Do yourself a favor and make these saucy black bean tostadas tonight!
It’s meatless Monday, after all, so you have the best excuse.
Plus, if you’re into these black bean taquitos, you will freak over the tostadas! Same idea – creamy, flavorful beans and crunchy, crispy tortillas, but served in different ways.
And these ones are covered in TONS of summer garden veggies, so you can feel great about life! That’s always important on a Monday.
Here’s the thing.
I looooove me some tostadas. In the last ten years, I have made a ridiculous amount of (embarrassingly trashed up) tostadas here on the blog. Like honey chicken and pomegranate tostadas, greek chicken tostadas, pulled pork tostadas, caramelized veggie tostadas, crispy egg tostadas – the list is endless!
And ever since making the black bean taquitos earlier this year, I’ve been CRAZY over those black beans. They are simple and ridiculously flavorful. They are so easy. But they just.taste.so.good.
This is also an awesome meal that you can prep ahead of time and store in the fridge. The beans are great reheated. You can even use them to make a quick quesadilla or something if you don’t have a tostada available.
Speaking of the tostadas! Sometimes I pan-fry them and sometimes I toast them in the oven. I give you instructions for both below, depending on your situation. Either way, you have a crunchy, crispy, salty tortilla that is ready to be piled high with flavor.
The toppings are up to you, but my game plan here was to take all of your summer veggies and go to flavor town. Grilled corn, chopped tomatoes, scallions, cilantro – all that good stuff. Avocado too, obviously. And of course, my very favorite… pickled onion!
Quick pickled onions are so easy to make and we love it in this house. I keep them in the fridge at all times because of how they uplevel (can I say that?) salads, tacos and just about any dinner except for pasta.
Now that I’ve rambled about the black bean tostadas forever, I think you know I love ‘em. Sometimes I even want to eat something like this for breakfast. I mean, top it with an egg and why not.
Black Bean Tostadas
So much crunch.