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    Black Bean and Salmon Tostadas

    Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa.


    • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
    • 1 6- to 7-ounce can wild Alaskan salmon, boneless, skinless; drained
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, minced, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided
    • 2 cups coleslaw mix, or shredded cabbage
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    • 2 scallions, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons prepared salsa
    • lime wedges, optional
    • canola cooking spray


    Step 1
    Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375°F.
    Step 2
    Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
    Step 3
    Combine salmon, avocado and jalapeños 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.
    Step 4
    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.

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