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Nopal Volcanoes

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

12
corn tortillas
1 1/2
cups asadero cheese, grated
1
jar (12-15 oz) nopales, drained and chopped
3
Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1
serrano chile, finely chopped (optional)
1/2
white onion, finely chopped
1
bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Hot sauce, to taste (optional)
Mexican cream, to taste (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Cholesterol
14.4mg
5%
Sodium
111.0mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
13.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
5.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
10.60%
11%
Calcium
17.20%
17%
Iron
3.40%
3%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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To save time in the kitchen, use already-made tostadas.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Grease two baking dishes with cooking spray. Place the tortillas on the dishes. Bake for 12-13 minutes, turning them after 6 minutes, until golden-brown.
  • 3 Sprinkle the asadero cheese on the tortillas. Bake for 2-3 more minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • 4 In the meantime, prepare the salad by mixing the chopped nopales, tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 5 Remove the tostadas from the oven. Decorate each one with 3 or 4 tablespoons of the salad. Serve with your favorite spicy salsa or sour cream. Enjoy!

Volcanes (volcanoes) are tostadas with melted cheese that are prepared in the oven. After being baked, they are garnished with many different ingredients. The more ingredients you add, the more they begin to look like volcanoes on the verge of eruption, hence the name. Usually volcanes are served as a main dish for dinnertime, but if you serve it with fresh nopal salad, it also makes a great snack or appetizer at any family reunion.

Rate and Comment

Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 14, 2015

Volcanes (volcanoes) are tostadas with melted cheese that are prepared in the oven. After being baked, they are garnished with many different ingredients. The more ingredients you add, the more they begin to look like volcanoes on the verge of eruption, hence the name. Usually volcanes are served as a main dish for dinnertime, but if you serve it with fresh nopal salad, it also makes a great snack or appetizer at any family reunion.