Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Tostadas

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I’m so glad that we all seem to be on the same page with simple and easy dinner recipes!  To celebrate, I’m presenting you with another easy and delicious dish.

As I said in one of my last posts, my husband and I have a few different days off now and Monday is my day to cook, photograph, and blog.  As much as I am loving having one day all to myself to work, today I want to have a me day that involves things I used to really enjoy but haven’t had much time to do these days.  Blogging really is hard work and seems to take up most of my free time these days!  It is also so much fun and so rewarding, so I’m not complaining at all.  But, today I want to go for a long run, do some yard work, and I really want to do some mosaic tile work.  Mosaics are really popular in the Southwest and when I first moved here I got really into doing my own. (I did not make the middle tiles, unfortunately I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet!)




I haven’t finished a single tile project since I started this blog, and that is exactly what I’m going to work on today.  That being said, I’m going to leave you with a short, sweet post and a delicious recipe!  Enjoy!

I’ve always known that I have a great affinity for baby sized fruit and vegetables, but apparently it translates to all foods.  I found these super cute mini corn tortillas at the store the other day and I just had to buy them.  I thought for a while about what I was going to do with them and tostadas sounded like the perfect idea.


I’ve been gobbling up sweet potatoes lately, so I decided on a really simple roasted sweet potato tostada.  I roasted them with all kinds of delicious spices and they went so well with the refried black beans and creamy avocado.  I also had realized that I hadn’t used avocado in a recipe in a while and I had to remedy that right away!

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If you would prefer to make your own refried black beans, I have a great recipe for them here.

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Tostadas

  • Category: Entree, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into about 1/4 inch thick slices
  • About 10 corn tortillas, or mini corn tortillas
  • 1 15 oz can of refried black beans, or about 1 1/2 cups of homemade refried black beans
  • 2 avocados, cut in half and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil for crisping tortillas.
  • Lime wedges for squeezing on top
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the sliced sweet potatoes on a large backing sheet and drizzle with olive oil and add spices. Toss sweet potatoes to make sure each side is coated with oil and spices. Roast sweet potatoes for about 20 – 25 minutes, until they are fork tender, flipping once.
  2. Brush both sides of the corn tortillas with a little bit of olive oil and roast in the 375 degree oven for about 10 – 12 minutes, flipping once, until they are crispy.
  3. If desired, heat the refried beans in a small sauce pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Assemble tostadas: spread each tostada with a few tablespoons of refried beans, top with two slices of sweet potato and a couple slices of avocado. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired, and squeeze a slice of lime over the top just before eating.


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  1. says

    We are major tostada fans in this house, this is right up our alley! Love how you did you sweet potatoes, I always just cube them but the slices make for a much nicer presentation! And how cute are those little mini tortillas?!

    • She Likes Food says

      I originally sliced them this way because I was thinking that my tortillas were so mini that one slice of sweet potato would fit, but I ended up having to use two. I made them again a few days later and I cubed them up that time and it was still just as good!

  2. says

    Sweet potatoes and black beans are one of my favorite combos! These look awesome – especially with the avocado! And that last photo .. ha! I love it!

    • She Likes Food says

      They are one of my favorite combos too!! The avocado really makes them perfect, as it does with everything else you put avocado on :) Cheeto is playing peek-a-boo!

  3. says

    Ok, so I’m a big sweet potato fan but combining them with black beans will be a new experience for me. But I have grown to love black beans so I’m ready for the challenge.

    You nailed it, dinner needs to be easy these days (but still taste really good, you know? or you’re disappointed!) The photo’s are just stunning. Even better, I have all the ingredients on hand to make these right now. Sweet, filling and nutritious, what more can a gal want?

    Beautiful mosaics, I wish they went with the decor here more but they seem a little out of place where I live. Did buy some beautiful ones when I was in Mexico, still trying to figure out where to use them! Glad you are finding some time to yourself besides blogging, it is hard work, but I’ve learned a lot from it too =)

    • She Likes Food says

      You must combine them with black beans! They are the perfect match! I’m so glad you have learned to love black beans, they are one of my favorites! Amen, dinner definitely needs to be fast, easy, and delicious! I’m always looking for more easy dinner recipes. I hope you guys love these if you make them!

