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Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas

Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas are one of my favorite things to make with low-carb tortillas, or use regular tortillas if you don’t care about the carbs! Either way, this is easy and delicious. 

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Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas finished tostada on serving plate

Cinco de Mayo is coming right up, and I’ve shared my Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites, so I hope you’re narrowing down your menu. And while I was in the Mexican food mood, I decided to update the photos for these Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas, something that’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner option.

I first tried guacamole and guacamole tostadas at a tiny little Mexican restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City. The restaurant is now long gone, but my fondness for the guacamole tostadas I first had at Tampico’s remains to this day. My version of this traditional Mexican specialty switches the usual corn tortillas for toasted low-carb flour tortillas, and these Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas are one of my favorite things to make with Cilantro Lover’s Perfect Guacamole. But when you don’t want to fuss that much, just make them with the Easy Guacamole mixture this recipe calls for. They will be delicious either way!

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Which Low-Carb Tortillas Did I use?

I love these Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas (affiliate link) and I use the fajita size to make these tostadas, with only 3 net carbs in each tortilla! (This company doesn’t know I’m alive and has never paid me to promote them, but I love their products.) And if you like the idea of tostadas using a toasted low-carb tortilla as the base, you might also enjoy my Seven Layer Tostadas, an idea that was inspired by Seven Layer Dip that makes frequent appearances at Denny family parties!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe? 

Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas process shots collage

How to make this recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 450F/230C. Brush the baking sheet with olive oil and then toast the tortillas for about five minutes to get them crisp and lightly-browned. Turn them several times and watch carefully. (I’ve had a few burned ones!)
  2. To make the Easy Guacamole, first mix the lime juice into the avocado, working quickly so the avocado doesn’t start to turn brown. Then mix in desired amount of Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) or other hot sauce of your choice, salt, and your favorite chili powder (affiliate link).
  3. If you want to make this even easier by using pre-made guacamole, no judgements from me!
  4. You’ll also need some shredded (thinly sliced) lettuce and grated cheese.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the Easy Guacamole or Cilantro Lover’s Perfect Guacamole on each toasted tortilla.
  6. Top that with a small handful of the shredded lettuce.
  7. Then sprinkle over a little bit of finely grated cheese and enjoy!

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If you’re a guacamole fan but don’t want the carbs in corn chips, you might be surprised how satisfying these Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas are for a quick meal!

More Mexican Food to Make with Low-Carb Tortillas:

Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Cheesy Low-Carb Chicken Tacos ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas ~ Spend with Pennies
Low-Carb Egg Burritos for a Crowd ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Make-Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas ~ Belly Full
Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker Low-Carb Flank Steak Tacos ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Tortilla Stack ~ Taste and Tell

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Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

These Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas made with low-carb tortillas are delicious for a quick lunch or light dinner!


Tostada Ingredients:

  • 4 fajita-size Mission Carb Balance whole wheat tortillas, toasted (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil, for brushing baking sheet
  • 1 cup thinly sliced lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely grated cheese

Easy Guacamole Ingredients (or see notes for more options):

  • 2 avocados
  • 4 tsp. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Green Tabasco Sauce or other hot sauce (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I used Veg-Sal)
  • pinch of chili powder


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450F/230C and brush a baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. Lay the tortillas on the baking sheet and toast until they are firm and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.  (Turn them a couple of times while they are toasting and watch carefully because they can go quickly from nicely brown to burned.)  Let tortillas cool for a few minutes.
  3. Cut the avocado in half, remove seed and discard, scrape out the avocado flesh into a small bowl, and quickly mix in the lime juice, mashing the avocado and stirring well so the lime is well-distributed (to keep the avocado from turning brown.)
  4. Mix in Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) (or other hot sauce), salt, and chili powder.  (Don’t use too much chili powder or it turns the guacamole brown!)
  5. To assemble tostadas, spread a thin layer of Easy Guacamole over each toasted tortilla shell, then top with shredded lettuce and finely grated cheese.
  6. You can add other ingredients if desired like sliced olives, sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, or salsa, but this version with just guacamole, lettuce, and grated cheese is my favorite.


