Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.

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  • Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.

  • Combine salmon, avocado and jalapenos in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes.

  • To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean mixture and some salmon mixture and top with the cabbage salad. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Tips

Kitchen tip: Look for convenient preshredded cabbage-and-carrot “coleslaw mix” near other prepared vegetables in the produce section of the supermarket.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; 19.2 g total fat; 2.8 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 392 mg sodium. 679 mg potassium; 45.2 g carbohydrates; 11.7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 16.6 g protein; 622 IU vitamin a iu; 35 mg vitamin c; 107 mcg folate; 116 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 70 mg magnesium;

Reviews (41)

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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2017
Made as written as well as using smoked Sockeye salmon trimmings. Both were excellent! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2016
Great but made some changes Made a few changes. We do not like seafood at all in our household so I used canned chicken instead. Another change that I made was instead of using cabbage I used brocolli slaw. Loved the texture and extra flavor that the brocolli slaw added. I served this with brown rice seasoned with some Rotelle chili powder and lime juice. We liked this so much I was requested by the family to make it two nights in a row. I Pros: Healthy quick easy delicious Cons: Doesnt taste like chocalte cake:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2014
Really impressed. I was really impressed with this recipe! I'm not a big fan of fish but have been looking at ways to incorporate more omega-3s into our diet. This was an easy unusual (at least for me) recipe that fit the bill and it was tasty as heck. I'm adding it to the normal rotation! Pros: healthy flavorful quick Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2014
Nasty I don't know if it was just the can if salmon I used but there were hundreds of tiny bones (some of them really big) in the salmon and it made the process of preparing this meal and eating it incredibly grotesque. I still get nauseous whenever I think about it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
Delicious! These were AWESOME. Substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream and it worked perfectly. Very filling and so healthy! Will definitely make these again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2013
Delish! These were delicious! i made a batch of the salmon (fresh seasoned and broiled) along with a batch of seasoned shrimp! love all of the flavors! a definite family fav! Pros: flavorful spicy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
As so many others recommended I used fresh frozen salmon fillet. Not a fan of canned salmon. Absolutely loved it! Pros: So healthy Cons: choose frozen or fresh salmon as opposed to mushy canned salmon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Very Tasty! My husband and I loved this recipe! I left out the cilantro and sour cream as I'm not a fan of either. It had excellent flavors and came together so quickly! I'll definitely be making this again soon. Pros: Easy & Fast Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
LOVED IT! I made this for dinner the other night because my husband & I are trying to cook healthy and more exciting flavored dinners. We made this and LOVE IT!!! We had the leftovers last night as well and I can't wait to make it again. Some suggestions: make sure the canned salmon is boneless. I assumed all canned salmon was boneless. Boy was I wrong! It's a pain to pick teeny bones out of a can of salmon. The flavor of the coleslaw after I mixed in all the ingredients wasn't as sweet as I wanted so I added about a tablespoon of sugar to the mix. I also added a teeny bit of salt to the bean mix. I like texture to my food so I didn't blend the beans & sour cream to the point where they were fully liquid. I left a bit of texture. Overall I loved the dish and it turned out better than I expected. Pros: Not too much prep involved Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2012
Black Bean and Salmon Tostadas were fresh light and delicious. We used Alder Wood Smoked wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Crown Prince brand. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2012
I used real salmon that I broiled with pepper salt and some of the jalapeno relish first-- made it way yummy. Salmon in a can did not excite me... Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2012
Sad Disappointment I looked forward to making this recipe for weeks and I finally made it tonight. I'm super disappointed. I've never had canned salmon before and it was disgusting so that may be part of the problem but overall too many strong flavors that don't blend well together. Bummer. Pros: black beans and avocados are always good! Cons: canned salmon Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
