Monday, May 5, 2014

Tostada - a quick lunch

I did not realize it was Cinco De Mayo! Until I saw it on the local Mexican restaurant marquee. At the bottom you'll find some information on the holiday.

Perfect timing, because I made this last week and wanted to share with you all.

I could eat a salad everyday for lunch, but my husband gets a little tired of salads. Some days we have leftovers but I wanted something a little different but easy.
We love Mexican food, so I decided to serve up a fresh simple tostada for lunch and thankfully my husband loved it and did not complain. He's not much of a complainer but since this was meat free, ya never know.

Meat-Free Tostada (a quick lunch)
corn tortilla, baked in the oven until crisp
re-fried beans, vegetarian style (you can make your own)
shredded cheese 1 TBSP per tostada
fresh homemade raw salsa or pico de gallo
chopped fresh organic spinach

Super easy, quick and delicious without all the fat. For the pico de gallo recipe, follow the link to Feeding Big, she and I use the same recipe.


A couple of facts about Cinco De Mayo: (information obtained from latinamericanhistory.com)
It is not Mexican Independence Day, that is in September.
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is not nearly as important a holiday as Independence Day, September 16. Mexicans observe and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with family gatherings, fireworks, feasts and more: the best place to go for the festivities is the city of Puebla, where the famous battle took place. Cinco de Mayo celebrations are very important for Mexicans living outside of Mexico, particularly in the United States.

The world’s largest Cinco de Mayo party takes place in…:

Los Angeles, California! Every year, the people of Los Angeles celebrate “Festival de Fiesta Broadway” on May fifth (or on the closest Sunday). It’s a large, raucous party with parades, food, dancing, music and more. Hundreds of thousands attend annually. It’s even bigger than the festivities in Puebla! Many other US cities have large Cinco de Mayo celebrations, including Denver, New York City, Phoenix and Houston.
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