I love Mission Carb Balance Low-Carb tortillas (affiliate link) for this recipe and the size I used has 3 net carbs per tortilla. Use Cilantro Lover's Perfect Guacamole or pre-made guacamole for this recipe if you prefer!

Nutritional information was calculated using net carbs for the low-carb tortillas I used.

This recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Tampico’s Restaurant memories from years ago!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3.7gUnsaturated Fat: 10.3gCholesterol: 9.3mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 9.6gFiber: 5.3gSugar: 0.8gProtein: 4.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using low-carb tortillas as recommended would make these Easy Low-Carb Guacamole Tostadas a good choice for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet, and good for other low-carb or low-glycemic diets, although probably not for strict Keto plans. (Avocados are permitted for any phase of the South Beach Diet, but they’re a limited food, due to the high fat content.)

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  2. Looks great, but traditional Mexican flour tortillas taste much better. I never liked brown rice, or anything made with it.

    • I didn't make them with brown rice tortillas; I was offering that as a gluten-free option. I promise you the low-carb flour tortillas I used have great flavor, but obviously you can use whatever tortillas you like.

  3. Great idea! My husband even liked these. I added a little light sour cream and minced garlic to my guacamole, and a few dashes of tobasco sauce. I also added tomatoes and onions along with the lettuce and cheese and then topped it with a few more dashes of tobasco sauce. Yum!

  4. Suann, I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing the info.

  5. Actually the Mexican nationals that I grew up around used flour instead of corn for their tostadas. You can still get them with flour in my Kansas home town! Thanks for the reminder of baking the carb friendly shells!

  6. My favorite tostadas have always been the guacamole ones. I frequently order them at restaurants. Yours look DElish.

  7. CJ, that sounds good. (You know I would always be in favor of adding cilantro!)

  8. Oh yum!
    I would probably use queso fresco and add some cilantro and diced tomato too. I love guacamole and tostadas. Tigether- a magic combination.

  9. Susie, caramelized onions would be fantastic on this!

    Joanne, thanks! Guacamole is always good isn't it?

  10. I am REALLY craving guacamole now. Cheese-covered guacamole. THis looks fabulous!

  11. These look delicious and remind me of a dish I get at my favorite Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn. The only thing I would add is a layer of caramelized onions.

  12. Susie, I think black beans would be a nice addition!

    Zesty, if you don't care that they are higher glycemic, you could definitely substitute corn tortillas, or even the tostada shells that come already cooked.

    Nisrine and Katherine, I love guacamole! This is one of my favorite ways to eat it.

    TW, I think brown rice tortillas would be good, although they are a bit more fragile than the flour ones in my experience.

  13. I love the brilliant green color – very fresh and inviting! I am almost positive I picked up a brown rice tortilla at Trader Joe's the other night, but then bought something else, so perhaps that's an option with this recipe.

  14. Oooh I love guacamole every which way – these look great!!

  15. Kalyn, your tostadas look amazing and I love how easy they are. Guacamole is food from heaven.

  16. I saw the words "easy" and "tostadas" in the title and was already sold on this recipe.
    I have a hard time finding whole wheat tortillas in my neck of the woods. I wonder how these would turn out with corn tortillas?

  17. Super easy! Great idea-I'll probably add some black beans.

  18. Lydia, I do love Joseph's Oat Bran Low Carb Tortillas, but can't get them anywhere around here. Luckily there are now lots of other good options! (Remember when you generously mailed me some of the Joseph's ones?)

  19. These tostadas look super easy, and I always have most of the ingredients in my pantry. I like the Joseph's oat bran, very low carb tortillas; they have no bulk, which means they crumble easily, but they're nutritious. Not sure how widely available they are.