There’s nothing like the taste of fresh summer produce to make us jump for joy. When corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and summer squash are at their prime, they practically taste like candy, especially when prepared on the grill with some flavor-enhancing spices and homemade sauces.
In-season produce is so delicious that we try to incorporate it into nearly every meal all summer long. Strawberries? Why not throw them on a salad? Fresh herbs? Homemade pesto is calling our name. Watermelon? Let’s throw it on the grill. Tomatillos? Time for salsa!
That’s where this amazing, tasty recipe from One Ingredient Chef comes in. These tostadas – kind of like flat, toasted tacos – are complete with tons of in-season flavor from the produce that tastes so good right now. Corn, avocado, and tomatillos make their way into this umami-salty-sweet infused meal. If you haven’t used tomatillos before, we recommend it – their beautiful green color and juicy flavor are ripe for summer enjoyment. If your store doesn’t have tomatillos, however, feel free to substitute tomatoes from the garden.
This recipe takes a bit of prep, but believe us – it’s worth it. First, you cook up the mushrooms in a delicious soy sauce and maple syrup base to create impeccable flavor. Then, you toast the corn shells for a few minutes in the oven to get them nice and crispy. Combine corn, tomatillos, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime to make a delectable salsa that you’ll truly just want to eat on its own. Pile the toasted shells high with mushrooms and salsa, some homemade guacamole or fresh avocado, and a little sour cream, and wow – have you got yourself a delectable meal.
Of course, these tostadas will still be delicious if you make them a few months from now in autumn. However, you won’t be getting that fresh, seasonal summer sweetness to truly bring out the complexity of the flavors. Eat them up now to maximize your taste bud potential!
Whip these up this weekend and let us know how much you love them.
About One Ingredient Chef
One Ingredient Chef is a healthy food blog run by Andrew Olson. His goal is simple: he wants you to become healthier than ever before while cooking the best food of your life. As he says, “The One Ingredient Diet is my simple answer to a world of processed foods. But this isn’t about munching on lettuce! My job is to show you (step-by-step) how to cook deliciously healthy food with only *real* ingredients.”