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Plant Based Bean Tostadas

By Fredrica Syren:

Living in San Diego, I’ve had my fair share of Mexican food. Unfortunately, most of it contains lots of cheese and tends to be greasy, which is fine if that’s what you like. I, however, favor fresh food made with fresh ingredients.

These tacos are something my family enjoys eating at least once a week. They are topped with lots of fresh veggies and beans and if tostadas are not your thing, the filling can be used for tacos instead.

Makes 4 Tostadas or Tacos:

  • 1 cup cooked beans of your choice (or use canned, but make sure to rinse)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup corn kernels
  • ½ ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup green or red cabbage, grated
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Plant Based Bean Tostadas
  • 4 small corn tortillas

Combine all ingredients, except tortillas, in a large bowl and mix. Set aside while you cook tortillas. Toast tortillas on a griddle or in a frying pan on both sides until crispy. Top each tortilla with filling and serve.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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