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Black Bean Tostadas

A meal on an edible plate - so no dish to wash! Spiced, protein-rich black beans, stacked with veggies, need only simple assembly. One tostada apiece makes a light meal; double the recipe for a hearty meal.

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance
latin, mexican, dairy free, gluten free, nut free, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian, sides, cinco de mayo


  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 corn tostadas*
  • 1 cup washed and torn romaine lettuce leaves (if available in your cooler)
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • Sprigs of cilantro, if available


  1. Mash beans in a medium bowl, using a potato masher or the back of a spoon.
  2. Add chili powder and blend.
  3. Spread bean mixture evenly over tostadas; layer with lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeño.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.