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Mexican Tostadas


These spicy mexican tostadas makes a great change from traditional meals; colourful and tasty!!

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  • 2 red onions
  • 2 limes
  • seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tbsps sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 1tbsp chipotle paste
  • 400g kidney bean tin
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 80g radishes
  • large handful fresh coriander


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 12mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 220°C
Thinly slice one onion, finely chop the other.
Squeeze the juice from one lime, cut the other into quarters.
Finely chop the garlic. Thinly slice the radishes.
Drain and rinse the kidney beans. Roughly chop the coriander.

Step 2

Put the sliced onion and lime juice in a bowl. Season and put aside.

Step 3

Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan. Fry the chopped onion and garlic until tender.
Stir in the cumin. Fry for 1 min.

Step 4

Add the chipotle paste and kidney beans. Stir.
Half-fill the now-empty kidney bean tin with water. Add this too.

Step 5

Simmer for 5 mins.
Season then roughly mash to a puree.
(Add a few drops of water if dry. Cook for a little longer if runny.)

Step 6

Brush tortillas with remaining oil. Place on baking sheets.
Bake for 5-6 mins or until crisp.

Step 7

Mix the radishes, coriander and onion together.
Dollop and spread the bean mixture onto the tortillas. Top with the radish mix.

Serve with lime wedges and perhaps with some yellow pepper rice (with optional extras such as bacon and mushroom).

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