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Healthy Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce

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A crispy baked tortilla loaded with good stuff.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 Oz. Size) Black Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ cups Water (optional)
  • ½ cups Packed Cilantro Leaves
  • ⅔ cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 whole Flour Tortillas
  • 4 whole Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1 whole Avocado, Cubed
  • 2 cups Shredded Lettuce

Preparation

Preheat the broiler. Rinse and drain the beans. Puree the black beans, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne in a blender or food processor, adding a tablespoon of water at a time to help the mixture move, if necessary. I ended up using about 2 tablespoons water and pureed for a minute or two but still left some texture.

In a food processor or blender, puree the cilantro, yogurt, garlic, and salt, adjusting the seasoning with more cilantro/salt/yogurt to your taste.

Place tortillas in the oven directly on the rack, taking care that the edges are all supported by the rack (otherwise they will bend through the cracks and it will be bent in a funny shape). Let the tortillas bake for 3-5 minutes on both sides until they are browned and crispy.

Top the crispy tortillas with black beans, tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce. Drizzle with cilantro sauce.

Notes:
Holding the tostadas while you spread the bean mixture helps them not to break apart.
Other topping ideas include cotija cheese, lime wedges, salsa, ranch dressing, or roasted corn or peppers.

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tinal999 on 9.12.2012

Yum! I will make that cilantro sauce all the time now! I am a salt-a-holic but I thought one tsp. was a little too much salt, so I’ll try it with half a teaspoon next time. I really like it with the Greek Yogurt! Thanks for a great idea!

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Candy Davis @ CandyLikesToCook on 9.12.2012

This looks and sounds fantastic!

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AshliA on 6.22.2013

Definitely would use refried beans next time as mine lacked flavor in the end and the clean up wasn’t worth the end result. I thought the sauce was a bit too salty, but the overall idea was good and I liked the crispy tortilla.

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Jess on 6.14.2013

I made these exactly as directed, and my husband and I agreed that they were totally delicious. I’m already scheming about what else I can put that garlicky green sauce on…Thanks for sharing!

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Shelley Mans on 4.20.2013

I made these last night for my husband, son, and I and we loved them! Wouldn’t change a thing, and this one will definitely go into our rotation. Thank you!

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skinnycook on 1.30.2013

What a great idea! I think next time I might use refried black beans so I don’t have to use my blender for the beans. Kids and husband loved it and I felt good about serving a healthy meal. Thank you!

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