Chickpea & Chipotle Tostadas Recipe
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Chickpea & Chipotle Tostadas Recipe

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I often take a not-so-healthy dish and create something good for my family. My young twins love colorful meals they can eat with their hands, and this one fits the bill. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 minced chipotle peppers plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas: 347 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 12g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir red pepper and onion until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in next five ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Coarsely mash with a potato masher. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Cook until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spritz both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Place in a single layer on baking sheets; broil 4 in. from heat until crisp, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Spread chickpea mixture over tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Stir together sour cream and salsa; drizzle over tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chickpea & Chipotle Tostadas in Taste of Home September/October 2016, p26

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ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 259556
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2017

"The men of the family weren't interested in this dish and the ladies didn't go back for seconds. So I suppose, in our family, this recipe wasn't a favorite. Always fun to experiment on new recipes anyway!"

curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 255809
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"This was a really great healthy and family-friendly dinner recipe. My family really enjoyed being able to pick their favorite topics...I really liked them with everything on them, but it was also great that it was easy to adapt for picky eaters."

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