had high hopes for this but turned out just ok Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Everyone loved this and it was fun to eat. Avocados were kept separate since not everyone likes them. Lime was an important addition. The time estimate was way off. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Didn't have a problem with time. Started prepping/chopping while the oven preheated and things fell into place pretty well. Be careful not to add too much jalapeno juice. But overall I thought they were delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Use a good quality of canned salmon. These were really tasty might be good with leftover chicken or shredded pork as well. Will make them again for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I substituted corn for the small flour tortillas. I also added some thin slices of roma tomato and some fresh ground sea salt. They were AMAZING! A great side is cucumber salad (cucumber white vinegar S&P and sugar) served chilled... DELICIOUS! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Mmmm delicious. I was out of jalepenos so I ended up making a slaw with light mayo lime juice tobasco salt pepper and cilantro and put that on top of the tostadas. It's great way to get healthy fats and to get picky eaters to have salmon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
These were fabulous! Very filling - my husband says it's the best Mexican food I've made... second to my enchiladas of course.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My family loves this meal. I love that I can prep everything ahead of time then just heat it up at dinner time. The flavors are clean and crisp. I definitely recommend trying this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this tonight from my Jan/Feb 2010 magazine issue - excellent! And better than the sum of its parts. I splurged on canned red salmon instead of pink - cost more but better. Also the chiles and lime juice add good flavor. Watch those baking corn tortillas. Mine began to brown in 10 to 11 minutes despite the recipe calling for 12 to 14 minutes. I substituted plain Greek yogurt (Oikos) for the sour cream to reduce the fat without reducing the flavor or appeal of the recipe. I also used Taco Bel taco sauce instead of salsa. I wasn't sure how to eat a tostado whether with a fork or by hand so I ended up picking it up like an open-face sandwich and eating it in hand as that seemed to work better than trying to cut it with knife and fork. I like the fact that it is a one disk meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very yummy. Easy to throw together and good for kids. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I had some leftover broiled salmon so I flaked it with a fork and used it instead of canned salmon. Delicious! It was a little hot for me with the jalapeno juice AND the chopped jalapenos (maybe the peppers I used were a little stronger than others) so I might use less juice in the slaw next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great starter recipe I have made it twice but didn't follow exact recipe. I used refried beans added salmon with onions & pepper mixed to top placed two sardines on top of each added shredded cabbage without additions a little cheese (to make kid-friendly) and a dollop of peach pineapple chipotle sauce and cooked in the oven. My kids made this meal for lunch quick & easy and very yummy. Great way to get omega 3s into our diet with minimal oven time during the warm spring/summer months. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was an excellent dinner. I really enjoyed it and the clean-up mess was minimal.One thing that I added (I know more calories...not much though) was a little olive oil and vinegar to the cabbage mix. It gave it a little zing!Overall very delicious. Mike Billings MT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an excellent recipe - we've made it several times and everyone loves it - even the kids that don't like fish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really tasty and very filling for few calories. I made some Spanish rice for the rest of the family to round out the meal. The lime made a big difference. I almost added some salt but the lime juice was a better choice. I also did add on tablespoon of oil on the coleslaw but divided over 4 portions I didn't feel too guilty. Would make this again possibly with shredded chicken or cooked ground turkey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a simple recipe but it could have used a kick. I really enjoyed it but next time I will be adding some more jalapenos. It was a fabulous mix of flavors/texres and i would defnilty make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love this recipe! I agree with other comments that it's filling for a healthy low cal meal. We used refried black beans canned atlantic salmon fresh corn fresh sliced jalapenos diced tomato diced red onion (about 1/4 onion) cole slaw and a squeeze of lime which really made the dish. Satisfying and relatively easy to make. I burnt the tortillas the first round they only needed to sit in the oven about 5-7 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious this recipe was. My kids don't like spicy food so I used red wine vinegar in the slaw and sweetened it with just a half packet of stevia powder. They loved it! I also used fat free refried beans so I didn't have to mess with pureeing the beans. I did have the jalepenos on the side so I could put them on mine and my husband's. Very simple to make and really really delicious! I will make this again no doubt! