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Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas {Gluten-Free + Vegan Option}

These Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas are the perfect bite-sized appetizer to dish up this football season. Crispy corn tortillas topped with homemade guacamole and grilled corn and black bean salsa will be a hit with the football fan(s) in your life.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas: This crispy bite-sized appetizer is perfect for football season. They're gluten-free and healthy with a vegan option.

The start of football season has prompted my husband to begin creating his long, ever-growing list of football food he’d like to see served this season. Where’s the eye-roll emoji when I need it, because I can’t possibly roll my eyes any harder without doing damage to my optic nerve.

The man loves to eat, but he becomes increasingly extra during football season. Despite being a party of two, he’ll request enough food to feed a party of eight every Sunday, without fail.

He’s been requesting my recipe for stuffed jalapeños on repeat lately. I suppose I’m going to have to give in to his request in order to get him to stop talking about them every opportunity he gets.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas: This crispy bite-sized appetizer is perfect for football season. They're gluten-free and healthy with a vegan option.

Me: Um, who’s eating all of this food? Did you acquire a league of friends that I don’t know about?

Squirrel: Nope. I plan on grazing all day.

^^Major palm to forehead moment.

I was under the impression that Sunday is the ultimate day of rest? I suppose the saying is true, there really is no rest for the weary.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas: This crispy bite-sized appetizer is perfect for football season. They're gluten-free and healthy with a vegan option.

Thankfully these Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas are uncomplicated in every possible way. They also happen to be healthy and gluten-free–although you’d never know it, because they taste amazing!

I picked up all of the ingredients needed to make this bite-sized appetizer at Sprouts Farmers Market. They promise quality ingredients for less, and they stay true to their promise! Since opening their newest location in the area, I’m there every week to complete my grocery haul.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas: This crispy bite-sized appetizer is perfect for football season. They're gluten-free and healthy with a vegan option.

Aside from the grilled tortillas, all of the elements to this dish can be made in advance and assembled the day you’re ready to serve. It makes hosting a football gathering that much easier.

There’s nothing worse than not being able to enjoy your guests the day of the party. If you find yourself overwhelmed that week, you can swap the homemade guacamole for your favorite brand to make the process even easier. Always use the help of the grocery store when needed.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas: This crispy bite-sized appetizer is perfect for football season. They're gluten-free and healthy with a vegan option.

These Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas are layered with flavor. This bite-sized snack will quickly become a fan favorite, and I wouldn’t be surprised if your family and friends begin to request them every chance they get.

What’s not to love about crispy corn tortillas layered with guacamole and spicy grilled corn and black bean salsa? If you’re looking to make this dish vegan-friendly, leave out the Cotija cheese and use agave nectar in place of honey when making the grilled corn salsa.

Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas

Yield: 24

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Guacamole

  • 4 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 4-5 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Grilled Corn Salsa

  • 1 cup grilled corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or agave
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Tostadas

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. To make the guacamole, add avocados, lime juice, and hot sauce to a large bowl. Using a potato masher or fork, mash until the mixture is slightly chunky. Fold in the garlic, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator if not using immediately.
  2. To make the salsa, add grilled corn kernels, black beans, jalapeño, red onion, and cilantro to a bowl; stir to combine. Squeeze the lime juice over the top of the mixture and add the honey or agave; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator if not using immediately.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill or cast iron pan over medium heat. Using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut 2 rounds out of each corn tortilla. Grill the tortilla rounds on each side until charred and crispy, about 1 minute on each side. Top each crispy tortilla with a layer of guacamole and corn salsa. Place them on a platter and garnish with chopped scallions, cilantro, and Cotija cheese. Serve immediately.
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2 Responses to “Grilled Corn Salsa & Guacamole Tostadas {Gluten-Free + Vegan Option}”

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    Kelly | Foodtasia — September 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    These are awesome! All my favorite flavors!

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    Lucas Ferguson — September 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I love guacamole… I love tostadas… I love corn salsa… I think it’s safe to say I would love this recipe! lol :)

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