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Black Bean Tostadas with Kiwifruit Salsa

Marinating onions in lime juice for just 15 minutes develops the flavors of a quick-stir fruit salsa. Taste the jalapeño before you add it to the salsa; fresh chiles can vary in heat and intensity.



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½ cup chopped white onion, plus ⅓ cup minced white onion, divided
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1 Tbs. lime juice
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¼ tsp. salt
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3 medium kiwifruit, peeled and diced
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½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro
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3 dried New Mexico chiles, seeded and cut into small pieces
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2 tsp. olive oil
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1 15-oz. can black beans, drained, liquid reserved
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4 tostada shells
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1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt


1. Toss together chopped onion, lime juice, and salt in bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in kiwifruit, cilantro, and jalapeño.

2. Grind dried chiles to fine particles (like sugar) in spice mill or coffee grinder; set aside.

3. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add minced onion, cover, and cook 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add beans, ½ cup reserved bean liquid, and 2½ tsp. ground chiles. Mash beans, leaving some whole for texture. Cook 5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened, but moist, stirring often.

4. Place 1 tostada shell on each plate. Divide bean mixture among tostadas, leaving ½-inch border. Top each with 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup salsa; dust with ground chiles. Serve with remaining salsa.

Nutrition Information: 

12 g
Total Fat: 
6 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
37 g
0 mg
325 mg
7 g
13 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

So delicious. I made this last night for dinner and my husband, who isn't a vegetarian, absolutely loved them. The kiwi salsa is amazing!

This salsa is AMAZING! great recipe:)

This recipe was wonderful. I used a cashew sour-cream instead of yogurt (topped with Cheyenne pepper) and also made a mango salsa because I did not have any Kiwis. Fantastic.

This is amazing! I can't wait to make it for some of my meat-eating friends. They will be impressed!

SO good and easy too! Win win! We used baked tostada's to keep the calories down.

Absolutely delicious, especially if you cook the black bean mixture longer. Almost turns into a mole. Mmmmm...

We thought this was really interesting and different - fun to try something new on a Thursday night to shake things up!