mushroom arugula tostada with 3 ingredient avocado cream

by purelytwins

Howdy luvs!

Do you remember our remake of our egg-free plantain flatbread socca recipe?  Since the original one can be a little difficult to get just right, this updated version works out nicely. Great for those who can’t eat eggs but still want to enjoy something bread-like that is grain-free.

vegetarian avocado cream mushroom tostada purelytwins

There used to be a tostada salad that we would order from the Cheesecake Factory many years ago. Loved that tostada salad. It was piled high of shredded greens, black beans, chips, chicken and an incredible dressing. Dreaming of it right now. We wanted to find a way to make something similar. Of course it’s not an exact replica of it, but just the general idea of it.

Mushroom arugula tostada with 3 ingredient avocado cream on a plantain grain-free flatbread.

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We know this Mexican dish “tostada” means “toasted salad.”

We adore the crisp from the tortilla covered in veggies and yummy sauce.  Since we don’t really eat much black beans anymore, or any bean that much for stomach issues, we decided to leave them out. But if you like them and your digestion likes them please feel free to add them to this dish.

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So our tostada is definitely not the traditional fried corn tortilla but we promise it’s still yummy!

3 ingredient easy dairy-free avocado cream purelytwins

First up you need a delicious sauce.

We made our 3 ingredient avocado cream that we created several years ago. We forgot how easy and tasty that cream is!

plantain socca grain-free tostada chips purelytwins

Since we cut our plantain flatbread socca into circles we had leftover pieces that we cut into strips to make homemade chips. We just put them back in oven to broil for a few minutes to get a little crispy.

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plantain tostada chips with dairy free avocado cream

Cheesy avocado cream with homemade plantain socca chips = amazing.

grain free vegan mushroom arugula tostada with avocado cream purelytwins

Simple vegetarian (vegan friendly) dish that can be made up in under 30 minutes.

Easy recipe to spice up with your favorite spices and toppings. Possibilities are endless.

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Have fun in the kitchen. We sure did.


mushroom arugula grain-free vegetarian tostada with 3 ingredient avocado cream

Healthy homemade baked not fried tostada dish. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Grain-free plantain flatbread as base with dairy free creamy avocado sauce. Simple dish to make and enjoy.


tostada base

avocado cream


  • mushrooms, sliced
  • arugula
  • *can use any toppings of your liking


  1. Make plantain flatbread, follow directions here
  2. While plantain flatbread is baking, make avocado cream. Follow directions here.
  3. Set avocado cream aside.
  4. Gather tostada toppings.
  5. Slice and saute mushrooms,if desired.
  6. Once plantain flatbread is done baking, cut into circles. We used a 6 inch circle cake pan as a guide to cut into circles. Makes two 6 inch circles.
  7. Cut remaining flatbread as chips.
  8. To make crispy – place both circle tostada pieces and leftover plantain chips into oven to broil for a few minutes. Until desired crispness is achieved. Be careful not to burn.
  9. Pull out of oven and begin to spread avocado cream on tostada circles.
  10. Top with mushrooms and arugula. Or any toppings of your liking.
  11. Enjoy with leftover avocado cream and plantain chips.
  12. Makes 2 tostadas. Serves 1-2.

Simple, healthy and delicious.

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Do you like tostadas? What toppings would you add on top?

Do you like black beans? What is your favorite dish from Cheesecake Factory if you eat there?

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Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 19, 2014 - 10:34 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had a tostada before. I’m missing out!

Linz @ Itz Linz March 19, 2014 - 11:06 am

i want all of this!

ramblingcreations March 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm

It looks really yummy! Ill have to try it soon!

lindsay March 19, 2014 - 3:45 pm

JAMES AND I are ready to come set up camp at your house, then you can feed us, right?

purelytwins March 19, 2014 - 6:22 pm

yes we would love that!! so wish we lived closer xo

the delicate place (@misathemeb) March 19, 2014 - 4:34 pm

those socca fries remind me of these super tasty garbanzo frites i had with my ‘fishfurter’ hot dog this past weekend! they were fried to perfection and had the most pillowy texture on the inside of the frite. loved the chickpea flavor + perfect with a tahini-lemon dipping sauce!

purelytwins March 19, 2014 - 6:26 pm

sounds delicious!!!

Laura @ Mommy Run Fast March 19, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Yummy! I wasn’t following you in the days of the avocado cream, excited to check it out!

purelytwins March 20, 2014 - 8:53 am

thanks Laura 🙂

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables March 20, 2014 - 3:26 am

Coming to your house for lunch today!! 😉

purelytwins March 20, 2014 - 8:53 am

wahoo!! yay!!

Meg @ A Dash of Meg March 20, 2014 - 9:00 am

drooling over here! great recipe sisters! let’s catch up soon now that i am back in london!

Cara's Healthy Cravings March 20, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Everything about this screams delicious to me! If I was to add anything else on top it would be hot sauce 🙂

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