Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Pickled jalapenos, 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.

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Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

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    8 6-inch corn tortillas 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    Canola oil cooking spray 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
    1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    1 avocado, diced 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
    2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeos, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided 2 scallions, chopped
    2 cups coleslaw mix, (see Tip) or shredded cabbage Lime wedges, (optional)


    Prep: 25 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375°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.

    nutritional information

    12 g
    11 g
    Saturated Fat:
    2 g
    43 g
    16 g
    352 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    6 g
    2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat
    16 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    670 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Vitamin C (60% daily value), Folate (27% dv), Potassium (19% dv), Iron (18% dv), source of omega-3s.
    Added Sugars:
    0 g
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