Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Cream

These grilled vegetable and black bean tostadas with avocado cream are a great summer meal!

These grilled vegetable and black bean tostadas with avocado cream are a great summer meal!

Have I been on an unhealthy food kick lately or what?  Well, maybe not all of it but I was just looking at my recent posts for blueberry buttermilk cookiesbacon polenta pancakes and blueberry cheesecake parfait thinking ‘holy calories!’ Honestly, I don’t eat like that most of the time. People ask me how I manage to stay in shape when I’m surrounded by baked goods all the time. The truth is I usually only sample one or two cookies before giving the rest away. I like the healthy food just as much. So today I’m sharing a healthier recipe. These grilled veggie and black bean tostadas with avocado cream might be my new favorite meal.

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Grilled Vegetable and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Cream

These grilled vegetable and black bean tostadas with avocado cream are a great summer meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 6 tostadas
Calories 279
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

For the beans:

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • a handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • a pinch of black pepper

For the avocado cream:

  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or any neutral flavored oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon neutral sweetener such as agave nectar or Karo corn syrup

For the grilled vegetables:

  • 1 red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 green or purple pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 poblano pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 ear of corn, with the husk
  • a high heat oil for grilling (grapeseed, canola, regular olive oil, etc.)

Additional ingredients:

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • Brush the corn tortillas with a bit of oil, sprinkle lightly with salt and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the beans: In a medium bowl, combine the black beans, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Prepare the avocado cream: In a sturdy blender or food processor, puree the avocado, lime juice, grapeseed oil and sweetener until smooth. Set aside.
  • Brush all vegetables lightly with oil and a sprinkle of salt.
  • Grill the corn directly in the husk until charred. Allow it to cool for before carefully removing the husk and silk. Slice the corn kernels from the ear and combine with the black beans.
  • Grill the rest of the veggies on both sides until tender and lightly charred.
  • To assemble: place a baked corn tortilla in the center of a plate and top with a generous helping of the black bean and corn mixture. Follow with the vegetables and avocado cream. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18.1% | Vitamin C: 87% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 9.7%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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