cilantro leaves and give them a good spritz of lime juice.

Pawwwwwfect.

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Oh, oh, oh! By the WAY, Google Reader goes bye-bye in like 20 seconds, so if you follow me there, you’ll have to start following me in the ABYSS. Just kidding. You can transfer all your blogs to two different places, Feedly, or Bloglovin.

Here are two links that give you super eaaaasy step-by-step instructions on how to make this switch. And I swear it’s so easy. I now use Feedly and I totally dig it. It’s clean, pinteresty, and does my dishes.

Not really on the dishes thing. But they should seriously work on that.

http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/

http://blog.bloglovin.com/2013/03/moving-from-google-reader-to-bloglovin/

Okay now go make some dang tostadas.

 

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36 Responses to BLT Tostadas

  1. Amy @Very Culinary June 28, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    You had me at BLT. And tostadas. Omg.

  2. Jaclyn June 28, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I seriously laughed out loud at your ant comment, I just pictured a little ant backpacking across someones forehead. And your husband sounds a LOT like mine…typical men. These look fabulous, I LOVE BLTS…genius to make one into a tostada!

  3. marla June 28, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    I’m knocking at your door. Can u hear me? U bettah have saved me some.

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite June 28, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Just think of the possibilities if it were a RED Ant! It wouldn’t be pleasant especially on your forehead.

    Now these BLT tostadas are looking pretty dang delicious.

  5. Heather June 28, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    OK soooooo…off topic but a while back when Phillip Phillips was on American Idol and you wrote about him all the time I was all “what’s the big deal” because I’m ancient and don’t ever watch American Idol, but he was on the Today show this morning and was AMAHHHHZING and now I’m thinking that I should probably only ever listen to you on music choices from now on. How’s that for a ridiculous run-on sentence? ;)

    • Bev Weidner June 28, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Hahaha! He’s super yummy, right? He’s actually my guilty pleasure music. What I REALLY listen to? Now that could take hours.

      • Heather June 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

        SUCH a cutie! Makes me feel kind of old since I just found out (through google-stalking, obviously) that he was born in 1990. WHAT?! How are there adults out there that were born that year?!!

  6. cassie June 28, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    This is pure GENIUS.

  7. Kevin (Closet Cooking) June 28, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Love avocado mayo in BLTs and these tostadas look great!

  8. Amanda @ Food, Fitness, Faith June 28, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Wowza. Woa. Woo. Seriously, these look so delicious and so simple I can’t wait to try my hand at them! Good luck with the ant sitch!

  9. Tieghan June 28, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I want to come for dinner!! This is my dream meal!

  10. Samantha @FerraroKitchen June 28, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Oh this is just perfect!

  11. ashley - baker by nature June 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Oh I want like 35 of these beauties!!!

  12. Erin L June 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Monty Python.

    • Bev Weidner June 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

      Nice!! I was wondering if anyone would get it!

  13. Amber | Sprinkled With Flour June 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Those tostadas look perfect! I can’t wait to whip some up for dinner soon. :)

  14. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme June 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    I totally want these for dinner!

  15. Sarah @ An Apple A Day June 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    um yum. Going to the store to buy bacon for BLTs because some tomatoes are ready for pickin’ in the garden, so tomorrow this will be on the menu fo sho

  16. Tracey @ Cooking with Love June 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Seriously??!! Oh my gosh I have to make these soon! They look fantastic and the pics are beautiful! :)

  17. Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff June 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    These look AMAZING! I’ll definitely be making them soon! :)

  18. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen June 29, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    I am just a lurker before but now I am commenting for the first time. I can see these tostadas on our table in the near future!

  19. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion June 29, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Can I have these for breakfast?

  20. Jackie @ The Beeroness June 29, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    If I eat all 6 by myself, that’s totally normal, right? RIGHT?

  21. Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 29, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Oh Wow! I’m totally sold on this summery and fresh tostadas!

  22. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh my! I want!! That avocado-mayo did it for meeeee

  23. Ali | Gimme Some Oven June 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Love all of those colors!! Such a great idea for tostadas.

  24. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. June 30, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Um, I love this. That is all.

  25. Lisa Montalva June 30, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Love your site and recipes Bev…we are going to start promoting you to our audience. We are all about giving back! Enjoy your day. Lisa Montalva

  26. Brian @ A Thought For Food July 1, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Please tell me you’ve framed that bacon shot… it totally needs to go on your kitchen wall. Just sayin.

  27. Rachel Cooks July 1, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Seriously, Bev? I could eat these every day. I mean, three times a day. All of my favorite things on one crispy tortilla. Yeah.

  28. Renie July 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    These were so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  29. Nutmeg Nanny July 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Oh wow! These are perfection, I love all the ingredients you used :)

  30. Ashley July 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    These look unreal! Love all of the flavors here. I do hope to avoid any ant/forehead incidents when I make them, though ;)

  31. Rod Weston July 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Beautiful food blog and this recipe is wonderful! It will be one of our regular dishes.

  32. Sabina January 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    LOOOOOVE your BLT tostadas. So delicious. So beautiful. So simple.
    Thank you!!! We make these all the time now!

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