Black bean tostadas with avocado salsa

Black bean tostadas with avocado salsa

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
For a quick veggie health-boost make this speedy supper using flavourful corn tortillas, which make a really nice change from flour tortillas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories675
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs91g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre15g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 8 corn tortilla (look for them near the other wraps or by the Mexican food)



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 5 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 3 x 400g cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • choose a few toppings- chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, diced avocado, sliced jalapeño peppers, coriander sprigs

    Jalapeno pepper

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    A member of the capsicum family, jalapeño chillies range from moderately to very hot.…

  • crème fraîche or Tabasco chipotle sauce, to serve

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush the tortillas with a little of the oil and place in a single layer on baking sheets. Cook for 8 mins until crisp.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining oil. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 5 mins. Add the spices, vinegar and honey. Cook for 2 mins more. Add the beans and seasoning, and heat through.

  3. Remove from the heat and mash the beans gently with the back of your spoon to a chunky purée. Spread some beans over the crispy corn tortillas, scatter with your choice of toppings and add a spoonful of crème fraîche to cool down, or a splash of chipotle Tabasco to spice it up.

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Comments (12)

rubseb's picture
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I make this a lot at home. Don't find it too sweet, contrary to some of the previous commenters. Maybe it depends on the type of vinegar you use? I use white wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar (which I can't find here) - perhaps it is more acidic?

As for the toppings, I like mine with chopped tomato, bell peppers & avocado, a nice dollop of sour cream, some grated cheese and finally sprinkled with tabasco.

melworldwide's picture
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This was a nice healthy veggie dinner but I'm not sure the seasoning ratio is quite right... The honey was really overpowering and we found this too sweet. With a bit of adjusting though we will definitely have this again.

racheltweeddale's picture
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We thought this was way too sweet - I didn't enjoy the bean dip at all. Disappointing

craiglamuffin's picture

I think this is a good little recipe for the beans as a Mexican style side dish to go with fish or chicken. I definitely recommend adjusting the quantities of spices, vinegar and honey to your taste though.

MrsProud's picture

I don't know about anyone else, but I found this too sweet for my palate. I even went back to the recipe to make sure I hadn't mixed up teaspoons for tablespoons of honey, but no, I'd followed the recipe correctly. It's a good, cheap recipe and great if you want a veggie meal, but next time I'll at least halve the amount of honey- especially when using corn tortillas, which have a natural sweetness.

Katherine@Cheaperseeker's picture

Loved this recipe

clep89's picture

We liked this, it's also good just wrapping all the ingredients in a soft flour tortilla.
I also made the bean mix on its own and took it to a party as a dip, it went down brilliantly!

lizmccrorie's picture

what happened to the avacado salsa??

freya_marks's picture
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Really tasty and filling! We added avocado, tomatoes, spring onions, coriander, Tabasco and creme frech, yum! Have tried it with flour and corn tortillas, and preferred with the corn ones- Discovery do them. Could have this as a quick snack with the refried-beans on their own.

pwrpuff83's picture

It is nigh on impossible to find corn tortillas in the shops; and even those that you find aren't the "right" kind of corn tortilla, but a very strange cousin or something. You can go online to a site like Mexgrocer or something like that and get the real deal at a good price. Tostadas are beautiful!

majachsa's picture
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Tasted better than it looked to be honest. Used normal wheat tortillas as couldn't find corn ones (even in waitrose)

rachthecook's picture
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Really liked this. Its quick and easy to make, healthy- and fun to eat! My toppings were avacado, chopped tomato, chopped red onion, black olives and jalpenos with tobasco and creme fraiche. I also added red kidney beans to the black beans so I had more for lunch the next day. Will make this again.

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meganoneill's picture

If anyone is located in either Edinburgh (Leven St) or Glasgow (Great Western Road) there is a fabulous shop(s) called Lupe Pintos -- an importer of all things Mexican and American -- that sells the best corn tortillas outside of Guadalajara!

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