1medium Avocado*sliced or mashed - see notes for mashed
crumbled Queso Frescoor Cotija, or Feta
For the Toppings:
In a medium bowl, add the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and a healthy pinch of salt. Stir to combine, and set aside.
For the Baked Tostada Shells:
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Mix avocado oil and lime juice together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the tortillas in a single layer on the baking sheet without overlapping them.
Brush both sides of each tortilla with the oil/lime juice mixture, then sprinkle both sides of each tortilla with a pinch of chili powder, dividing it equally between them.
Bake the tortillas at 350 F for 10 minutes, flip them over, and bake for another 7-9 minutes until very crispy. Sprinkle each tortilla with a pinch of salt as soon as they come out of the oven. Set aside.
For the Creamy Black Beans:
Heat avocado oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt, and cook for 5-7 minutes until onions are very soft and translucent.
Stir in garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, black beans, and broth. Cover the pot with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes until the beans are softened. Mash the beans in the pot** until creamy.*** Allow to cool slightly until thickened.
For the Creamy Black Bean Avocado Tostadas:
Spread 1/3 cup of creamy black beans onto each tostada shell. Top with either sliced or mashed avocado*, fresh tomato topping, crumbled cheese, and additional cilantro (if desired). Or use your favorite toppings!
*For Mashed Avocado, scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl, and sprinkle in a pinch of salt and garlic powder. Squeeze in some fresh lime (a wedge or two) and mash everything together. Ideally, do this right before serving so the avocado doesn't brown.**A potato masher, muddler, or wooden spoon (with some effort!) works well to mash the beans in the pot.***If the beans seem too runny, let them cook without the lid for a few minutes. Stir frequently to release some of the steam.
Keyword Black Bean Tostadas, Creamy Black Bean Avocado Tostadas