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious this recipe was. My kids don't like spicy food so I used red wine vinegar in the slaw and sweetened it with just a half packet of stevia powder. They loved it! I also used fat free refried beans so I didn't have to mess with pureeing the beans. I did have the jalepenos on the side so I could put them on mine and my husband's. Very simple to make and really really delicious! I will make this again no doubt! I Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I have to admit I was skeptical when I read this receipe. nothing about Salmon and Refried beans in the same dish sounded that great to me. However this was Fabulous. I did change a few small things because my maid doesn't like anything spicy. First I used fresh salmon. I steamed it and shredded it with a fork. Then I shredded the cabbage (about 1 1/2 cups) and some carrots(about 1/2 cup) and added about 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro. I then drizzled the cabbage/carrot/cilantro mixture with about 1 TBS of Olive oil 1 TBS of vinegar (I used rice vinegar) and added 1 tsp sugar along with a dash of salt and pepper. I spread the heated tostados with the plain refried beans topped with shredded salmon cabbage mixture and chopped avacodo. The maid loved her not-spicy tostado and I added Picante sauce to the top of mine....it was fabulous! Oh and by leaving out the sour cream I saved myself some calories...I never even missed it....I actually FORGOT when I was preparing the receipe but the extra fat wasn't missed a bit. P.S. It was hard to eat only one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This dish was so simple and so delicious. I loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved loved loved it! We opted for chicken in place of the salmon and it was perfectly delicious and refreshing too. We made our corn tortillas from scratch and added even more freshness to this already tasty dish. I am looking forward to lunch tomorrow! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I tried out this recipe last night and it was a hit! I really wasn't expecting it to be very tasty but everyone loved it and it will definitely be added to our weekly dinner rotation. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! We had to sprinkle a little salt and drizzle more lime juice on the top. Definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wonderful!! I really don't like fish but I decided to go with the Salmon since it's pre-cooked and I was too lazy to prepare chicken. I modified it in a few ways: 1. Kidney beans instead of black (cheaper where I live). 2. Saurkraut instead of cabbage/coleslaw (adds a bit of a sour taste). 3. Whole-grain tortillas instead of corn (a bit healthier). 4.Tore up fresh spinach leaves and sprinkled them over the top for a bit of calcium and fresh taste. Very excellent. I'll definitely make this again and am looking forward to the leftovers!! Pros: everything! delicious customizable fast easy Cons: Absolutely nothing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Super tasty easy to prepare! Just made these tonight for the first time and I have to say they were wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly but also added about 2 tablespoon of minced red onion into the salmon mixture and some seasoned rice vinegar to the slaw for tang. Also used a mild garlic and artichoke salsa in the beans. I accidentally bought flour tortillas but they worked out just fine. Corn tortillas are less calories though and I will be using them next time I make this recipe. Fabulous! Pros: Affordable Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Creative Combination This recipe tasted better than I could have imagined. Who knew salmon would pair so well with tortillas and black beans? Instead of using canned salmon I bought fresh grilled it and shred it. I also added a mixture of grilled onions and peppers for additional nutritional value. These were delicious and tasted way better than the greasy restaurant versions. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
amazingly delicious this dish was amazing. when i decided to make it i didn't have a food processor readily available but had to borrow one from mom. I was surprised that this called for canned salmon but in the end it was amazing. the flavors combined so well there was no need for salt and pepper. i was shocked when i tasted it that it was so good. the taste of spicy was so subtle. i'm passing this recipe on to everyone i know! Pros: easy to make fast to make surprisingly yummy Cons: it's hard to get tortillas just right food processor a must. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Super easy very tasty and filling! This was so simple and easy and yet so delicious! I loved that everything had it's own taste and no seasonings were needed at all. The flavors just mix together so well! This will definitely become a new favorite around my house. Read More