Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas


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.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings, 2 tostadas each


  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas

  • Canola oil cooking spray

  • 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeños, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (see Tip) or shredded cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons prepared salsa

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • Lime wedges (optional)


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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 (per serving)

406 Calories
19g Fat
45g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tostadas
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Vitamin A 622IU 12%
Vitamin C 35mg 39%
Folate 107mcg 27%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 679mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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