Black bean tostadas with avocado salsa

Black bean tostadas with avocado salsa

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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

  • kcal675
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs91g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre15g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 8 corn tortillas (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

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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 cloves, 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

    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


  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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pwrpuff83's picture
29th Mar, 2012
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!
7th Jan, 2012
Tasted better than it looked to be honest. Used normal wheat tortillas as couldn't find corn ones (even in waitrose)
5th Jan, 2012
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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