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Pile vegetables and black beans onto crisp tostadas and top them off with lime crema for a vegetarian dinner the whole family will love. Charring the vegetables under the broiler infuses them with smoky flavor while cooking them quickly.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019




Lime Crema


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare crema: Combine sour cream, lime zest, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • To prepare tostadas: Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400 degrees F.

  • Brush both sides of tortillas with 1 tablespoon oil and arrange on a baking sheet. (It's OK if they overlap a bit; they will shrink as they cook.) Bake, turning once halfway, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

  • Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 garlic clove and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and chile powder; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds more. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beans to a food processor and add 1/4 cup water. Pulse until smooth, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.

  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • Toss bell peppers, onion, zucchini, corn, ground pepper, the remaining 3 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred, 8 to 12 minutes.

  • Top the tostadas with some of the beans, charred vegetables, cabbage, cilantro, cheese and the reserved crema.

Nutrition Facts

1 tostada
327 calories; protein 13.1g; carbohydrates 43.3g; dietary fiber 10.5g; sugars 6.6g; fat 12.5g; saturated fat 2.8g; cholesterol 12.1mg; vitamin a iu 1615IU; vitamin c 71.6mg; folate 56.4mcg; calcium 173.9mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 110.2mg; potassium 732.6mg; sodium 521.7mg.

2 starch, 1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean protein, 1/2 medium-fat protein