vegan CHORIZO TOSTADAS, powerful & delicious

These super powerful vegan chorizo tostadas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They have all the good, nutritious and flavorful ingredients that make every bite perfect.

platter with mexican tostadas

What is a tostada?

Tostada is the word in Spanish for toasted, a tostada is a toasted or fried corn tortilla until fully crisp. Tostada shells are completely flat, which is the main difference with a taco shell.

How to make a tostada shell?

  • It is as easy as popping corn tortillas sprayed with vegetable oil in a 400ºF oven for a couple of minutes.
  • Or you could deep fry or pan fry the corn tortilla in oil.
  • Or the easiest way and my favorite is to heat the corn tortilla over a griddle (affiliate link) or directly on a gas stove. This will burn a bit the tortilla but, for me, there is nothing better than the flavors of a burnt corn tortilla. This method is also the easiest.
shredded brusell sprouts in a skillet

The topping for these tostadas is vegan chorizo made with Brussel sprouts which are a nutritional powerhouse. The authentic chorizo recipe calls for ground pork (not vegan friendly) and the vegetarian chorizo recipe is normally made with soy.

I decided to use shaved Brussell sprout to make a soy-free and meat-freed chorizo recipe.

The best part of these topping for the vegan tostada is that you not sacrifice flavor at all.

adding spices to a skillet

How to make Vegan homemade chorizo?

To make this vegan chorizo recipe start by sautéing the Brussel sprouts with the same spices used in chorizo ancho chile, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon and a pinch of ground clove.

Brussel sprouts are incredibly delicious on their own, so imagine them cooked with all these spectacular flavors. They truly become delicious and out of this world.

corn tostadas and an empty small bowl

tips and tricks to make the best vegan chorizo tostadas

  • Shave the Brussel sprouts by using a food processor (affiliate link) fitted with the disc attachment. If you don’t have a food processor (affiliate link) use a very sharp knife or a mandoline. Another option is to use store-bought.
  • Use fresh spices, and if you can’t find ground chile ancho (affiliate link) you can always ground it yourself in a spice grinder or a powerful blender.
  • Make your own refired beans, they re the best.
  • This Mexican crema recipe has only 4 ingredients and is super easy to make.
  • If you want your tostadas a bit spicier finish them with authentic Mexican Salsa verde.
vegan homemade chorizo in a skillet

I love eating light, healthy and feeling full of energy. After I eat, I feel fabulous and ready to take on the world to finish everything I have to do. Don’t you like feeling energized after a meal?? Instead of wanting to take a nap and feeling heavy and full.

Here are other healthy authentic Mexican recipes, that happen to be vegan:

vegan chorizo on tostadas

 So here is the recipe for these VEGAN CHORIZO TOSTADAS and I hope you like them as much as we do. Eat them for breakfast, dinner or lunch.

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Superpowerful vegan chorizo tostadas

These vegan chorizo tostadas are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The chorizo is made with Brussel sprouts and Mexican spices.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican vegan food
Servings 6 people
Calories 268 kcal


  • 4 cups of shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder ground dried chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 / 4 teaspoon freshly pepper
  • 1 / 8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon salt


  • 12 corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Mexican crema I use cashew cream


For the Brussel Sprouts, vegan chorizo

  • In a skillet over medium heat add the oil and the shaved Brussels sprouts.
  • Leave them until they are soft, like 3 minutes. Add all the species and mix well. Leave everything for 5 more minutes or until the brussel sprouts begin to brown on the edges.
  • Be careful not to burn them. When ready, remove from heat and add the vinegar. Mix and set aside.


  • For putting together the tostadas add 2 tablespoons of refried black beans and spread them well throughout the tostada.
  • Then add three or four tablespoons of the powerful vegan chorizo, a.k.a. the Brussel sprouts with Mexican spices.
  • Finish each tostada with slices of avocado and drizzle with cashew or tofu crema.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 314mgPotassium: 545mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1315IUVitamin C: 53.2mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2.5mg
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