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.

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.

Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
30 min



  • 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