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Steak Tostada Salad Recipe

I love salad, and my husband loves steak, so a favorite family meal has been my Steak Tostada Salad Recipe, which offers us both what we love in one tasty meal. From the seasoned steak to the crispy tostada shell, everything is absolutely delicious, and the tostada shell also keeps everything neatly in one fun, edible bowl. This recipe is actually very easy to make… I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours does!

skirt steak tostada salad recipe

Steak Tostada Salad Recipe

Ingredients for Fried Tostadas
4-6 large corn tortillas
1/4 cup peanut oil

Ingredients for Steak Salad
1 1/2 lbs flank or skirt steak
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 can black beans
2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
1 cup diced tomatoes
Lime juice
Vinaigrette (oil and vinegar to taste)
2 cups mixed greens

tostadas corn tortillas recipe

Directions to make tostada shells:
1. Pour peanut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2. Place corn tortillas one at a time in heated oil with tongs, and cook about one minute on each side (until air bubbles form- these will later flatten out).
3. Place on paper towels to drain tostadas (optional: use tongs to shape outer edges upward before cooling to make a tostada bowl).

steak tostada salad ingredients

Directions to make steak salad:
1. Season the steak with cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper. Brown in a skillet over olive oil for 5 minutes on each side for medium, or 6-7 minutes for medium well.
2. Remove from heat and cut into strips, put on the side.
3. Cook the black beans and put aside.
4. Mix the cilantro and tomatoes in a bowl and toss with salt, pepper, lime juice, oil and vinegar to taste.
5. Place mixed greens in each fried tostada, a layer of tomato mix on top, then a bean layer, and steak on top, divided evenly between the tostada shells, and serve each family member their own Steak Tostada Salad.
* Optional- serve guacamole, sour cream, or another delicious side with completed Steak Tostada Salad.

steak tostada salad recipe mixed greens

My family loves my Steak Tostada Salad recipe; it makes a great meal for dinner, is filling, and very tasty. You can substitute ground beef for the skirt steak if you choose, but we love the tender bites of juicy steak, and combinated with the vinaigrette and lime, it all works together really well. Bon appetit!



  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    That looks so good! Yumm!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa

    Very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Seriously, Penelope — this looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    This is what’s for dinner at my house… very soon. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • This looks incredible Penelope. My husband would love this.ReplyCancel

  • My husband would love this! He’s a fan of steak and salad and all things Mexican but I think the real selling point would be the amount of steak on the salad!ReplyCancel

  • These look amazing. If you’re lazier (like me) you could purchase premade tostada shells too.ReplyCancel

  • April Decheine

    That looks amazing, I love steak salads!ReplyCancel

  • Looks amazingly good. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • That looks so, so good! Really!ReplyCancel

  • Penelope that looks SOOOO good. I’ll have to make that the next time my son and his fiance come over. They’d love it.ReplyCancel

  • That looks absolutely delicious – and healthy! I think I could even get my 14 year old to dig into one of these. Thank you for the idea!ReplyCancel

  • That looks so yummy.ReplyCancel

  • MJ

    omg, so interesting articles. I’d love to make this:) thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • OMG that looks so freakin yummy. I definitely have to make that!ReplyCancel

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!! I think I will make this next weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Yummo! I know Hubs would like this one!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Koenig

    Oh boy does that ever look good. It kind of reminds me of my husband’s favorite salad, the fajita salad. What I like best about your salad is how simple it is. It looks healthy and nutritious! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah@Mum's gone 2 Aus

    Same in this household, I’ve never understood my husband’s need to have meat with everything! Thanks for sharing, the salad looks yummy and I can have it with or without the steak (that I’m going to get my husband to cook on the BBQ).ReplyCancel

  • Dee @ Cocktails with Mom

    oh my goodness! This looks so awesome. really it does!ReplyCancel

  • I would of never thought to add steak to that. But looks deliciousReplyCancel

  • OHHH that looks yummy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Looks good!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, that looks delicious!! I love your new logo btw! :)ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      Thanks! I think you are the first person to mention it, lol.

  • nicole @WriteSpell

    These look so very yummy! I’ve got some churrasco in my freezer, I think when I grill it up I’ll do something like this!ReplyCancel

  • I am so hungry right now, and this looks delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Lolo

    I love steak salad! Where I am from they even put French fries on a steak salad! Yours is way more healthy.ReplyCancel

  • This recipe looks easy – and I love steak! I will have to try this soon!ReplyCancel

  • oh wow, that looks AMAZING!! I would probably make it with chicken though. But definitely saving this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my gosh that looks so delicious!!!ReplyCancel

  • That looks so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • That looks delicious! I am hungry now! My husband is a big meat eater and I’m trying to get him to eat more veggies. His hispanic so he loves corn tostados. I am going to make this for sure!! Stopping by from SITS!ReplyCancel

  • That looks delicious! I think my family would enjoy this.ReplyCancel

  • {Kathy} Thanks! I was looking for something to do with some corn tortillas that I have left over!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel

    Yum! The tostada looks tasty! I may may this tonight! Happy SITS Day!ReplyCancel

  • This looks delish!!!! Will have to give this one a whirl :)ReplyCancel

  • That looks delicious!! I’ll have to give it a try!! :-D Thanks for posting the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • I think this is whats for dinner…Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • This looks yummy! Stopping by from SITS, enjoy your special day!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie

    This recipe looks really good. i could definitely see myself trying this out.ReplyCancel

  • Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!ReplyCancel

  • That looks SO yummly! The meat looks so tender and JUICY! Sounds like the perfect combination of meats and veggies as well. I’ll have to try this sometime! And I see a post for a Baklava Recipe…I’ll check that out too! Great job on the salad! =)ReplyCancel

  • This looks very delicious!ReplyCancel