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HomeHealthy EatingAvocado cream and Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Avocado cream and Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

This delicious Mexican meal is made with toasted tortillas.

Ingredients

 Servings 4.

Avocado Cream

  • 1 small avocado, chopped, pitted, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Black Beans

  • 1 15.5-ounce can of black beans without salt added, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn oil or canola

Tostadas Chicken

  • 1/2 cup fresh, frozen corn OR
  • 1/2 cup canned corn with no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno. Seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1 minced medium garlic clove OR
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced jarred Garlic
  • To taste, add pepper
  • 4 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces of shredded chicken skinless breast, cooked without salt. All visible fat is discarded
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Directions

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Avocado Cream

  1. Mix the avocado, sour cream, water, cilantro, honey, and salt in a small bowl. Use a fork to mash the mixture together until it becomes creamy.

Black Beans

  1. Blend the beans, oil, cilantro, lime juice, and oil in a food processor.

Tostadas Chicken

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Mix the onion, garlic, jalapeno, and corn in a small bowl.
  3. Place the tortillas directly onto the oven rack. Bake the tortillas for between 8-10 minutes or until they are crisp. Transfer to a work surface.
  4. Spread the bean mixture onto the tortillas. Add the chicken. Spread the tomato-corn salsa on top of the chicken. Add a spoonful of avocado cream to the top. Sprinkle the cilantro leaves on top.

Quick Tips

TipMashing avocado cream can be an easy and safe way to get kids involved in the preparation of this meal.

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