Omelette & Black Bean Tostadas

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


Grilled Corn:
Tostadas & Toppings:
Black Bean Spread (recipe, see right):
Pico de Gallo (recipe, see right):


Grilled Corn

Preheat barbecue to medium heat (about 350°F); grease grill. Brush corncobs with mayonnaise; sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Place corn on grill and close lid. Grill until corn is tender, turning halfway through grilling time, 15 to 20 minutes. Using sharp knife, cut kernels from cobs.


In large bowl, whisk eggs with cream and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture and cook, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking without stirring, about 1 minute. Using spatula, fold omelette in half and continue cooking until desired doneness, 1 to 2 minutes. Place omelette on cutting board and cut into slices.  Top each corn tostada with Black Bean Spread, omelette slices, grilled corn and Pico de Gallo. Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream, if desired.

Black Bean Spread

In food processor or blender, purée two 540 ml cans black beans, drained and rinsed, 1/3 cup avocado or olive oil, 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup tahini, 1/4 cup water, 4 tsp grated lime zest, 1/3 cup lime juice and 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped; season with salt. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days.) Makes about 3 cups.

Pico de Gallo

In bowl, mix 1 cup diced tomatoes, 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion, 2 tbsp each lime juice, olive oil and coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and 2 tsp seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper; season with salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.) Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Iron 6.5 mg
  • Fibre 19 g
  • Sodium 750 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 33 g
  • Calories 855
  • Total fat 46 g
  • Cholesterol 385 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 77 g
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Omelette & Black Bean Tostadas