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Crispy Tostadas with Homemade Refried Beans & Pico De Gallo

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These Crispy Tostadas are topped with homemade refried beans and fresh pico de Gallo!


  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • olive oil

For the Refried Beans

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinses (save bean juice and set aside)
  • 1/2 green pepper, small diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, small diced*
  • 1/2 small red onion, small diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno, small diced (or more depending on how much heat you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

For the Pico De Gallo

  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion, small diced
  • small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of half a lime, or a whole lime depending on how juicy it is
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch more if needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brush both sides of the corn tortillas with a small amount of olive oil and place onto a large sheet pan. Place in the oven and bake for about ten minutes, until they are crispy. Flipping halfway. Set aside.
  3. While tortillas are in the oven, in a small bowl, add all pico de gallo ingredients and mix together. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Make the refried beans, heat a large pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  5. Then add diced peppers, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until tender. Then add the black beans and spices. Cook for another 2 – 3 minutes.
  6. Carefully pour mixture into a food processor or blender, fitted with a metal blade, and puree on medium speed. Slowly add in the reserved black bean juice, a little at a time, until the refried beans reach desired consistency.
  7. Place refried beans back into the pan for a few minutes until heated through.
  8. Assemble the tostadas, spread a few tablespoons of refried beans onto each tortilla and then top with avocado slices and pico de gallo.
  9. Enjoy!


  • *The red pepper will give the refried beans a little bit of a sweet flavor, so if you like, you can omit the red pepper and add more green pepper or other pepper of your choice.
  • Category: Dinner, Vegan
  • Method: Oven, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Crispy Tostadas