Southwestern quinoa–black bean tostadas with cabbage slaw and avocado

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Southwestern quinoa–black bean tostadas with cabbage slaw and avocado

Vegan, Mediterranean, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

2 Servings, 700 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

For these plant-based tostadas, we cook quinoa and black beans in our smoky simmer sauce, then pile them on crisp tortillas with creamy avocado and a juicy slaw.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • Sun Basket Southwestern simmer sauce blend (fire-roasted tomatoes - tomato paste - chili powder - coriander - cumin - sweet paprika - granulated garlic)
  • ½ cup rainbow quinoa
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • 8 Mi Rancho 100% corn tortillas
  • ¼ pound organic grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 3 ounces organic shredded green or other cabbage
  • 2 ounces organic shredded carrots

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 700, Protein: 17g (34% DV), Fiber: 20g (80% DV), Total Fat: 34g (52% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 120mg (5% DV), Carbohydrates: 91g (30% DV), Total Sugars: 8g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prepare the quinoa–black bean mixture

Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Set aside half the Southwestern simmer sauce blend for the tostada sauce.
  • Rinse the quinoa.
  • Rinse the black beans.
In a small sauce pot, stir together half the simmer sauce blend and ¾ cup [1½ cups] lightly salted water, then add the quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, stir in the beans, cover, and keep warm.
While the quinoa cooks, prepare the tortillas.


Crisp the tortillas

On a sheet pan, brush the tortillas all over with 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil and season with salt; arrange side by side. Toast in the oven, turning halfway through, until the tortillas are crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the tortillas to a plate.
While the tortillas toast, prepare the cabbage slaw.


Make the cabbage slaw; prep the avocado

  • Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Juice half the lime; cut half into wedges for garnish. [Juice 1 lime; cut 1 lime into wedges.]
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, and cut the flesh into ¼-inch-thick slices for garnish.
In a medium bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cilantro, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lime juice, and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil; season to taste with salt and pepper.


Warm the tostada sauce

In a small sauce pot over medium heat, combine the remaining simmer sauce blend and ¼ cup [½ cup] water and cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.


Transfer the tortillas to individual plates. Top with the quinoa–black bean mixture and tostada sauce, spoon on the slaw, and garnish with the avocado. Serve with the lime wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Rinse the quinoa.
  • Rinse the black beans.
  • Prepare the tortillas for crisping.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Scoop out the avocado.