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Black Bean and Mango Tostadas

Black Bean and Mango Tostadas

Some of my favorite meals are the simple ones. Black bean and mango tostadas are at the top of our list when it comes to easy dinner recipes. This meatless meal is loaded with fresh flavors and hits the spot every time.

We use corn tortillas for the base of our tostadas. I don’t fry the corn tortillas, instead I broil them in the oven. You get the same crispy results without having to mess with hot oil. They are healthier and a lot easier to make. We top the crispy corn tortillas with black beans, mangoes, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime, lettuce, and avocado. If we have extra time, Josh will make a batch of his famous mango salsa to go with the tostadas. Go crazy and add on whatever toppings you like.

Black bean and mango tostadas are fast, fresh, and full of flavor. This is one of our go to meals when we are hungry and craving a healthy and delicious meal without all of the fuss. Add these black bean and mango tostadas to your weekly menu today!

Black Bean and Mango Tostadas


Corn tortillas
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained and heated up
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Romaine lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
Lime wedges
Salsa, if desired


1. Turn the broiler on high. Spray corn tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet. Put corn tortillas in the oven until crispy, about five-seven minutes. Flip them once to make sure each side is crispy.

2. Top corn tortillas with black beans, mango chunks, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, and avocado. Dress with fresh lime juice and salsa.

If you like these black bean and mango tostadas, you might also like:

Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime from Two Peas and Their Pod
Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips from Two Peas and Their Pod
Huevos Rancheros from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chicken and Vegetable Tostadas from Two Peas and Their Pod
Black Bean Tostadas from Dana Treat

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74 Responses to “Black Bean and Mango Tostadas”

  1. Rosa — August 11, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    Lovely tostadas! A very healthy meal. Yummy!



  2. Erica — August 11, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    I love putting tortillas under the broiler and watching them bubble and brown up. Looks so tasty- especially with the mango.

  3. Jessie — August 11, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    Think this might be on the menu for tonight. We have some corn tortillas that I don’t know what to do with. Going to try to toast them on the grill because it is going to be another HOT & HUMID day here in MN. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • twopeas replied: — August 11th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

      Great idea to use the grill!

  4. Marvett Smith — August 11, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    This looks so good! Your pictures are great Maria. We did the Strawberry Limeade recipe with our Sunday dinner, and I blogged about it and linked to your site. We are trying the rolo cookies next. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    • twopeas replied: — August 11th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

      Thanks Marvett!

  5. CookiePie — August 11, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    Those look great! Perfect summer meal.

  6. Olga @ MangoTomato — August 11, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    YUM! It looks so happy and fresh. Mangoes are obviously some of my favorite fruit and I love them in savory dishes.

  7. marla {family fresh cooking} — August 11, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    Great looking & such a healthy tostada recipe. I too always opt for the broiler rather than the fryer :) xo

  8. Jan — August 11, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Now I don’t want what I’m having for dinner tonight – I want those instead!
    All looks delish!

  9. Wenderly — August 11, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Love the idea of broiling the tortillas! Brilliant! They look sooo delicious!

  10. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — August 11, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    So fresh and easy! I’ve never broiled corn shells before…I’ll have to give it a try. Perfect weeknight dinner!

  11. Katie @ goodLife {eats} — August 11, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    Mmmmmmm! I love black beans. We had black bean and sweet potato chili last night. I would love one of these tostadas for lunch.

  12. Sara — August 11, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    That flavor combination sounds wonderful. This look like a tasty and health meal!

  13. Dana — August 11, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Maria, you are making me realize that it has been far too long since I last made Mexican food! We have some hot weather coming our way and these look perfect for a night on the deck. Thank you so much for the mention!

  14. Bridgett — August 11, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Healthy and delicious. This will be going on my list to try as I am on a quest for healthier meals. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jenny Flake — August 11, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    Great dinner recipe! Love all those great colors! Meant to tell you, I love your new look around here, very nice :)

  16. Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 11, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    i love the addition of mango in mexican cooking…it’s so fresh and clean!

  17. Tracy — August 11, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    I’ve baked up flour tortillas before and then used them as little bowl, but I’ve never tried it with corn tortillas, and definitely not with mango – these look fabulous!

  18. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 11, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    I love black beans and love trying them in different dishes. I haven’t paired them with mangos yet; it sounds delicious! I love how colorful this dish is!

  19. Joanne — August 11, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    Yum to all of these fresh flavors! This is my kind of meal also.

  20. kat — August 11, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    what a great fresh dish for this nasty hot weather

  21. Andrea Scoville — August 11, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    How do you eat a tostada… pick it up? Doesn’t it break apart and make a mess? Or just eat the contents then nibble on the tortilla?

    • twopeas replied: — August 11th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

      We pick them up and eat them. You can also break off pieces of the tortilla and scoop up the toppings!

  22. Melissa — August 11, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    Love the new look of the blog! Looks like a great recipe to add to the Meatless Monday repertoire.

  23. Melissa — August 11, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    I suppose you could pick up the whole thing, but in Texas we find Texas sized tostadas and I fear all the goodness would fall out and on to the plate! So we break up the shell and use it as a scoop or spoon. I had a tostada yesterday! Scoop, scoop, scoop! Yum, yum, yum!

  24. Kelly @ EvilShenanigans — August 11, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    Oh yum! How fresh, and craveable! Black beans and mango are one of my very favorite flavor combos, too! Yummy!

  25. Theresa — August 11, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    I never thought to try crisping tortillas in the oven – brilliant! I love all the fresh colors in this recipe. Looks awesome :)

  26. Elle — August 11, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

    So colorful and pretty! I know I’d love these!

  27. Michelle — August 11, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    Such a pretty plate, love all the colors!

  28. Looks delicious! We had tostadas last night and really enjoyed them. My question, though – how are you supposed to eat them without making a mess???

    • twopeas replied: — August 11th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

      We pick them up and eat them. They make a little mess, but not too bad. Just have a napkin ready. You can break off pieces and scoop up the toppings if you wish.

  29. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 11, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    My mouth is watering… these look delicious!

  30. Eliana — August 11, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    These look absolutely perfect. And also love the new look of the blog.

    • twopeas replied: — August 11th, 2010 @ 1:23 pm


  31. Maria — August 11, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    You can pick up the tostada or break the tortilla and scoop up the toppings. It may get a little messy but it is worth it!

  32. Alisa: a pina colada — August 11, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    This seriously looks so fresh and yummy. I even have these ingredients on hand… looks like tonight I know what I’m making.

  33. Nadia — August 11, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the flavors, so bright and sunny!

  34. Amanda — August 11, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    Oh I like the new look Maria! And these tostadas rock too!

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  36. Angie — August 12, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    I love this recipe! I was planning something similar in a quinoa salad today.

  37. Diana @ Diana's Cocina — August 12, 2010 @ 5:20 am

    What beautiful color. Could you pass me a plate please!

  38. Pam — August 12, 2010 @ 5:33 am

    Love this with the avocado and mango! It looks delicious and is a keeper!

  39. Rachel (S[d]OC) — August 12, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    Those look so refreshing and they look good for you too. I love the mango and avocado!

  40. teresa — August 12, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    fabulous! i love all of those colors.

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