Man I despise canned fish. I find tuna fish in a can, or a fresh pack, really gross smelling. It smells like catfood to me. So I was browsing around for some healthier recipes and I found this one, but was skeptical. It hit all the right buttons with Erin and Kate: avocado, check. Fish, check. Black beans, check. So I figured we should try it. This turned out to be a really fresh meal that was also filling. We ran out of food and we made two recipes for 7 people. The taste hit all the right spots: filling protein, slight sweet with the slaw, hearty corn base. It was awesome. So don’t frown on the canned salmon, give this a try and you won’t be disappointed.
Time to prep: 30 minutes
Time to done: 40 minutes
- 8 6-inch corn tortillas
- Canola oil cooking spray
- 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeños, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided
- 2 cups coleslaw mix (see Tip) or shredded cabbage
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
- 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Lime wedges (optional)
Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.
Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
Combine salmon, avocado and jalapenos in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes.
To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean mixture and some salmon mixture and top with the cabbage salad. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Original recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249998/black-bean-salmon-tostadas/