I’ve been on a salsa verde kick this week. At my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s on Sunday, I picked up a jar just to have on hand. We normally use their salsa verde for enchilada sauce, but I’ve found myself adding it on everything this week!
As much as I love my salsa verde, the real star of this dish is the heirloom tomato. The color may look a little dark, but it was just added so much fresh flavor to the dish. And the best thing about this meal is that it took about 20 minutes to make from start to finish–can’t beat that!
Heirloom Tomato Tostada Recipe
2 flour tortillas
1 ear fresh corn
1/2 cup lettuce, chopped
1 medium heirloom tomato, diced
1/2 cup havarti cheese, grated
1/4 cup salsa verde
1 chicken breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Lemon, juiced
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Heat olive oil in medium size frying pan. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and lemon juice. Break chicken into smaller pieces and cook for about 5 minutes. Add corn and cook for another minute.
Remove chicken and set aside. Place tortillas in frying pan (or a skillet) on medium heat. Brown one side of the tortilla, flip, then sprinkle cheese on top. Cook until slightly melted, about 2 minutes.
Add chicken, lettuce, and salsa verde to the top of your tostada and enjoy!
PS It’s easiest to eat the tostada with a knife and fork, or just cut it with a pizza cutter before serving.
PPS I’m so excited that it’s Friday–2 more days till I get to experience Savor the Central Coast!!