vegan CHORIZO TOSTADAS, powerful & delicious

These vegan chorizo tostadas are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The chorizo is made with Brussel sprouts and Mexican spices.

These super powerful vegan chorizo tostadas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They have 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 entirely flat, which is the main difference from a taco shells.

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 the oil.
  • Or the most straightforward way, and my favorite, is to heat the corn tortilla over a grill 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

About the vegan chorizo

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

I decided to use shaved Brussell sprouts to make a soy-free and meat-free chorizo recipe. The best part of this topping for the vegan tostada is that you do 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 traditional 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 a delicious and out-of-this-world dish.

tips and tricks to make the best vegan chorizo tostadas

  • Shave the Brussel sprouts using a food processor fitted with the disc attachment. If you don’t have a food processor use a very sharp knife or a mandoline. Another option is to use store-bought shaved Brussel sprouts.
  • Use fresh spices for your spice chorizo mixture, and if you can’t find ground chile ancho, you can always ground it yourself in a spice grinder or a powerful blender.
  • Make your own refried beans; they are the best.
  • This Mexican crema recipe has only four ingredients and is 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

Alejandra Graf
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 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican vegan food
Servings 6 people
Calories 268 kcal


  • Food processor


  • 4 cups of shaved Brussels sprouts

Chorizo Spice Mix

  • 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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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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