Black Bean Salsa Recipe: Mix some rinsed, cooked, chilled black beans with a little bit of fine chopped jalapeno in a mixing bowl. Add a little bit each of these ingredients: chopped tomato, diced pimiento, chopped green onion and chopped cilantro. Add a splash of rice vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and a squeeze of lime juice. Mix the ingredients together
Shrimp: Saute peeled shrimp with olive oil and minced garlic in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add sea salt, black pepper, a few pinches of mild chili powder, a pinch of cumin and a squeeze of lime juice. Saute till the shrimp become fully cooked and then set the shrimp aside.
Tostada: Grill a flour tortilla in a saute pan with oil over medium heat. Grill the tortilla on both sides till it becomes crisp. Spread a thin layer of warm refried beans over the top of the tortilla. Sprinkle some grated Jack Cheese and Cheddar Cheese over the refried beans. Place the tostada on a baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven till the cheese is melted. (Do not brown the cheese!)
Set the tostada on a plate. Sprinkle diced fresh tomato over the cheese. Lay thin avocado slices around the tostada. Pile a little shredded lettuce in the middle of the tostada. Set the shrimp upright around the tostada. Spoon the black bean salsa around the lettuce. Set a dollop of sour cream on the lettuce in the middle of the tostada. Sprinkle sliced green onion on the sour cream.
This actually is a very light and fresh tasting tostada. It is healthy too. The flavors of the shrimp, cheese, avocado and the black bean salsa are so nice! Yum! ... Shawna