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Black Bean Tostadas topped with Cilantro Slaw and Mango Salsa from One Lovely Life

Vegan Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Salsa

  • Author: Emily from One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Generous servings. 1x


Vegan Black Beans Tostadas with Mango Salsa – This family friendly vegetarian dinner is done in 20 minutes or less. Such a fun twist on taco night! (Gluten free)



For the Tostadas:

  • 12 Tostada shells (store-bought, or homemade)
  • 2 cans Refried black beans (34 cups)
  • Lime Cilantro Slaw (recipe below)
  • Mango Salsa (recipe below)
  • Guacamole (recipe below)
  • Your favorite taco toppings–diced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, etc.

For Lime Cilantro Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey or agave (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (more or less, to taste)

For the Mango Salsa:

  • 2 cups diced fresh mango (I like yellow/Atulfo mangos)
  • 1/4 cup finely minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 12 Tbsp finely minced jalapeño*
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1/81/4 tsp salt, to taste

For Quick Guacamole:

  • 2 avocados, peeled and pits removed
  • 2 Tbsp minced cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


First, Make the Lime Cilantro Slaw:

  1. In a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the other components of your meal.

Next, Make The Mango Salsa:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together mango, red onion, cilantro, 1 Tbsp jalapeño,  lime juice, and salt.
  2. Stir to combine well.
  3. Assemble your tostadas.

Make the Quick Guacamole:

  • In a small bowl, mash the avocados with cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper until you’ve reached your desired smoothness.

To Assemble Your Tostadas:

  1. Heat your refried black beans on the stovetop, or in the microwave.
  2. Let everyone build their own tostadas, spreading black beans on the tostada shells and layering with toppings.
  3. Layer with guacamole, lime cilantro slaw, fresh mango salsa, and any other desired taco toppings.
  4. Enjoy!


*It’s nearly impossible to tell how spicy a jalapeño will be from the outside. I recommend starting small in your salsa, as you can always add more! If you don’t like jalapeños, or want a mild version, omit jalapeño and add 1/4-1/2 tsp chili powder to your salsa instead.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian,
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Southwestern, American

Keywords: tostadas, vegan tostadas, black bean tostadas, mango salsa, refried black beans, vegetarian tostadas,