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Quick Tostados

by Christina Julia

Quick Tostados

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15-ounce cans no-salt-added black beans
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast or diced smoked tofu
  • 6 cups shredded romaine
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce
  • 12 tostados
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup grated Mexican cheese (queso anejo or blanco)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for about a
    minute. Then add the beans with their liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher or the
    back of a spoon until you have a coarse puree, then cook, stirring regularly, until the beans
    are thickened just enough to hold their shape in a spoon, about 10 minutes. Taste and add
    up to ¼ teaspoon salt.
  2. Place the romaine in a large bowl. Mix together the sour cream and hot sauce. Drizzle over
    the romaine and toss to combine.
  3. Spread each tostado with a portion of beans. Top with chicken and lettuce. Dot with
    avocado. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Serve right away with more hot sauce for

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