Black-Bean Tostados with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

120 mins (prep 120)
17 ingredients
makes 6 to 8 (main course) servings
It's the spicy, garlicky tomatillo salsa that really sells these addictive tostadas. Frying store-bought corn tortillas heightens the vibrancy of their corn flavor and creates a crisp foundation for the refried black beans, shredded romaine, lush avocado, and creamy queso fresco.

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  • 6 large garlic cloves, 4 cloves peeled and left whole and 2 cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound tomatillos (8 medium), husked, rinsed, and halved
  • 4 fresh serrano chiles or 2 fresh jalapeños (including seeds), coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 2 cups plus 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion, rinsed in a sieve and patted dry
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 dried avocado leaves (optional), coarse stems discarded
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (6- to 7-ounce) firm-ripe avocados
  • 12 tostadas
  • 3 cups thinly sliced romaine (from 1 head)
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco (mexican fresh cheese) or mild feta (1/4 pound)


Serving Size (94.22 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 89.56 Calories from Fat 73.53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.17g 75.38%
Saturated Fat 0.65g 19.63%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 679.22mg 169.8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.42g 8.83%
Dietary Fiber 1.44 g 34.47%
Sugars 2.97 g %
Protein 0.73g 8.71%
Vitamin A 86.18IU% Vitamin C 8.85mg%
Calcium 5.86mg% Iron 0.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large garlic cloves, fresh, or, serrano chiles, coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, plus, finely chopped white onion, dried, sliced, crumbled queso fresco