Black bean tostadas are super easy and delicious! You can have them ready and on the table in just 30 minutes. This recipe uses homemade tostadas but you can easily replace them with store-bought ones.
Tostadas are something we have on a weekly basis as they’re incredibly easy to make.
Bean tostadas are the most common way we enjoy tostadas as we almost always have leftover beans in the fridge.
Are black bean tostadas healthy?
It depends. They can be healthy depending on how you prepare the tostadas and the beans.
Black beans are healthy as they are a good source of plant based protein and have other numerous nutritional benefits.
However, canned black beans can be very high in sodium. If this worries you, I suggest draining the liquid from the canned beans and then rinsing the beans in a mesh strainer under cool water. This will help to reduce the level of sodium.
If you’re looking to get the most health benefits from eating black beans it’s best to make your own black beans from dry. I have a recipe that shows you how to cook them. Just replace the bacon grease with olive oil if you want it to be healthier.
As for the tostadas I recommend making them yourself as store-bought tostadas tend to be high in sodium.
You can make your own tostadas by frying or baking them. I suggest baking them as it requires just a small amount of oil.
The recipe I’m sharing today is made using canned black beans. Use what you’re comfortable with.
How do you make tostadas with black beans?
First, I make the beans.
I prepared my black beans the same way I do when making molletes.
Just spread about 1-2 tbs of the mashed or refried black beans on the tostada.
Then I like to add some crumbled queso fresco.
Then add the rest of your favorite toppings..
Some healthy topping options for your tostadas include diced tomatoes, onion and shredded lettuce.
Pico de gallo is also very delicious on tostadas.
That’s all there is to it.
It’s one of the simplest meals I make for my family.
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Tostadas with beans
These black bean tostadas are the perfect quick snack or lunch.
It’s a yummy and healthy recipe the whole family will love.
Each person can customize the toppings to their liking to make their perfect tostada.
I really hope you enjoyed today’s recipe!
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Black Bean Tostadas
Black bean tostadas are perfect as a snack or light lunch.
- 8 tostadas
- 1 cup refried black beans
- crumbled queso fresco optional
- lettuce optional
Spread 1-2 tbs of refried black beans on each tostada.
Then top with your favorite toppings such as queso fresco, lettuce, etc…
Serve and enjoy!