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Holiday Tostada Bar

My favorite time of the year is here! Growing up in Mexico, my mom used to cook amazing food during the holidays. I wanted to share a twist on my Mom’s holiday party: something that is fun and great for both kids and adults. A Holiday Tostada Bar! The menu is super easy to prep because guests can each make their own…

Holiday Tostada Bar | Oh Happy Day!

A tostada is made with a crunchy open tortilla (you can find them pre-made at your local grocery store or even on Amazon.) They are used as a base to layer on lots of toppings. You can make them with shredded beef, chicken or pork plus beans, vegetables, and avocado. Oh! And let’s not forget the salsas! They can be mild, spicy or flaming hot. My personal opinion is that the salsa makes the tostada.

Holiday Tostada Bar | Oh Happy Day!

This recipe is good for around 12 tostadas:

– 1 pack tostadas (corn crunchy tortilla)
– Refried beans (quick tip: you can use a can of refried beans and season them with salt and pepper!)
– 2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
– Shredded lettuce
– 2 Avocados
– Cotija Cheese
– Green Salsa
Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream
– Cilantro

Now the fun part begins! To make a tostada, first grab the corn flat tortilla. Then spread the refried beans all around (make a nice even coat), and add the shredded chicken. Add the rest of the toppings: lettuce, cheese, green salsa, a squeeze of Daisy and cilantro on top.

Holiday Tostada Bar | Oh Happy Day!

We set all the toppings in colorful, mismatched bowls and try to make it really easy for everyone (including kids!) to dish out themselves. For this party, we tried out Daisy Sour Cream‘s Squeeze Bottle to top of all the tostadas. It meant we had a fewer dishes to wash up at the end, less of a mess at the table, and the kids loved squeezing the sour cream themselves.

For holiday party decorations, I love lots of bright colors. Rainbow papel picado and flowers look great with vintage ornaments and mini Christmas trees.

Holiday Tostada Bar | Oh Happy Day!

Holiday Tostada Bar | Oh Happy Day!

Happy Holidays!

This post is brought to you by Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream. Squeeze more out of the holidays with a #DollopOfDaisy.

Styling & photography by Amy Moss

  1. Michelle

    December 10, 2015

    Such a yummy recipe, thank you for that!

  2. Anni

    December 10, 2015

    Viví en México por seis meses y tostada es uno de mis platos favoritos! Qué buena idea! Me encantan tus fotos! 🙂
    Saludos desde Alemania!

  3. Marloes

    December 10, 2015

    This looks like so much fun! I would never think about something like this at a party or a games night. Awesome idea, thanks for sharing!
    – X Marloes

  4. Kari

    December 10, 2015

    What a fun and casual idea for a party!

  5. Maris Maria Renne

    December 10, 2015

    Oh wow, this scene represents everything I stand for / am a fan of 🙂
    Bright colours, party stuff and Mexican food. LOVE this! Great pics <3

  6. Kelsey

    December 10, 2015

    Love that everything is so colorful!

  7. Nassari

    December 10, 2015

    Hola! I was wondering if I may repost one of your pictures of these tostadas on my instagram? properly tagged of course.

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