Tostadas with Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Tostadas with Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa Recipe

How To Make Tostadas with Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Have a filling meal with these baked tostadas recipe, topped with a black bean salsa that combines the flavors of tomatillo, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Tomatillo Black Bean Salsa:

  • 1lbtomatillos,chopped, about 2 heaping cups
  • 1small shallot,an entire bulb, finely chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1jalapeño,seeded and minced
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • 1small lime,juiced
  • 1cupblack beans,cooked, rinsed and drained
  • salt and black pepper,to taste

For Tostadas:

  • 8corn tortillas,use 100% corn to ensure crispiness
  • cooking spray,or additional olive oil
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 30ozblack beans,2 cans, or 3 cups cooked black beans, cooking liquid reserved
  • hot sauce,of choice
  • red pepper flakes,optional



  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the prepared ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary (more lime juice, salt, and pepper, etc.).

  2. Cover the salsa and let it rest for at least 30 minutes in order for the flavors to meld and the beans to soak up the surrounding flavors.


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray each tortilla with cooking spray on both sides or brush them lightly with olive oil.

  2. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until golden and crispy.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, pour in the olive oil. Add black beans and their cooking liquid, and mix in some hot sauce and red pepper flakes.

  4. Mash the mixture with a potato masher for five minutes or longer, until the beans have reduced to the desired consistency.

  5. Spread bean mixture evenly over each tortilla and top with tomatillo salsa. Finish with selected toppings.

Recipe Notes

For Toppings:

  • feta cheese, crumbled, highly recommended
  • avocado, diced
  • sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt
  • red pepper flakes
  • cilantro


  • Calories: 753.04kcal
  • Fat: 9.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 131.40g
  • Fiber: 31.25g
  • Sugar: 7.74g
  • Protein: 40.63g
  • Sodium: 719.01mg
  • Calcium: 258.94mg
  • Potassium: 2905.59mg
  • Iron: 9.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.41mg
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