Recipes and Cooking Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Quick Mole Sauce Mole is a flavorful Mexican sauce made with dried chiles and dark chocolate. The sauce is a perfect match for the grilled vegetables in this vegetarian dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 19, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 1 hrs Cook Time: 10 mins Grill Time: 5 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 recipe Quick Mole Sauce, (recipe below) 4 medium zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, quartered lengthwise 1 medium eggplant, cut in 1/2-inch slices 1 large red onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices 2 tablespoon olive oil 16 4 inch toasted corn tortillas* 1 8 ounce carton sour cream 1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese Avocado slices and/or Fresh Cilantro Quick Mole Sauce 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup barbecue sauce ½ ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped hot pepper sauce (optional) Directions Prepare Quick Mole Sauce. Brush zucchini or squash, eggplant, and onion with olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. For charcoal grill, on rack of uncovered grill, cook vegetables directly over medium coals 5 to 8 minutes or until tender, turning once halfway through grilling. (For gas grill, preheat. Reduce heat to medium. Place vegetables on rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Cut vegetables in pieces. Serve the grilled vegetables with Quick Mole Sauce, toasted tortillas, sour cream, cheese, avocado, and cilantro. Makes 8 servings. Quick Mole Sauce In large dry skillet over medium heat toast pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted. Remove from skillet. In same skillet cook onion and garlic in hot oil 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon. Cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Stir in barbecue sauce, bittersweet chocolate, and hot pepper sauce (optional). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. simmer until chocolate is melted. Cool slightly. Transfer onion mixture and toasted seeds to blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Thin with water if needed; cool. Makes 1-1/2 cups. *Toasted Corn Tortillas: (Find 4-inch tortillas in stores that stock Mexican foods.) Brush both sides of tortillas with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Place on baking sheet. Heat in 425 degrees F oven 8 minutes or until golden. Or, after brushing with oil, grill directly over medium coals 30 seconds each side or until warmed. Hot: Hot: 2 tsp. chili powderHotter: 3 tsp. hot chili powderHottest: 4 tsp. hot chili powder + hot-style BBQ sauce Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 464 Calories 28g Fat 48g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 464 % Daily Value * Total Fat 28g 36% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 514mg 22% Total Carbohydrate 48g 17% Total Sugars 16g Protein 11g Vitamin C 39mg 195% Calcium 171.6mg 13% Iron 2.2mg 12% Potassium 935mg 20% Folate, total 92.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.