Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

January/February 2010

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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.

"AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! We had to sprinkle a little salt and drizzle more lime juice on the top. Definitely a keeper. "
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas Recipe

39 Reviews for Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas


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.

Not too much prep involved
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

The first time I bought

The first time I bought canned salmon, I had the same reaction and painstakingly removed all the bones. I've lately been reading that canned salmon and tuna with skin and bones are actually healthier because of the extra calcium and more omega 3 fats. Now I just leave in the bones and skin. The canned salmon bones are small, flaky and chew easily, not like the large, springy, throat poking fresh salmon bones. I've actually never even noticed the bones and skin in the canned salmon since I started eating it. I warned my husband and mother about the bones and skin the first time I served canned salmon salad, but they've never had a problem and have loved the salmon salads I've made. I still love fresh salmon, too. Thanks for the recipe tips. I especially liked blending the beans & sour cream lightly. Sounds delicious!


Black Bean and Salmon Tostadas were fresh, light and delicious. We used Alder Wood Smoked wild Alaskan Coho Salmon, Crown Prince brand.


I used real salmon that I broiled with pepper, salt, and some of the jalapeño relish first-- made it way yummy. Salmon in a can did not excite me...


I used real salmon that I broiled with pepper, salt, and some of the jalapeño relish first-- made it way yummy. Salmon in a can did not excite me...

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.

black beans and avocados are always good!

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