Grilled Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salad Grilled Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salad

Grilled Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salad Image by: Maya Visnyei Author: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Tostadas are given a fresh makeover in this crispy grilled version of the fried Mexican favourite, topped with our recipe for “cheater” refried beans. This recipe yields four servings for a light dinner, but you can easily double the ingredients to satisfy larger appetites. Serve with extra sour cream, if desired.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

Tostadas::
  • 1 can (540 mL) black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 soft flour tortillas (6 inches/15 cm)
Mango Avocado Salad::
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 ripe mango , peeled, pitted and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 ripe avocado , peeled, pitted and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 3 1/2 cups watercress (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

Method

Tostadas: In bowl using potato masher, roughly mash beans. Stir in sour cream and chili powder.


Spread one-quarter of the bean mixture onto each tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack. Place on greased grill over medium-low heat; close lid and grill until cheese is melted and tortillas are crisp, 6 to 7 minutes.


Mango Avocado Salad: While tostadas are grilling, in large bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add mango, avocado, watercress and red onion; toss to coat. Serve over tostadas.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 13 g
  • Sodium 742 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 523
  • Total fat 30 g
  • Potassium 841 mg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 50 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 67
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 28
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 24
  • Vitamin C 60
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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