      I don’t know what we will ever do if we move away from the Southwest. Pretty much all of our artwork and decor is southwest style, haha! It would be totally out of place in the northeast! Sometimes I forget to give myself some time to relax and unwind, but it was totally worth it today :)

    • She Likes Food says

      I love tostadas too, Danielle! You must try sweet potatoes and avocado together, they are a match made in heaven!

  4. says

    Good for you! I totally know what you mean, while I absolutely love blogging, it takes up every single spare moment I have. In fact, right now I’m perusing through blogs procrastinating writing my post for Wed while simultaneously neglecting my husband and dog. Someday we’ll find a balance :)

    • She Likes Food says

      It does take up so much time! I was going to write down all the hours I spent blogging for one week, but then I decided I really didn’t want to know! I really hope to find some balance one day, or even better start getting paid for all the time I spend on the blog, but that may just be dream, haha! It was nice to take some time off today, although I ended up just doing a bunch of cleaning, which is a lot less fun than blogging, but I guess needs to be done!

  5. says

    What a perfect meal! I love everything about those tostadas. I’m always obsessed with sweet potatoes and avocado and this is the perfect meal for any night of the week. La-la-la-love it!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Julia!! I’m pretty obsessed with tostadas, I almost like them better than tacos because when I take a bite of them, all the filling doesn’t fall out the backside! I ate these for dinner three times in one week and I’m still not sick of them! Sweet potatoes and avocado will always have a special place in my heart!

  6. says

    I liked the look of this recipe so much that I posted it on my Facebook page this morning! Mmm … they’ve got 3 of my favourite ingredients in and I can imagine that they go so so well together. Love the spices, too.
    P.S. I adore your tiles! What a fun hobby!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Helen! Thank you so much for posting it on your Facebook page, you are so sweet :) They just happen to be three of my favorite ingredients too! Thank you! If we ever move out of the Southwest, we will have to get all new house decorations, I think pretty much everything we own is southwest style, haha! Have a great day!

  7. says

    These tostadas are like comfort food to me. Black beans, sweet potatoes and corn tortillas- who could resist! And you’re right, blogging takes up more time than I would have imagined….glad we enjoy it so much. 😉

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Katie! I definitely cannot resist this combo! I ate way more than more fair share of these, haha! It is funny to think how little time I spent on it when I first started and how much time I spend now, I think that is a good thing though :)

  8. says

    I agree, blogging does take a lot of time and hard work! Sometimes I feel that my non-blogger friends don’t realize how much time I put into writing a post or fixing behind the scenes stuff on my blog.

    Anyway, I love sweet potatoes and avocado! What I love about avocadoes is that you can eat it with so many different things! These tostadas look so delicious and I know I would love them!

    • She Likes Food says

      My husband is always asking what I am doing sitting at the computer all the time or how long it will be before he gets to eat, haha! It really does take up so much time, but I guess I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t love it!

      Thank you so much, Polly! You are so right, I really can’t think of many things that avocados don’t go well with!

  9. says

    Your mosaic work is beautiful! What a fun hobby. I definitely hear you on blogging taking up a lot of “me” time. Luckily I love it!

    These tostadas sound delicious! My sister doesn’t eat any meat, these would be a perfect dinner to make her. Yum!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you Natalie! It is a lot of fun to do, especially when I can make mosaics of Cheeto, lol! I love it to thankfully, so it doesn’t really seem like work, it just happens to take up a lot of time!

      Your sister would love these! They would also be good with some chicken if you wanted to add that for yourself :)

  10. says

    I’ve never tried a tostada and I didn’t really know what it was! Now I must have one!!! That is so cool about the tiles! I used to make little stepping stones to put in the garden with “reject” tiles from flooring stores. Again, are we twins??!

    • She Likes Food says

      Al, you must try a tostada!!! Like right now! If you like crunchy things and Mexican food (which I know that you do because were are totally twins!) then you will love tostadas!

      Thank you! The mosaics are really fun to make, especially when I can find some with cats on them, haha! I have so many projects laying around the house that need finishing, so I’m hoping to squeeze some art project time in my schedule soon!

  11. says

    These look so simple yet they combine all of my favorite flavors. Yum!

    And I also have a love/hate relationship with blogging. I love to do it but I hate that it takes up all of my free time. I try to mix it up with lifestyle posts every now and then so that I can take a break from the kitchen but even so, it can be exhausting!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you Sarah!

