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Ghastly Guacamole Tostadas

Oct 30, 2013 09:48AM ● By Cate Reynolds
These tostadas are a perfect addition to a Halloween meal. They take 10  minutes to make, perfect for when you need to rush out for that party or costume parade. And the buttermilk sour cream spider webs give them just a hint of spookiness.


4 large flour tortillas
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 Tbsp. salsa (homemade is best, pre-made works a well)
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
4 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese
1 large avocado, pitted and diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp. cilantro
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. buttermilk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side for another ten minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

While the tortillas bake, prepare your toppings. Combine black beans, salsa and jalapenos in a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes pulpy. Remove it to a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine avocado, red onion, lime juice and cilantro. Use the back side of a fork to mash the avocado and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Make this guacamole as chunky or as thin as you like. In a third bowl, combine Greek yogurt and buttermilk until well mixed.

Take 1 to 2 Tbsp. of black bean mixture and spread it evenly onto your tortillas. Top with 1 Tbsp. of cheddar cheese on each. Layer on 1 to 2 Tbsp. of guacamole and sprinkle the tortillas with salt. Transfer the buttermilk mixture to a piping bag fitted with a small circle tip. Starting at the center of the tortilla, make circles going outward. Go back to the center and drag stripes across the circles, forming a spiderweb shape.

Drizzle with additional lime juice, if desired.

Serves 4

--Kim Cooper--