So I  know this recipe sounds like a mouthful to say but there are LEVELS TO THIS! Haha, ok let me calm down. I  wanted these tostadas to have a nice creamy hearty spread of black beans, sweetness from the potatoes, and of course crunch and acidity from the slaw. I  added pomegranate to this and although it might seem like one insignificant addition- it really does add a brightness to the entire dish so try not to skip this step. These tostadas are great for lunch, brunch, or dinner! You could even just take the ingredients and make tacos out of them instead of tostadas and they’d be just as delicious!

I  used Guererro Tostada Shells that I    grabbed from Shop Rite but you can also try looking for them at Target! Likewise, you could fry up some corn tortillas or pop them in an air fryer!

If you love Mexican inspired dishes here are a few of my favorites to check out:

Taco Pizza with Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce

Mexican Lasagna Roll-Ups

Enchilada Eggs (the easiest breakfast ever)

Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my family did! The sweet potatoes and black beans can be very baby and kid-friendly too if you leave out the spice so don’t be afraid to experiment!

Happy Eating 🙂

Tostadas with Smashed Black Beans, Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Chipotle Lime Slaw




Yield 4-6 Servings


For the Potatoes:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Beans:

1.5 tbsp oil

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup diced bell peppers (mix of green and red)

1 jalapeno, finely diced

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp taco seasonin

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup water

2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated


2 cups shredded cabbage mix

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp chili powder

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp sauce from canned chipotle in adobo

1/2 lime squeezed

1/2 cup finely chopped cialntro

2 tsp honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss the sweet potatoes with the oil and seasonings listed and toss well. Lay out on a large baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes or until fork tender and slightly browned. Set aside once done.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a small pot on medium high heat and  add oil. Add jalapeño and peppers and let them cook until slightly soft. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add dry seasonings and continue to cook until the seasonings begin to look clumpy and pot seems dry. Add black beans and 1/4 cup water, stir for a few minutes on medium heat. Using a potato masher, slightly mash the beans until you have a thick consistency but not completely pureed and smooth. Taste for salt and remove from heat.
  4. In a small chopper, or food processor combine all of the ingredients for the slaw except for the cabbage. Place the cabbage in a bowl and add spoonfuls of the sauce until you get a wet slaw. You should have plenty of leftover sauce to use for drizzling on top or for making more slaw as needed. Making too much slaw at one time will result in a soggy slaw so work in batches.
  5. Assemble the tostadas by first layering a few spoonfuls of the black bean mash, topping it with sweet potato and then lastly the slaw. 
  6. Garnish with pomegranate, a salty cheese like queso fresco or feta, sliced jalapeño, and radishes. 
  7. If you don't have tostada shells these can be made into tacos.