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Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives

Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives are made with my favorite low-carb tortillas, and this makes a perfect lunch! Use Tortillas for more tasty ideas like this one.

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Earlier this year I served hummus at a wedding shower, and it quickly become evident that we have both hummus lovers and hummus haters in the same family.  Of course I love hummus, so I’m the biggest cheerleader for the hummus team.  I can’t imagine a hummus variation I wouldn’t like, but most often I just have my favorite hummus from Costco, and I can easily make a lunch out of a generous scoop of hummus, some pita bread, and a green salad.  When I’m infatuated with ingredients like I am with hummus, sometimes recipe ideas swirl around in my head and a good one comes out, and I think these Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives are one of my best recipe ideas ever!

I certainly wasn’t thinking about Mediterranean Tostadas being a vegetarian dish when I came up with the idea, but it turns out that October is World Vegetarian Month, so this recipe is timely. I’m not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but I do eat a lot of meatless meals.

Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you’re making Mediterranean Tostadas for the any type of carb-conscious diet, you want to use tortillas with the lowest amount of carbs.  There are a lot of good brands, but my favorite low-carb tortillas are the ones I buy most often.  Start by preheating the oven to 400F/200C and put a cookie sheet in to heat up as the oven does. While the cookie sheet heats up, finely chop some lettuce. Also crumble up the feta and chop up the Kalamata olives. When the oven and cookie sheet are hot, spray with a tiny bit of olive oil, then put the flour tortillas on the sheet and put them in the oven. Be sure to watch them carefully, turning them over every minute or so, until the tortillas are firm and lightly toasted like this.

Then spread each tortilla with about 1/4 cup hummus, using a rubber scraper to get it in a thin layer. Drizzle on a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with Sumac if you have some. Then sprinkle each tostada with about 1/4 cup very finely chopped lettuce. Sprinkle on Feta cheese and a few chopped Kalamata olives, and you have the perfect lunch.

Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Interesting Tostadas:

Seven-Layer Tostadas from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tostada Nueva from Gluten-Free Goddess
Mexican Tostada from Simply Recipes
Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa from Eclectic Recipes
Red Chile Beef Tostadas from Food. People. Want

Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives

One of these Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives would make a perfect lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 low-carb or whole wheat flour tortillas (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup very finely chopped lettuce (I used Romaine)
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled Feta
  • 10 Kalamata olives, finely chopped (or use regular black olives if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • powdered Sumac for sprinkling over the hummus (optional, but very good)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C, placing a cookie sheet inside to heat as the oven does.
  2. While oven heats, wash and dry lettuce and finely chop to make 1/2 cup.
  3. Crumble the feta cheese and chop the olives.
  4. When the oven is hot, lightly spray or brush the cookie sheet with olive oil and place flour tortillas on it.
  5. Toast them until they are lightly browned and firm, turning over about every minute or so.  (This took me about 5 minutes but I think different brands of tortillas may be different, so watch them carefully.)
  6. Remove tortillas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  7. Then top each crisp tortilla with:
    –1/4 cup hummus, spread thinly using a rubber scraper
    –a slight drizzle of olive oil, topped with a sprinkle of powdered Sumac if you have some
    –about 1/4 cup finely chopped lettuce
    –2 T finely crumbled feta cheese
    –1 T finely chopped Kalamata olives or other black olives of your choice.
  8. These tostadas rocked my world with the basic recipe above, but if you want to get exotic you could add other ingredients like diced roasted red bell peppers, Red Pepper Aioli, sliced sweet mini-peppers,  chopped mint or parsley, Tzatziki sauce, sesame seeds, Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette, or even a hot Mediterranean sauce like Harissa.

Notes:

I use my favorite low-carb tortillas for this recipe. Recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you’re making Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives as a lunch or dinner for the South Beach Diet, it’s important to use low-carb or whole wheat flour tortillas. Hummus is a low-glycemic ingredient that’s approved for any phase of the diet, but dried beans are limited to 1/3 to 1/2 cup for phase one so don’t over-indulge! If you use low-carb tortillas and a small amount of hummus, this is a pretty low-carb option, but it might be too high in carbs for low-carb diet plans.

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32 comments on “Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives”

  1. Pille, I've made this with both homemade and purchased hummus.

  2. Kalyn, do you make your own hummus? 😉

  3. Thanks Sylvie. Me too!!

  4. What a fantastic idea! I love all those Mediterranean flavors.

  5. Anna, welcome to the hummus lover's club! It sounds like there are a few of us. Hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

  6. I am a hummus lover! Proud to be one…This would probably be the first vegetarian dish I'll cook for this month, in celebration of World Vegetarian Month. Happy eating everyone!

  7. Kelly, so glad you like it!

  8. Love this idea. All the flavors are favorites, but I haven't thought of putting them on a tortilla. Genius! Perfect for lunch. It will keep me from scooping hummus out of the container with a spoon 🙂

  9. Thanks so much; I do have a few recipes that end up being considered "not blogworthy" so there is a definite emphasis on quality control. I appreciate the nice feedback.

  10. Hi Kalyn! Just wanted you to know that I've come to the point where I've tried enough of your recipes that I TRUST THEM 100% and know they'll ALWAYS be delicious. It's great to have an honest blogger I know I can depend on to give the true skinny. LOVE your blog!

  11. Donna, I knew I could count on you!

  12. I agree – this is a brilliant idea! Count me in the Hummus Lover's group!

    Donna

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