Updated: Jan 5, 2022
Are you looking for a recipe that's easy to make, hits all the right flavors and textures, and requires only 6 ingredients to make? (Yep, you heard that right, only 6 - with a few options, of course!)
Then look no further than these yummy black bean and mango tostadas! This one's sure to go down in your all-time favorites book and it's the perfect dish to ring in the summer - Black Bean and Mango Tostadas (with avocado if you're feeling frisky.)
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Black Bean and Mango Tostadas
This recipe has crunchy, warm, toasted pitas and crunchy romaine. It has all of the great qualities found in a traditional taco: hearty beans, crispy lettuce, and some sweet and spicy action going on courtesy of the mango salsa.
I just love the way the cold salad melds with the warm pita. It really is the little things in life.
A healthy AND delicious option!
Did you notice there's no deep-frying or oil involved in this recipe? It really is a no-brainer for everyone of all ages! You could always bake these in small batches for a little while if you're keen on something crisper, and it'll still be lighter than traditional deep-fried tostadas. But I won't lie, I'm quite fond of this recipe just as is.
Fresh Mango Salsa
If you decide to use a store-bought mango salsa for this recipe, it turns into a 6 ingredient recipe which is even easier to make! But I highly recommend making your own at home to take your tostadas to the next level. Don't worry, it's very simple to throw together.
For the fresh mango salsa, you will need: - 1 mango, cut into cubes - 2 TBSP to 1/4 cup of a red onion, finely minced - 1 lime, juiced - 1 TSP or more, fresh chopped mint - 1/2 TSP to 1 TSP or more, finely minced jalapeno - Salt & pepper to taste
Notes about Mango Salsa
Feel free to add in any additional spices depending on what you're going for. I recommend making this at home because of the freedom of customization it gives you. If you want your salsa to have some additional kick, you can add in cayenne pepper. I personally think some garlic powder would be yummy too. The thing I love about this recipe is how you get a whole new recipe depending on the kind of salsa you use. It's that simple. Use a tomato salsa for a delicious Mexican Fiesta!
What to do with leftovers of Black Bean and Mango Tostadas
Everything is best stored separately until you're ready to prepare and eat. Luckily, nothing requires any special storage techniques with this recipe. If you do end up using an avocado, save the remaining amount in an airtight container with the pit inside it. If you skip the avocado, then you have nothing to worry about there. The salsa would be stored like any other salsa but it's so darn delicious, don't be surprised if you end up finishing all of it straight out of the bowl on the very same day or paired with some chips.
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Black Bean and Mango Tostadas
2 pita breads, split and laid flat (or 4 whole if they are really thin)
2 cups cooked black beans
1 cup mango salsa (mango, lime, red onion, salt, fresh mint)
2-3 Tbsp finely chopped onion
2 cups shredded lettuce
Salt and pepper, to taste
Toast the split pita breads. Mix the black beans, mango salsa, onion and lettuce in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Top each toasted pita half with 1/4 of the black bean mixture, and avocado, if using. Taste, and re-season, if necessary.
Change this up by using any type of salsa you like. Use tomato salsa for a Mexican fiesta!
Author: Shruti is a current intern and recent graduate from The University of North Texas holding a bachelor’s of business administration degree in marketing. She has a passion for digital marketing, with a focus on social media, and advertising. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching movies, and going on hikes.