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tostadas on a plate

Vegetarian Tostadas

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Tostadas 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These oven baked tostadas cook quickly which means you can have dinner on the table in just 15 minutes! They’re vegetarian, gluten free, and customizable for the whole family!


  • 8 whole wheat or corn tortillas
  • 1 15oz can refried beans (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta or cojita cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Set the oven to broil.
  2. While the oven heats up, line a baking sheet with foil
  3. Bake the tortillas in the preheating oven for 2-3 minutes. Depending on how quickly your oven heats up, you may need to keep a close eye on these! You want them lightly browned and beginning to crisp.
  4. While the oven heats up, combine the refried beans, cumin, garlic, and chili powder.
  5. Remove the tortillas from the oven and spread about 3 tablespoons of refried beans on each tortilla.
  6. Add ¼ cup of black beans on top.
  7. Place in the oven and broil for 3 on the medium rack minutes until the edges of the tortillas get crispy and the beans are heated through.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with mashed avocado, pico de gallo, feta, and cilantro.


Be sure you buy fat-free refried beans or vegetarian refried beans, as traditional refried beans are made with lard, which is not vegetarian.