Simple Summer Supper – Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

The end of summer is fast approaching, and cold winter days of 99 degrees are soon to be upon us.
Ahem.

It was HOT yesterday. And humid. And hot. So we decided to rummage through our freshly purchased produce and find a simple supper that could be grilled outside while the kids swing off some steam…

This was not originally on our menu for the week, but the wicked heat and the fast-approaching dinner hour prompted some improv.
As I thumbed quickly through my latest cookbook, Great Food Fast, I returned to a recipe that has piqued my interest for some time now:

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

(I changed a few things about the original recipe – for starters, they wanted us to use mushrooms – bleeeeah. So I went with a red bell pepper, and also opted out of the additional fresh tomato salsa the recipe called for and kept it truly simple.)

This served 2 adults and 2 kids who polished it all off, might I add!

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 4 scallions (green onions)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • About 6 Corn tortillas
  • Feta Cheese
  • 1 lime

Slice the zukes in 1/2 inch diagonal slices
Slice the bell pepper into 1 inch wide strips
Trim the bottoms off the scallions
Toss all the veggies and the corn tortillas in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Grill the zucchini and peppers first for about 6-8 minutes on high heat.

Next, grill the scallions for about 2 minutes, and then the tortillas, flipping frequently until crispy and golden.

To assemble:

Place a few slices of zucchini on the grilled tortilla, and using kitchen shears, cut pieces of the pepper and the scallions over the top.
Crumble some feta cheese over the tostada and serve with a lime wedge or two.

We enjoyed these with some black beans (Take a can of ‘em, rinse and pour into a hot skillet. Add some cumin, a dash of water, some salt and pepper. Heat through and serve.), salsa I already had on hand and tortilla chips.
A truly simple and enjoyable summer supper.

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8 thoughts on “Simple Summer Supper – Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

  1. look at you happy little grilling people!! i’ve never seen clint look pleased at the prospect of a cucumber before.

    i wish i were there to happy grill with you!

  2. sam – wow, thank you! it does not take much tweaking to make nature’s bounty beautiful!

    court – i KNOW. he actually LOVED this meal. and you are welcome to come be a part of any of our happy grill meals. seriously. i will get clint to grill more vegetables just so you can be a witness. :)

  3. I’m with you…Why heat up the kitchen even more with all this recent heat. I still haven’t grilled any zucchini yet, but with all the squash I’m growing this year, this one looks like a great idea I’ll have to try. Thanks!

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