Classic Vegetarian Black Bean Tostadas

A fantastic vegetarian option, this Black Bean Tostada recipe hits the spot and will leave you full and satisfied. Make it with corn tortillas, and you’ve got yourself an extra-healthy meal!

Black Bean Tostadas

Serves 4


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 15-oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon, jalapeños, minced (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice


For salsa, combine tomatoes, avocado, onions, jalapeños, salt and lime juice in a small bowl, and set aside.

Combine hot sauce, water and black beans in blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Heat bean mixture in saucepan on low-medium heat or in microwave-safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tortillas on baking sheet or directly on oven rack, and bake for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until tortilla is crispy and starts to brown.

Top tortillas with black bean mixture, lettuce and salsa.

Recipe adapted with permission from Healthy You! 14 Days to Quick and Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You.

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