Cilantro Sweet Potato Tostadas with Mashed Black Beans | Naturally Ella

Cilantro Sweet Potato Tostada with Black Beans

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course


Flavorful and filling sweet potato tostadas that featured homemade refried black beans, sweet potato puree, and a fresh topping of microgreens.



Black Beans

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup black beans (with liquid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt (to taste)

Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • 4 corn tortillas
  • Microgreens (for topping)
  • Cotija Cheese (for topping)
  • Hot sauce (for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. 
  2. Place a small pot or skillet over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil followed by the minced garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, just to until the garlic begins to brown. Place beans and liquid in a pan with the cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and chili powder. Heat over medium-low heat until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes. Taste and add salt as needed. 
  3. Remove the beans from the heat and using a potato masher, mash the beans into a paste-like consistency. 
  4. Combine the sweet potatoes with cilantro and lime juice and set aside. Place the tortillas on a sheet tray and brush with olive oil. Bake until the tortillas are crisp, roughly 10 minutes. (see note).
  5. Remove the tortillas from the oven and spread a layer of bean mixture on top followed by a layer of sweet potatoes. Top with microgreens, cheese, and a drizzle of hot sauce. 


Tips & Tricks: If I don’t feel like turning on my oven, I will use the gas range to char and crisp the tortilla. The result is a tortilla that’s not as crisp but still delicious. Tostadas are traditionally deep fried, so you could also go that route if desired.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: black beans, tortillas, sweet potatoes

Nutrition: see the information.


  • Calories: 538
  • Sugar: 5.4
  • Sodium: 75
  • Fat: 7.5
  • Carbohydrates: 97
  • Fiber: 20.5
  • Protein: 25.1