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Valentine Heart Tostadas

Surprise your Valentine with these easy to make tostadas that are almost too cute to eat!  Almost.

Valentine Heart Tostadas

If you want to surprise your sweetheart with something  fun, different and super tasty, these Valentine tostadas are just the thing.

They not only taste wonderful but look appetizing too.  These tostadas get their start with corn tortillas that are cut into hearts and lightly fried to a crispy crunch.

The crispy tortillas are topped with tostada ingredients in layers to give them a colorful and festive look.  The color combination of bright yellow/orange cheddar cheese and small pieces of purple cabbage is so pretty together.

My favorite part of these tostadas (besides eating them) is the sour cream that’s  piped around the edges to look like lace.

Valentine Heart Tostadas

These tostadas make a wonderful meal or even an appetizer.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Valentine-Tostados

Corn tortillas, canola oil, canned refried beans, garlic powder, pepper, ground cumin, salsa, cheddar cheese, purple cabbage, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes, lettuce (optional), and sour cream.

Here’s how to make it:

For the Beans:

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In a medium size pan add the refried beans,

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cumin,

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garlic powder,

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pepper, and

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water.

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Stir together and warm on low to medium heat.

For the Tortillas:

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Next,

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cut each corn tortilla into the shape of a heart and set aside for a moment.

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Heat a small skillet on medium heat and add the canola oil.

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To test if the oil is hot enough dip just an edge of the tortilla in the oil and if it sizzles add the entire heart tortilla.

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Cook until each side of the tortilla is golden brown (about 3 or 4 minutes).

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Then,

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Remove the tortilla from the oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate.  Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.  Set aside.

For the Tostadas:

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Next, chop the green onions,

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cilantro,

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tomatoes,

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purple cabbage and lettuce (optional).

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Shred the cheese.

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Then spread the warm refried beans on top of the tortilla shells.

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Next, spread the salsa on top of the beans…

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…and top with the cheese, purple cabbage,

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tomatoes, cilantro, and green onions.  Also add lettuce if you like.

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Then add the sour cream to a pastry bag with your favorite decorative tip.  Pipe the sour cream around the outside edges of the tostada so that it resembles the look of lace.

Or make any decoration with the sour cream you would like.

Valentine Heart Tostadas

Serve warm or at room temperature for a meal or appetizer.

Valentine Heart Tostadas

Valentine Heart Tostadas

Then enjoy each crispy bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

More Valentine’s Day Recipes You May Like:

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Red Velvet Ice Cream Float

Chocolate on Chocolate Dessert in a Glass

Valentine Heart Tortilla Chips

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Valentine Tostados

Surprise your Valentine with these easy to make tostadas that are almost too cute to eat!  Almost.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Tostadas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

For the Beans:

  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup water

For the Tortillas:

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup canola oil

For the Tostadas:

  • Crispy heart-shaped tortillas
  • Warm refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped purple cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped lettuce optional
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

For the Beans:

  1. In a medium size pan add the refried beans, cumin, garlic, pepper, and water. Stir together and warm on low heat.

For the Tortillas:

  1. Cut each corn tortilla into the shape of a heart. Heat a small skillet on medium heat and add the canola oil. To test if the oil is hot enough dip just an edge of the tortilla in the oil and if it sizzles add the entire heart tortilla. Cook until each side of the tortilla is golden brown (about 3 or 4 minutes). Remove the tortilla from the oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked. Set aside.

For the Tostadas:

  1. Spread the warm refried beans on top of the tortilla shells. Next spread the salsa on top of the beans and top with the cheese, purple cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, and lettuce (optional).

  2. Add the sour cream to a pastry bag with your favorite decorative tip. Pipe the sour cream around the outside edges of the tostada so that it resembles the look of lace. Or make any decoration with the sour cream you would like. Serve warm or at room temperature as an appetizer.

This recipe was originally posted on February 2, 2013.

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8 Comments

  1. These are absolutely beautiful! Will definitely be trying them! 🙂

  2. Love,love,love your recipes!!!!

  3. These are just too cute. How clever. We have a party going on today. What’d You Do This Weekend? I’d love it if you would bring these over.

    The Contessa (Linda)

  4. Ok, these are just
    T
    O
    O
    cute!