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Black Bean Tostadas

Serves 4

Total Time
25 mins

Feel free to riff on this recipe by adding whatever you have on hand, including lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, or chopped cucumber.

su-Black Bean Tostadas

 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 garlic clove, chopped
 1 small onion, chopped
 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
 1/2 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile
 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans
 8 tostada shells (6 in. diameter)
 1 cup sliced radishes
 1 avocado, sliced
 1 cup crumbled queso fresco* or shredded jack cheese
  Lime wedges
  Salsa and/or sour cream
Step 1

In a frying pan, warm oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and red pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in ground chile and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Drain beans, reserving their liquid, and add to pan along with about 1/2 cup liquid. Stir and mash until beans form a slightly chunky purée and are heated through, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

To assemble tostadas, top each shell with 1/2 cup bean mixture, a few radishes, avocado slices, and cheese. Serve with lime wedges and salsa and/or sour cream.

Step 4

*Find in Latino markets and well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 541Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%

Saturated Fat 7.4g37%
Cholesterol 21mg8%
Sodium 1256mg53%
Total Carbohydrate 62g21%

Dietary Fiber 22g88%
Protein 22g44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.