Cheddar “Tostadas” with Greens & Lime Jalapeño Vinaigrette

Cheddar crisps stand in for tortillas in this lower-carb version of tostadas topped with greens and a zesty, spicy dressing. For even more heat, add sliced jalapeño to garnish the salad.
Cheddar “Tostadas” with Greens & Lime Jalapeño Vinaigrette recipe

Cheddar “Tostadas” with Greens & Lime Jalapeño Vinaigrette

Functional Fiber: The traditional keto diet is often lacking in fiber, but this recipe is replete with fiber-rich avocados, dark leafy greens and radishes, which can help regulate blood sugar levels, boost gut health and maintain satiety for longer.

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  • 4Servings



  • ⅓ cup avocado oil

    1 small jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced

    1 clove garlic, minced

    3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

    1 tsp grated lime zest + 3 tbsp fresh lime juice

    ½ tsp raw honey

    ½ tsp sea salt

    ⅛ tsp ground black pepper


  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • 4 cups mixed mesclun greens

    6 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

    2 avocados pitted, peeled and chopped

    2 tbsp roasted, salted pumpkin seeds


1. Make dressing: In a small, unheated skillet, combine oil, jalapeño and garlic. Heat on low until mixture sizzles. Cook for 1 minute, then transfer to a blender or small food processor. Add remaining dressing ingredients and blend well. Set aside.

2. Make tostadas: Preheat oven to 350ºF; line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Draw 8 4-inch circles on parchment, leaving at least 1 inch between them; turn parchment over (you should still be able to see circles). Spread cheese in circles, using ¼ cup for each. Bake until golden and crisp, about 13 to 15 minutes, watching closely to prevent burning. Let cool slightly.

3. Divide tostadas among 4 plates. In a large bowl, combine greens, radishes and avocado. Add ¼ cup dressing; toss, adding remaining dressing and toss again. Divide mixture among tostadas, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: ¼ of recipe
  • Calories: 597
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 56 mg
  • Fat Content: 54 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 16 g
  • Sodium Content: 625 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 28 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 6 g