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Pinto Bean Tostadas With Avocado Salsa

What You'll Need


FOR THE BEAN SPREAD

1 can of pinto beans

1 tsp dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE AVOCADO SALSA

7 tomatillos

1 avocado

10 sprigs of fresh cilantro

3 green onions, white and green parts

1 jalapeño (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS

Lettuce

Kale

Cabbage, shredded

Roasted peppers

Coleslaw mix


How to Make It


1 Pour the can of beans with its liquid into a pan or skillet over medium heat with no oil. Mash the beans with a potato masher.

2 Add oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

3 For the avocado salsa, add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

4 To prepare your tostada. Spread some of the mashed beans [on top of what], top it with some (or a lot) of the coleslaw mix, and then add the avocado salsa.

Cooking Tips

You can use homemade beans.

You can use black beans or any other type of beans.

You can puree the beans in a blender.

If you use canned beans, make sure you buy the “No added salt” variety.

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