Veggie Tostadas + Creamy Street Corn

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I wish I was more relatable. I’m so envious of girls who are outdoorsy & look cute without mascara. Being high maintenance is a curse, I tell you.

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Above all, I wish I liked beer. Girls who like beer are so kewl. Just sippin’ out of their glass bottles, laughing at all of the jokes, like one of the guys. I hate them for being so effortless.

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It’s just so heinous tasting. Like drinking a whole wheat roll or something. I’ve tried. I really have. It’s not “refreshing” – it makes my taste buds cry.

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I typically choose cider in beer situations. I like them because I can almost be mistaken for a beer drinker if no one notices the usually colorful packaging & pictures of apples all over them.

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Whatever. I am who I am. I’ll be inside whining & wining.


Time: 35 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4


  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 packages of frozen corn
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained + mashed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of radishes, sliced thin
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • S+P, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 2 tsp. of sugar
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Spicy cheese for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place tortillas directly on the rack, baking for 6-7 minutes
  • Heat one tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add one package of corn + a tsp. of sugar + S+P
  • Stir once or twice before letting sit for 3-4 minutes
  • Once brown, remove from the pan + repeat with other package of corn
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine cream cheese + sriracha + chili powder + paprika + S+P + lime juice
  • In another skillet, heat a tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat
  • Saute onion + S+P for 3-4 minutes
  • Add red pepper + S+P, cook for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add corn + butter to cream cheese bowl, combine well
  • Spread black bean mash over the tortillas
  • Add onion + pepper + radishes + avocado + cheese
  • Serve with corn
  • See how much you can stuff into your body without dying

This, too, was inspired by a couple of recipes in this month’s Cooking Light!


24 thoughts on “Veggie Tostadas + Creamy Street Corn

  1. Sudipti says:

    haha this post made me laugh! I wish I could leave the house without my eyeliner and definitely can’t drink beer. But gimme a glass of wine or a cocktail any day of the week!


      • MealsWithMel says:

        The best was when my husband asked me to pick him up some corona’s at the store and accidentally bought the “Coronaita” which are little baby beers. He was the “cool” guy drinking baby beers at the party 🙂 He never asked me to pick him up beer again.


  2. catherinemryan says:

    These look so refreshing! Have you ever tried La Tortilla Factory tortillas? They’d be delish with these mini tacos. They are insanely good, and my super-picky toddler can’t get enough of ’em either. I don’t think they’re available everywhere, but look for ’em – you’ll never buy another brand!


  3. sabine says:

    I don´t like beer either, who knew there were so many of us! Your tostadas look delicious, whether you were wearing mascara while making them or not 😉


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