Make-Your-Own Tostadas

Gather the family tonight and try out our Make-Your-Own Tostadas. The cooking is simple—just toast your tortillas and heat the black beans on the stove with onion, garlic, chili pepper, lime juice and cumin. When the cooking is finished, the real fun begins. Set out bowls with your favorite toppings such as leafy greens, veggies, herbs and plant-based sauces, and then let everyone create their own flavor combinations. Colorful, crunchy, fresh and tasty—this meal has it all and is a wonderful way to make new memories with your loved ones!


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups black beans, cooked, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili pepper, seeded, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • Toppings
  • Leafy greens (e.g. lettuce, spinach)
  • Veggies (e.g. avocado, bell pepper, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, onion, sweet corn, tomato)
  • Fresh Herbs – e.g. cilantro, parsley
  • Sauces (e.g. Dairy-Free Sour Cream, Miso Cashew Cream Sauce, Rainbow Salsa, Spicy Garden Guacamole)
  • PREP TIME 25
  • COOK TIME 25
  • Serves 4


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a drop or two of water if sticking occurs.
  2. Add black beans, water, chili pepper (if using), lime juice, cumin and black pepper. Mash half of the beans with a potato masher, leaving some whole. Stir and cook until heated through.
  3. Toast tortillas either by baking at 375°F for 10 minutes or on the stovetop over medium heat for 5 minutes, flipping half-way through.
  4. Spread black beans over toasted tortilla and top with your choice of leafy greens, veggies, fresh herbs, and sauces.