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Savory Vegetarian Tostada

The lentils in this recipe contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals. Garlic adds flavor and can decrease blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, while the tomato sauce is a good source of lycopene. The flavors of this easy-to-prepare entrée are sure to delight.



  • Savory Vegetarian Tostada2 cups lentils, cooked

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 8 tostada shells

  • 2 cups lettuce, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped



Combine the lentils, tomato sauce, garlic, chili powder, cumin and pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Place the lentil mixture on each tostada shell and top with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, and other fat-free toppings such as sour cream and guacamole.


Nutrition Information

  • Serves: 8

  • Calories: 338


This information has been approved by Clinical Nutrition Services (February 2012). For specific diet information tailored to your needs, we recommend you consult with one of our registered dietitians.