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

Food styling by Michael Elliott | Prop styling by Jennifer Evans Image by: Maya Visnyei

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
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Mango Avocado Salad::


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


  • Iron 24
  • Folate 67
  • Calcium 28
  • Vitamin A 24
  • Vitamin C 60
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Grilled Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salad