Feisty Frijole Tostadas
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Feisty Frijole Tostadas

Feisty Frijole Tostadas

with Plantain, Pickled Red Onion, and Avocado

Holy frijoles! These tostadas are on a mission to go where no tostadas have gone before. The crisp tortillas are piled high with a few usual suspects—avocado, cilantro, lime, and radish—but the creamy mashed cumin black beans and sweet plantains take them beyond. And with a touch of honey to amplify those sugared overtones and a sprinkle of feta for a salty contrast, the only word to describe this creation is otherworldly.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

1 unit


1 box

Black Beans

3 unit


1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit


1 unit


1 teaspoon


4 unit

Flour Tortilla

(Contains Wheat)

1 teaspoon


¼ ounce


½ cup

Feta Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories820 kcal
Energy (kJ)3431 kJ
Fat32 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate101 g
Sugar20 g
Dietary Fiber28 g
Protein28 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sodium780 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Small Bowl
Large Pan


Preheat and Prep

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel plantain, then slice into ½-inch-thick rounds. Drain and rinse black beans, reserving ¼ cup liquid from can. Thinly slice radishes. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Halve, pit, and peel avocado, then thinly slice. Halve lime. Cut one half into wedges.

Pickle Onion

In a small bowl, toss a quarter of the onion with juice from lime half.

Cook Beans

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add remaining onion and cook, tossing, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add beans and cumin and stir until warm, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash with a potato masher or fork until creamy, adding reserved bean liquid as needed to reduce stiffness. Season with salt and pepper.

Toast Tortillas

Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown and crisp, 4-6 minutes.

Cook Plantain

Remove bean mixture from pan and cover to keep warm. Wipe out pan, then heat a thin layer of oil in it (we used 1 TBSP) over medium-high heat. Add plantain and cook until soft and browned, 3-4 minutes per side. (TIP: Reduce heat if plantain browns before soft.) Remove from pan, then drizzle with 1 tsp honey (we sent more). Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble and Serve

Top tortillas with bean mixture, plantain, avocado, pickled onion, radishes, and a few sprigs of cilantro. Sprinkle with feta cheese and squeeze over a bit of lime. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.

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