nutritional information

Per Tostada:

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 67 g
  • Cholesterol: 6 mg
  • Sodium: 689 mg
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Sugar: 4 g

Smoky Black Bean Tostadas with Garlicky Greens

Smoky Black Bean Tostadas with Garlicky Greens

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

If tostadas are too fragile to transport, skip step 1 and wrap filling in tortillas.
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1 small onion, diced (1 cup)
  • 1½ cups cooked black beans, or 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)
  • 1½ lb. Swiss chard, ribs removed, chopped
  • 1 cup prepared chipotle salsa, optional
  • 4 Tbs. crumbled queso fresco, optional
  • 4 Tbs. chopped cilantro, optional
  • 4 Tbs. low-fat sour cream, optional

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Arrange on baking sheet, and toast 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp.

2. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add beans, paprika, and oregano. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes.

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic, and cook 2 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in chard, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cover, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.

4. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture in center of each tortilla. Top with 1 cup greens and 1/4 cup salsa, if using. Sprinkle with queso fresco, cilantro, and dollop of sour cream, if using.

March 2009 p.36

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I loved this recipe. I used spinach instead of chard because that's what I had, and it turned out fairly well. This is going to be a meal that I make again.

Rebecca MacIvor - 2012-05-16 12:03:06

This recipe is delicious! I added soyrizo when I made it and skipped the salsa and sour cream.

Linda - 2010-05-03 20:37:23

sososososo good. my husband who is such a picky veg LOVED this. we didn't use sour cream and it was still amazing. you must make.

maggie wright - 2010-03-15 20:02:52


Marie - 2009-06-30 15:52:04

This is one of my go to recipes. Sometimes I use spinach instead of chard and top it with regular salsa instead of the queso, sour cream, etc. It turns out equally well.

Laura - 2010-06-11 12:05:23