Easy Black Bean Tostadas

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I bought everything I needed for this recipe at Aldi for just under $5, which means that these tostadas average out to about sixty cents each. That’s about half the cost of a drive-thru tostada. Even better, Easy Black Bean Tostadas are more nutritious and have a bold, fresh flavor profile. Need another reason to skip the drive-thru? This recipe lets you go from “What’s for dinner?” to “Let’s eat!” in less than five minutes. Go!

WIN_20150329_121645Ingredients (Makes 8 tostadas)

1 package of tostada shells (at least 8)

8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

1 can of black beans

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1 ripe tomato, diced

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Directions

Step 1) Blend cream cheese and taco seasoning together. Spread 1 generous tablespoon of seasoned cream cheese on each tostada shell.

Step 2) Drain black beans and heat in a microwave-safe container. If you want, you can get all fancy and add a bit of diced onion or a scoop of salsa to the black beans. That’s entirely optional. Warm the black beans in the microwave, then spoon a generous tablespoon of black beans onto the cream cheese on each tostada shell.

WIN_20150329_123318Step 3) Top each tostada with a few slices of avocado and a few pieces of fresh tomato. Done!

Variation: Instead of avocado, try topping your tostadas with shredded raw cabbage or a bit of Almost Kimchi. Delicious!

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