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Healthy Atramentous Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce

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Black bean tostadas drizzled with a homemade healthy cilantro sauce.

The acceptable account is that I ADMIRE THESE.

The bad account is that grocery arcade in the Philippines has become un-fun.

It started out actuality affectionate of fun because aggregate was new and exciting. Every time I saw article familiar, like Blah Flakes or PB&Co Peanut Adulate or Bedlam Cow Cheese (seriously, who is chief on the alien foods account here?), I would do a blessed ball and booty a account and buy all of it.

It was additionally fun to buy new and alien things, like absolute coconuts and Milo atom and milk in a box.

But again it wasn’t fun because
1. It was superrrr slowwwww,
2. I couldn’t acquisition things like cilantro. ANYWHERE.

Black bean tostadas drizzled with a homemade healthy cilantro sauce.

I about gave up.

But to accomplish a continued adventure short, I begin some! It has a base name actuality in the Philippines: Yansoy. Except sometimes, at some stores, it’s alleged Wansoy. Who knows.

I bought every amalgamation in the store. I pureed it all into a booze and downed it with a few tostadas on the side.

And it was so good. So beginning tasting and cooling and good, because that’s what cilantro is like.

You guys? Let’s be advantageous and broil these atramentous bean tostadas. I’ve done abundant frying lately. And as continued as we’re activity bottomward this road, let’s accomplish these vegetarian because it’s easier deliciouser.

And now that they’ve gotten so healthy, let’s eat all of them. Today.

Black bean tostadas drizzled with a homemade healthy cilantro sauce.

Update! For all my attenuated stuff, I consistently accept the best after-effects with my new Blendtec Artist Alternation Blender. If you’re in the bazaar for a new developed up blender, this has your name all over it.

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Healthy Atramentous Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These advantageous atramentous bean tostadas are congenital on broiled tortillas and drizzled with a bootleg advantageous cilantro sauce. Cool beginning and yummy!


  • 2 cans atramentous beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more for spicy)
  • salt and olive oil
  • 34 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 average avocado, cubed
  • 2 cups disconnected lettuce
  • 2/3 cup apparent yogurt, Greek yogurt, or acerb cream
  • 1/2 cup arranged cilantro leaves (more to taste)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 46 abrade tortillas


  1. Preheat the broiler. Borsch the atramentous beans, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne in a blender or aliment processor, abacus a tablespoon of oil (or water) at a time to advice the admixture move. I pureed for a minute or two but still larboard some texture.
  2. In a aliment processor or blender, borsch the cilantro, yogurt, garlic, and salt, adjusting the condiment with added cilantro/salt/yogurt to your tastes.
  3. Place tortillas in the oven anon on the rack, demography affliction that the edges are accurate (otherwise they will angle through the cracks and it will be angled in a funny shape). Let the tortillas broil for 3-5 account on both abandon until they are browned and crispy.
  4. Top the brittle tortillas with atramentous beans, tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce. Dribble with cilantro sauce.


Holding the tostadas while you advance the bean admixture helps them not to breach apart.

Other topping ideas: Cotija cheese, adhesive wedges, salsa, agronomical bathrobe (just sayin), or broiled blah or peppers.

Nutrition advice does not accommodate any oil.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: advantageous tostadas, atramentous bean tostadas, cilantro sauce

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Oh what I wouldn’t accord for some salty, crumbly, white Cotija cheese. Maybe my mom could accelerate me some in a air-conditioned box. Right, mom? Right.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound looks amazing, I am bistro breakfast appropriate now adulatory I had some of these! I accept a brace of questions though: (1) what do you do to “support the edges” of the tortillas in the oven and (2) do you anticipate accomplished aureate tortillas would assignment aloof as able-bodied as the abrade tortillas? Looks like you guys are accepting a abundant time in Cebu, adulation your blog!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I anticipate accomplished aureate could work! And as for acknowledging them, I aloof meant by lining them up on the oven arbor so the edges aren’t dangling over the cracks.. I assumption it would additionally assignment to use a baking sheet?

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    cilantro, cumin, avocado, atramentous beans you had me at accost – this looks sooo good. I anticipate the absolute bowl to accomplish for the ancestors this weekend. I’ve never pureed cilantro so afraid to try – animated you were able to acquisition in your grocery abundance or addition would accept to address you your own bulb to autumn your own 😉

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    It’s consistently assumption cutting back you’re attractive for a specific additive that should be so accessible to atom (like cilantro) and it’s not accessible anywhere…I can alone brainstorm the accident of arcade for specific items overseas…although it does actualize the befalling to try new items that are readily available. Abundant compound and animated ya begin the cilantro to accomplish it happen!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Finding advantageous versions of my mexican favorites is like hitting the jackpot. An accessible bowl that I don’t feel too accusable about eating. I accept so abounding adored up now.. a lot from your blog, Lindsay.. that I charge to absorb a account mexican night. 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I achievement that what you begin is absolutely cilantro. Because in the Philippines, kinchay (flat blade parsley) is added frequently acclimated than cilantro and they attending about akin in actualization admitting their aftertaste is absolutely different. Back I aboriginal went across (I’m Filipino) I consistently get to buy cilantro instead kinchay whenever I’m attractive for the closing as they are added accepted alfresco my home country. Analysis this link: http://annecooks.blogspot.com/2006/11/wansoy-and-kinchay.html

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I’ll accept to analysis out that link! I generally accept to bifold analysis with a acceptable sniff, but I am absolutely absolute that both things I bought (Yansoy and Wansoy) were cilantro… I would apperceive that distinct, cool, beginning smell/taste anywhere! 🙂

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I assumption I should clarify… back I’m cerebration of cilantro, I’m cerebration of the assemble that comes from the coriander plant… that articulation has the aboriginal assemble (Wansoy) labeled as coriander but I anticipate that coriander is maybe the broiled date of the plant? I don’t know. I won’t pretend to be an able on it… aloof afterward my tastebuds. 🙂

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Apparently kinchay is absolutely Asian celery and not collapsed blade parsley as I mentioned earlier

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks amazing!! I loooove cilantro, and I accomplish way too abundant Mexican aggressive aliment so this looks appropriate up my alley!!
    Someday, you are activity to win accident (or atomic pursuit) for alive what they alarm cilantro in the Philippines. That will accomplish it all account it 😉

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    TOSTADAS. Yes, please. I anticipate that if we anytime moed out of the US, Mexican aliment would be our capital craving–that is, unless we happened to go to Mexico. 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I know. A Filipina adult told me she had been attractive for 3 months and still hadn’t begin any! It seems like the affectionate of affair that should be at the markets…

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I absolutely accept how you feel! Cilantro is still adamantine to acquisition actuality too. Back we aboriginal confused to France I was so afflicted back we went grocery arcade . I affiance it gets bigger afterwards a while!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation your stories… they consistently accomplish me laugh. Who absitively to accomplish two words for cilantro that sounds like one of them was a mistake? HAH!
    Love the tostados… advantageous commons are absolutely abundant for your self-esteem!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What a abundant idea! Adulation that they’re semi-healthy…. I fabricated a nacho bowl with tostados the added day and it was absolutely not advantageous 🙂

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    Jenna Braddock

    These attending wonderful. I aloof begin your blog and am so aflame about it.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    can the cilantro booze be arctic & auspiciously aqueous for after use?Thx,looks good:0P

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      No, I wouldn’t acclaim it. It lasted a few canicule in the fridge afore it got a little weird. Could accept been my yogurt, though… the yogurt affection in the Philippines is a bit… different. 🙂