Chipotle Crusted Tilapia Tostadas with Raspberry Salsa and Avocado Confetti Salad

Chipotle Crusted Tilapia Tostadas with Raspberry Salsa | Crumbs and Chaos #KRAFTFreshTake #maindish #mexican

I have completed my second Kraft Fresh Take meal challenge and I’m excited to share the results with you today.  Before we get into that, let’s review my first challenge where I took the Spicy Chipotle variety of Fresh Take and made Spicy Chicken & Bacon Sandwiches with Buttermilk Cilantro Slaw.  I was challenged to use my Fresh Take variety in a sandwich with BBQ side sauce flair and serve one of my favorite veggies as a side.

For my second challenge I took you to shop along with me as I went to Kroger and got what I needed to make a fresh and flavorful meal using Kraft Fresh Take.  Here are the details of today’s challenge:

1) Must include one protein other than chicken

2) Incorporate your favorite fruit into the meal

3) Create a side salad that can be prepared in under 10 minutes

I knew right away that I wanted to use tilapia, it’s a family favorite around here and I’m always looking for new ways to add it to the menu.  I’m head over heels in love with raspberries, so that was my fruit of choice for this challenge.  The side salad part took a little longer to figure out, but what it turned into was amazingly fresh and delicious.

Chipotle Crusted Tilapia Tostadas with Raspberry Salsa | Crumbs and Chaos #KRAFTFreshTake #maindish #mexican


May I introduce the Chipotle Crusted Tilapia Tostada  with Raspberry Salsa?  A fresh, new take on your average tostada, taken to another level by Kraft Fresh Take Spicy Chipotle Cheddar variety.  For real, this is a meal you really can’t miss…a crisp tostada shell, spread with a layer of refried beans and sprinkled with shredded cheese, topped with Chipotle Crusted Tilapia, garnished with lettuce and drizzled with Raspberry Salsa.  Seriously, if you aren’t drooling by now, you must not like fish (you could easily use chicken) or Mexican food (can’t really help you there).

The side dish that I prepared with this main dish was so easy and it really hit the spot.  An Avocado Confetti Salad was the perfect complement to these tostadas.  By confetti salad, I mean a bunch of fresh veggies chopped and tossed with cilantro and lime juice – told you it was easy.

Below is the step by step for preparing the star of the show – the tilapia – using Kraft Fresh Take.  It’s convenient and takes the guess work out of spicing things up, which by the way isn’t too spicy at all, my kids love it.

Fresh Take Prep Collage | Crumbs and Chaos

 1. Make sure your fish is thawed and your Kraft Fresh Take Spicy Chipotle Cheddar Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix is ready and waiting.

2. Cut each piece of fish into equal size strips.

3. Open the Fresh Take, there will be spices and breadcrumbs on one side and cheese on the other.

Fresh Take Prep Collage | Crumbs and Chaos

4. Pull apart the center seal to make one big bag.

5. Mix well to combine both sides.

6. Beat two eggs in a shallow dish.  Dip each fish strip in the egg and then in the Fresh Take mixture.

7. Place on baking sheet, repeat with remaining fish.  You can press any remaining breadcrumb mixture onto the tops of the fish strips.

Bake 13-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, make the Avocado Confetti Salad.  When fish is baked, assemble tostadas.

chipotle crusted tilapia tostadas

Chipotle Crusted Tilapia Tostadas with Raspberry Salsa

Serving Size: 4


    Raspberry Salsa:
  • 2 GREEN ONIONS, sliced
  • 2 cloves of GARLIC, minced or crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons JARRED JALAPENOS, chopped (more or less to your liking)
  • 2 teaspoons SUGAR
  • Juice of 1/2 LIME
  • Tostadas:
  • 1 lb. FROZEN TILAPIA, thawed
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 cup REFRIED BEANS, regular or black, warmed
  • Your choice of SHREDDED CHEESE


    Make the salsa:
  1. In a food processor, pulse together all salsa ingredients 4 or 5 times. Chill at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Make the fish:
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil, use wire rack if desired, spray foil and rack with non-stick spray.
  4. Cut tilapia into strips. Beat eggs together in a shallow dish. Open Fresh Take and combine according to the package instructions.
  5. Dip each piece of fish into egg and then into Fresh Take mixture. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining fish.
  6. Bake 13-15 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
  7. Assemble tostadas:
  8. Spread a tostada shell with 2 Tablespoons of refried beans. Sprinkle with cheese and top with 2 strips of fish. Layer on lettuce and drizzle with salsa. Serve immediately.


*If you can't find tostada shells at the store, you can make your own by lightly frying corn tortillas in oil. Then place in 350° oven to crisp up a little more before topping.

*If you're short on time, you can leave the fish whole when breading and baking.

Avocado Confetti Salad | Crumbs and Chaos  #sidedish #vegetables #avocados

Avocado Confetti Salad

Yield: 4-6 as a side dish


  • 1 AVOCADO, diced
  • 1 cup FROZEN CORN
  • 1 cup CHOPPED BELL PEPPERS, any color
  • 2 GREEN ONIONS, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1/2 LIME


  1. Combine all veggies in a bowl. Stir in cilantro and lime juice, season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.




Fine Print:  I have partnered with Kraft Foods to create recipes using Fresh Take and have been compensated for my time.  As always, I have told you what I really think of it!


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