Terrific Tostadas



  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium avocados, cut into small cubes
  • 2-3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 15 corn tortillas or whole wheat tortillas
  • Mozzarella cheese or any soft cheese


1. On high heat brush olive oil on both sides of the tortillas, and toast on the griddle for about 5 minutes on each side.
2. Mash black beans, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne together, adding the olive oil a tablespoon at a time, to help with the mixing.
3. Shred the cheese with cheese grater.
4. Remove and discard the stems of the cilantro. Use a food processor or blender to puree cilantro, yogurt, garlic powder and salt.
5. Spread the black beans on the tortilla with a metal spoon.
6. Add tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce.
7. Serve hot topped with cilantro sauce. 

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