      I also have that love/hate relationship. I try to make the first part of my weekends blog free, but then I feel like I’m slacking and have lots to catch up on when I finally check back. I love the idea of mixing it up a little bit! I really enjoy reading your lifestyle posts :) Maybe I need to do a few more of those because as much as I love the kitchen sometimes I just want to order a pizza every now and then and take a break!

    • She Likes Food says

      Not weird at all!! They are one of my favorite foods too and I love that they are so good both sweet and savory!

  12. says

    These look so so delicious!!

  13. says

    I’m all for an easy dinner. Summer seems so busy and I find I’m always rushing to get dinner made. I love tostadas and this combination. I’ve never paired sweet potatoes with black beans, but I bet it is delicious!
    Oh and I totally agree with having at least one day you can enjoy doing what you like. Blogging take a LOT of time. Sometimes, I just need to breakaway and do those me things 😀 Love your mosaic work!

    • She Likes Food says

      Me too, Cindy!! Easy dinners are the best! You must pair sweet potatoes and black beans, it is one of the best combos ever! It is a lot of work! As much as I love it, it is so nice to break away from it sometimes! Thank you! I have so much fun doing the moasics!

    • She Likes Food says

      You have to try them! They are basically like eating a chip topped with lots of yummy ingredients, but they are soooo good!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Bri! They are really fun to make! Sweet potatoes and black beans are the best, especially when combined with avocado!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you Sherri! I’m beginning to realize that sometimes similar is better! Thanks so much for pinning :)

  14. says

    One, those tiles look fabulous! I totally understand – I’ve been on “Holiday” and blogging has taken up majority of that time! But trust me, if you keep producing meals as tasty as this it’ll be so worth it (which it already is!) because we will keep coming back :D. I am sooo loving how you made your sweet potatoes, and I need to try these out!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Jessica! I am hoping that someday all the work we all put into blogging will pay off! Either way, it is so much fun and I’ve been some great people while doing it :) I think you will love these tostadas!

  15. says

    There really doesn’t ever seem to be enough time in a day or week, does there?! I love the sweet potato black bean combo and could eat these all day every day!

    • She Likes Food says

      Ain’t that the truth! Wouldn’t it be nice if we had like ten more hours in the day?! Thank you! I could eat them all day too, so many it is good that there isn’t ten more hours in the day :)

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Katie! Isn’t it just he perfect combo?! I wonder if they would go well in a smoothie together, haha!

  16. says

    Your mosaics are beautiful! Such a fun hobby and I hear ya on the blogging.
    My favorite part of blogging are the connections and amazing and unique recipes you normally wouldn’t come across like this one. I absolutely love everything about these tostadas. I could eat sweet potatoes and avocados all day long and throwing them in tostadas with black beans, cilantro and lime sounds delicious!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Kelly! I have so much fun doing them! I totally agree, that is one of my favorite things about blogging too! There are so many awesome people out there that come up with such creative and amazing recipes that I would never have been exposed to before. I could also eat sweet potatoes and avocados all day long :) I’ve made this recipe about 3 times now and I still haven’t gotten sick of it!

  17. says

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE tostadas! I also have a mild obsession with sweet potatoes and LOVE that you combined them with beans and avocados! Ummm yes these are SO happening this weekend. 😀

    • She Likes Food says

      I have an obsession with sweet potatoes too! They are so good, it is hard not to love them! I’m also all about the black beans and avocado, so I was majorly obsessed with these tostadas! I hope you love them, Sarah!!

  18. says

    Hey there! Just discovered your blog and I’m definitely loving it so far. A recipe and food blog that features fresh food and healthy eats? I’m all for it! This recipe sounds amazing. Definitely considering on trying it out. And I must say I really want that table with the cat that says Mi Casa es Su Casa. The cat sells it to me, I love cats!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Kaylin! I’m so glad you found my blog and I’m so happy you are loving it! I hope you enjoy these if you do try them out! Also, cats are pretty much the best things ever :)

  19. maria soto says

    love the idea, and going to have to give this one a try, I think you can mash up the sweet potatoes too and spread over the black beans. I love the avocado, but a mango salsa might be a great option, having two toppings for these would be a great idea for a get together or for a summer cook out. either way I will be giving this a try. thanks. for sharing

    • She Likes Food says

      Yes, you can definitely mash up the sweet potatoes! I love the idea of the mango salsa too! I’m all about more toppings :)

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