Recipes

Vegetarian Black Bean Tostadas

5 ingredient tostadas that are filled with veggies are totally worth making.

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Corn tortillas straight from the bag do not taste good. They are kinda rubbery. Now if you toast them in the oven, it tastes like a taco shell. Obviously, because if it didn’t how would taco shells taste good?

No one knows.

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I got these huge avocados the other day, so I needed to make guacamole. The problem is, we really didn’t have any tortilla chips. Just the ones in the bottom of the bag that are super small and stale. But I did have corn tortillas so I decided to make tostadas. I actually made them twice, one with black beans (I didn’t take a picture of those) and one with White Great Northern beans like shown above. To add, we don’t have a blender so I had to mash the beans by hand with a potato masher.

It was fairly easy actually.

I used broccoli sprouts but you can use whatever sprouts you like, beet sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, etc….

Black Bean Tostadas

  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

8 corn tortillas

1 can black beans or white beans

1 really large avocado or two smaller ones

2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

3/4-1 cup sprouts (I used broccoli sprouts)

salt, to taste


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place corn tortillas on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Toast in the oven until crispy, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Place beans in a bowl or blender and mash until smooth. I used a potato masher for this, and to help I microwaved the beans for twenty seconds. Add salt, to taste.
  4. Mash avocado in a medium bowl. Season with salt.
  5. Assemble your tostadas. Spread a layer of beans on your corn tortilla. Spread some guacamole on it. Top with tomatoes and sprouts.


-Eva

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