Grilled Vegetable Tostadas

Grilled Vegetable Tostadas Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Grilled Vegetable Tostadas Image

These tostadas have a fast bean spread instead of refried beans. The recipe makes twice the amount of spread that you'll need, so save the rest for a quick sandwich spread or for scooping up with toasted pita. Serve topped with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 sweet onion cut in rounds
  • 1 sweet red pepper cut in 2-inch chunks
  • 2 zucchinis (about 13 oz/370 g total), sliced lengthwise 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick
  • 4 flour tortillas (6 inches/15 cm)
  • 4 corn tortillas (6 inches/15 cm)
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled and sliced
Bean Spread:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can red kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

Remove 1 tsp of the oil and set aside for tortillas. In bowl, combine remaining oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add onion, red pepper and zucchini; toss to coat.

Reserving oil mixture, place vegetables on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved oil mixture, until tender, about 10 minutes. Slice and set aside.

Bean Spread: Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat together oil, garlic, chili powder and cumin over medium heat, stirring, until garlic is softened, about 1 minute.

Add beans, lime juice, pepper sauce, salt and pepper; cook, stirring and breaking beans apart with wooden spoon, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Cover and keep warm.

Brush reserved oil over both sides of tortillas. Add to grill; grill, covered and turning once, until crisp, about3 minutes. To serve, top with bean spread, vegetables and avocado.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 10 g
  • Sodium 412 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 332.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 793 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 41 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 60.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 108.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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