Totally Tostada…

by agirlandhermutt on February 10, 2011

Ugh…I struggled with a title for this blog for a bit. Sometimes it just isn’t making it. This is one of those times.

Fortunately, this little dish made up in taste what my blog title lacks in creativity.

Hello Polenta Tostada! I’m totally a Mexican food kind of gal. If you were to ask me my favorite type of food. If you were to ask me what my favorite food was I would yell “beans!” before you could even finish your question. Me…Mexican Food…match made in heaven. Unfortunately, a tostada is typically a tortilla that has been fried or toasted. Not exactly the most healthy, or easy to make, dish. Enter polenta. I used polenta as my base to create mini-tostada inspired dish.

When I was at Trader Joe’s the other day I came across a polenta I hadn’t seen before. It had bits of quinoa! How fun is that?!

I sliced the tube (which for some reason really grosses me out) into about 10 slices that were 1/2 inch thick.

Check out that fun quinoa! Funky and fun all rolled into one.

To the top of each slice, I added about a tablespoon of refried black beans with jalapenos, a dollop of green chilies, and a sprinkle of cheese.

Finally ready to go! I stuck in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

I did a little dancing around the kitchen pretending to have maracas while my dinah was cooking. The dog looked at me like I was an idiot. He has not be impressed with me lately. Winking smile

Finally…DINNER!

These little bites were easy to eat, super filling, and so tasty! Although I felt like something was just *missing*. Oh yea! Salsa.

Maraca dance ensued yet again. I believe Korky barked at me that time around. Whatevs. He doesn’t know what fun is.

Happy Tostada Thursday! (better? Eh, I didn’t think so either).

Are you a dancer? If so, how did you learn?

I was a dancer as a kid and took lessons for MANY years. BUT my real dancing was learned in the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. My dad would let me stand on his feet and we would dance around while my mom gave us the “I don’t know you” look. Winking smile

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