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tostado (countable and uncountable, plural tostados)

  1. (uncountable) Toasted corn kernels, eaten as a snack.
    • 1982, ‎International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, CIMMYT Economics Program Working Paper, page 13:
      A meal here is any instance in which food is eaten during the day, and so may be anything from a complete meal to some tostado eaten while working in the field.
    • 2003, Maria Baez Kijac, The South American Table, ↑ISBN:
      Children in the countryside still carry some tostado in their pockets to eat during recess at school.
    • 2008, Carolyn D'Avanzo, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment, ↑ISBN:
      An ancestral food combination, which modern nutritional experts have stated to be highly nutritional because it increases protein intake, is a mixture of cereals and legumes, such as rice with lentils or beans, grilled corn kernels (tostado) with edible lupine seeds (chochos), and specially prepared maize kernals (mote) with broad beans (habas).
    • 2008, John Thorne & ‎Matt Lewis Thorne, Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite, ↑ISBN:
      Maiz tostado takes longer to burst open than popcorn, so to prevent the kernels from burning, you have to keep tossing them, one hand securing the lid, until the noise stops.
  2. (uncountable, US, Southwest) Toast
    • 1987, Mary A. Vanderweele, Pocketful of Dreams, ↑ISBN, page 212:
      Breakfast around here is tostado (toast) and tea. Sit down, Sit down, I'll fix you some tostado.
    • 2010, Emilia Pardo Bazn & ‎Walter Borenstein, Mother Nature, ↑ISBN, page 104:
      "Whatever you wish; but if you're tired and ... Hey, Angel!" he shouted at the individual who was already moving away, “tell your wife to prepare some tostado, our dessert wine, and some cake. Fancy that, my dear fellow, fancy that!”
    • 2013, Jeff Goins, The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing, ↑ISBN:
      You have to understand something: Spanish tostado is nothing like a slice of crusty American carbohydrates pulled from a plastic bag and burnt beyond freshness. Tostado -- at least in Loli's house -- was a huge hunk of freshly baked bread, lightly toasted to perfection and smothered with whole-fruit mermelada that made store-bought jams and jellies back home seem flavorless.
  3. (countable) A fried corn tortilla; tostada.
    • 1979 August, “Dallas”, in Texas Monthly, volume 7, number 8, page 36:
      The extensive menu has some interesting new additions, such as Fiesta chalupas: a lavish combination of sour cream and guacamole on a large tostado.
    • 1980, Land O Lakes Mirror - Volumes 10-11, page 42:
      This attractive sandwich features a crisp tostado shell and hot pepper cheese topped with tomatoes, corn and lettuce.
    • 2003, ‎Weight Watchers International, Simply Delicious: 245 No-Fuss Recipes--All 8 POINTS Or Less, ↑ISBN, page 100:
      Top each tostado with the tomato mixture, sour cream, and cilantro sprigs.
    • 2004, Pamela Troutman, Deadly Diamonds, ↑ISBN, page 101:
      He was gloomily chewing on some tostado chips.
    • 2006, Linda Gassenheimer, Prevention's Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes, ↑ISBN:
      Tostados are a traditional Mexican dish made with crisply fried corn tortillas topped with a variety of fillings.





  1. masculine singular past participle of tostar



tostado (feminine singular tostada, masculine plural tostados, feminine plural tostadas)

  1. toasted
  2. tanned
  3. brown, dark


tostado m (plural tostados)

  1. toasting
  2. roasting
  3. tan



  1. Past participle of tostar.