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Beany Cheese-tada

Tex-Mex is at its finest (and easiest!) with this tasty tostada recipe. For a fun twist, cut the tortillas into triangles before toasting to make tortilla chips, and serve the cheese-tada toppings as a cold dip.

Nutrition Tip: Adequate amounts of fiber supports healthy digestion and can aid in keeping one regular. Luckily, just one cup of pinto beans provides about 50 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake!

Bean & Cheese Tostada

Bean & Cheese Tostada

Tex-Mex is at its finest (and easiest!) with this tasty tostada recipe.

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans, drained, mashed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toast tortillas 3-4 minutes or to desired crispiness.
  3. Microwave beans on HIGH 1 minute.
  4. Spread beans on tortillas. Top with cheese, Romaine, tomatoes and salsa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 460mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 6gProtein: 15g

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Lesley Daniels

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Lesley Daniels

Lesley got her first taste for the food industry over 10 years ago at Heinz. Her finance and communication skills gave her an opportunity to explore many roles within their supply chain and procurement teams. Years later, she took her passion for creating and marketing food to Giant Eagle to source and develop their private label brands. At Produce for Kids, Lesley serves as the keystone between our retail partners and growers. As the mom of two daring boys and the wife of a passionate outdoorsmen, Lesley is always searching for healthy and delicious ways to fuel their next family biking or hiking adventure.

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  1. Hi, Wendy! Our recipes can be printed by clicking the green printer icon located to the right of the recipe image. Our website is also mobile-compatible, so you can view recipes directly from your tablet or phone in the kitchen or on-the-go. Let us know what you think if you try the Beany Cheese-tada.

    Happy healthy eating!

  2. I am not finding a “Print” button to print recipes. Would you please add one? Thank you.

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